music The Best Synthpunk Bands  

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Synthpunk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good synthpunk bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top synthpunk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Synthpunk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all synthpunk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest synthpunk bands of all time, since the most famous synthpunk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best synthpunk music.

You can click on the synthpunk band names to see more information about that particular notable synthpunk group. If they're near the top of the best synthpunk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top synthpunk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the synthpunk band names themselves.

Everything from Pink to Devo is included on this list. Vote up your favorite artists to see them get closer to the top of the list. Which is better for this list, Cobra Starship or The Prodigy?

All important, significant and iconic names in synthpunk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new synthpunk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of synthpunk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into synthpunk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good synthpunk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent synthpunk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best synthpunk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest synthpunk 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 synthpunk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Devo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Devo Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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The Screamers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Screamers Synthpunk, Punk rock

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Units is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Units Synthpunk, New Wave, Punk rock

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Suicide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Suicide Synthpunk, New Wave, No wave

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Futurisk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands

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DAF / DOS is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
DAF / DOS Synthpunk, Synthpop, Dance-punk

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Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Mindless Self Indulgence Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk

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Nervous Gender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Nervous Gender Queercore, Punk rock

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Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Atari Teenage Riot Synthpunk, Electronic music, Noise music

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Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundsc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk

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Sparks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Sparks Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Kap Bambino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Kap Bambino Synthpunk, Indie, Electronic music

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Métal Urbain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Métal Urbain Synthpunk, Electro, Punk rock

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Adult is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Adult Synthpunk, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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Liaisons Dangereuses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Liaisons Dangereuses Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk

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Le Tigre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Le Tigre Synthpunk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Alien Sex Fiend is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Alien Sex Fiend Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic music

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Peaches Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk

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Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Brainiac Synthpunk, Noise rock, Indie rock

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Portion Control is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Portion Control Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Electronic music

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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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The Faint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Faint New Wave, Dance-punk, Synth rock

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Death from Above 1979 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Death from Above 1979 Synthpunk, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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Damage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Damage Florida band (based in Orlando) active in the early 80s, who played hardcore with synthesizers instead of guitars.

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Alice in Videoland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Alice in Videoland Synthpunk, Synthpop, Electronic music

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Dead Disco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Dead Disco Synthpunk, Indie pop, New Wave

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Lesbians on Ecstasy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Lesbians on Ecstasy Synthpunk, Queercore, Electronic music

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HEALTH is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
HEALTH Synthpunk, Noise rock, Dance-punk

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The Horrorist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Horrorist Hardstyle, Synthpunk, New Wave

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Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Jay Reatard Synthpunk, Garage punk, Garage rock

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The Grace of Violence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands

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Mnttab is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Mnttab Synth-Punk, Digi-Hardcore.

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Polysics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Polysics Synthpunk, Noise rock, Synthpop

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Late of the Pier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Late of the Pier Synthpunk, Neo-progressive rock, Synthpop

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Le Shok is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Le Shok Synthpunk, New Wave, Punk rock

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MU is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
MU Synthpunk, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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The Fashion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Fashion Synthpunk, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Le Car is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Le Car Synthpunk, Electro, Electronic music

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The Primitive Calculators is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Primitive Calculators Synthpunk, Rock music, Noise music

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Egotronic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Egotronic Synthpunk, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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Shiny Toy Guns is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Shiny Toy Guns Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Retard-o-bot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Retard-o-bot Synthpunk, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

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Intro5pect is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Intro5pect Synthpunk, Punk rock

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The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
The Ting Tings Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Kill Hannah is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Kill Hannah Synthpunk, New Wave, Shoegazing

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Math the Band is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Math the Band Synthpunk, Synthpop, Dance-punk

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Harmjoy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands

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Zowie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Zowie Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Synthpop

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Cobra Starship is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Cobra Starship Synthpunk, Pop punk, Synthpop

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Cyborg Attack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Cyborg Attack Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial music