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The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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Over the past few decades, synthpop has become known as one of the most quirky and fun genres of pop music. Originating in the 1960s, synthpop bands started popping up as more new wave, Krautrock, progressive rock, and art rock bands started incorporating synthesizers in their sound and synthpop is an offshoot of that. Synthesizer-based sounds caught on with audiences. Synthpop bands, with their abundance of and reliance on electronic instruments, creates some of the most interesting new sounds in music. At the beginning of the 2000s, synthpop reemerged as a powerful genre that coincided with the electronic music boom and has yet to subside.

So, what are the best synthpop bands and synthpop artists? Any list of synthpop bands has to include the likes of Depeche Mode, Devo, Kraftwerk, Passion Pit and M83 on it. Mixing synthpop bands old and new, these artists are some of the most recognizable bands in the genre. Between their biggest hits, album sales and sold out live shows, synthpop bands are become way more popular than they've been since the 1980s. 

That said it's up to you to vote for the best synthpop bands and synthpop artists. If you are familiar with synthpop bands and you notice that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them to this list. This list answers the questions "who are the best synthpop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest synthpop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular synthpop bands that you might've heard of. (75 items)
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    Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    New Order is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by KarimAntonioPlasenciaAntonio
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    A-ha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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    The Human League is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Yazoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    added by EnriqueRosas
    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Erasure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Frankie Goes to Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    Thompson Twins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Spandau Ballet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative dance

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Thomas Dolby is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock

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    Berlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Men Without Hats is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    La Roux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by bohnenblust.lara
    Synthpop, New Wave, Hi-NRG

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    John Foxx is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    added by Lida Kelders
    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    MGMT is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Grimes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Santigold is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Synthpop, Electronic body music, Electronic music

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    Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave

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    M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Worldbeat

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    added by julian-matthias
    Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing

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    added by julian-matthias
    Dance-punk, Electronic music, Indietronica

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    added by julian-matthias
    Synthpop, New Wave

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    added by julian-matthias
    Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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    Electric Youth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Synthpop Bands/Artists

    added by ΜανιτσαΡοκ

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    Psychedelic folk, New Weird America, Electronic music

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    Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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    Rock music, Electronic music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Contemporary R&B

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