The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists

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List Criteria: Only bands who made more than one album incorporating electronic rock. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins (Adore) and The Killers (Hot Fuss) don't count

This electronic rock bands list ranks the best electronic rock artists and musicians by votes. This list of electronic bands let’s you see who music fans think are the best electronic bands of all time. When you think of electronic rock, bands that use instruments like synthesizers will generally be thrown into that genre. Electro rock first emerged in the early 1970s at the advent of progressive rock and since then electronic rock artists have emerged in genres like synthpop, New Wave, and industrial rock. The best electronic rock bands have been able to defy the odds and be creative and exploratory while attaining critically and commercial success. For the sake of this list, we're only going to include bands that have made several electronic rock albums and eschew the ones who dabbled in it for only one album.


So, who are the best electronic rock bands? Any list of electro rock artists has to include the likes of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Devo, Muse, New Order, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails. When you generally think of electronic rock, these are some of the first bands that will jump out in your mind. These are some of the most important electronic rock bands and many of them have seen their legacy grow in their later years.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronic rock bands. If you think of a band not on the list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best electronic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronic rock musician ever?" 

Whether you’re an electric aficionado or a new fan of electronic rock music, please vote for the best electronic rock artists - not  just the most popular electronic rock bands that you never actually listened to. 


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    Violator, Songs of Faith and Devotion, Music for the Masses

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    Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

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    Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law

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    The Man-Machine, Autobahn, Trans-Europe Express

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    Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life

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    The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth

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    Rio, Come Undone, Greatest

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    Dare, Greatest Hits, Hysteria

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    Mezzanine, 100th Window, Blue Lines

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    Actually, Very, Behaviour

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    Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora

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    Celldweller, Space & Time, Live Upon a Blackstar

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    Scream, Humanoid City Live, Automatic

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    Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live

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    Metal Rhythm, The Pleasure Principle, Telekon

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    Out of the Blue, Time, A New World Record

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    Dazzle Ships, Architecture & Morality, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the ...

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    Play, Everything Is Wrong, 18

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    Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Touch, Be Yourself Tonight

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    Back from Earth, I've Been Dreaming, Megalithic Symphony

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    Hyperborea, Tangram, Exit

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    Freedom of Choice, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Fresh

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    12inch Mixes, The Art of Falling Apart, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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    Oracular Spectacular, MGMT, Flash Delirium

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    A Beautiful Lie, 30 Seconds to Mars, Love

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    Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, Saturdays = Youth

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    Fragile, Close to the Edge, 90125

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    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Genesis, Foxtrot

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    Laughing Stock, Spirit of Eden, The Colour of Spring

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    Ultravox!, Rage in Eden, Quartet

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    Candy-O, The Cars, Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology

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    Sound of Silver, This Is Happening, LCD Soundsystem

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    Torches, Supermodel, Pumped Up Kicks

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    Antisleep, Volume 01, Blue Stahli

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    You've Come a Long Way, Baby, Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars

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    Discovery, Random Access Memories, Homework

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    Dig Your Own Hole, Surrender, Exit Planet Dust

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    Beat Boy, Visage, The Anvil

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    604, Light & Magic, Witching Hour

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    Tubular Bells, Ommadawn, Tubular Bells 2

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    Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Here Come the Warm Jets, Another Green ...

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    Emerson Lake & Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus

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    Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, From Here to Eternity, E=MC²

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    The United States of America

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    †, D.A.N.C.E, Audio

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    Walking on a Dream, Ice on the Dune, Standing on the Shore

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    Tago Mago, CAN, The Lost Tapes

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    Hounds of Love, The Dreaming, The Kick Inside

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    The Process, Remission, Bites

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