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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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by HooktmRetrovertible
    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    added by thecollo67
    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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  12. 12
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by CarloVilla
    Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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  14. 14
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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  15. 15
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    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    added by SamuelKrone
    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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    added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    added by MarioArley
    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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    added by passionsears
    Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    added by thecollo67
    Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

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    added by julian-matthias
    New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by passionsears
    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by spiralx
    Electronic, Psychedelic, Rock

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    Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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