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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. (64 items)


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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

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    added by tirednbroke
    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    added by Lida Kelders
    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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    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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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by SpencerJH
    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Synthpop, Electronic body music, Electronic music

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    Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Synthpop, Electronic dance music, Film score

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, French rock

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    Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, Electronic music, Electronica

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, Neo soul

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    Synthpop, New Wave, New Age

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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