Electronic Music The Best Electronic Bands & Artists  

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With the growth of electronic dance music, it's easy to forget that there's a separate genre called electronic music. Not all electronic music is meant for dancing, and while a number of the electronic music bands on this list are of the dance variety, there is also a subgenre of electronic music that isn't necessarily meant for dancing. The top electronic music bands do make dance music, and obviously they're considered some of the best electronic music bands, but dance music isn't a precursor for success. Electronic music, technically, is defined as using and employing electronic instruments. It's easy to forget this with the burgeoning popularity of EDM artists, but it is the definition of electronic music.

So, that said, who should be on the electronic bands list? Including the top EDM bands, the list is plentiful. Familiar faces like Daft Punk and Kraftwerk are rightfully on here, as are other electronic bands like Depeche Mode, Air and Brian Eno. Again, the similar quality that these seemingly diverse artists have is that they use electronic instruments to create music. The electronic music bands list should include all electronic music bands, not just one of group or another. 

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide who are the best electronic bands. This list answers the questions "who are the best electronic bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronic musician ever?" Only you know the answer to that question. This poll of best electronic bands should be the best way to determine who is the greatest of all time.

list ordered by

1
113 68
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

2
91 44
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

3
125 100
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

4
88 61
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

5
28 10
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

6
53 35
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

7
28 13
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Dubstep, Piano, Emo

8
42 35
Isao Tomita is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

9
40 38
Wendy Carlos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

10
51 50
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

11
53 54
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

12
45 53
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

13
56 70
New Order is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

14
44 59
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

15
17 19
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Electronic music

16
45 67
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

17
31 47
Air is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

18
24 35
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

19
16 16
Cluster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

20
30 35
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

21
21 29
Devo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

22
21 37
Björk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

23
27 42
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

24
20 28
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

25
16 20
Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

26
14 29
CAN is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

27
14 22
Jamiroquai is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Ballad

28
14 26
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

29
1 0
m1dy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
korrgf added m1dy

30
27 35
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

31
13 22
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

32
13 18
Karl Bartos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

33
14 28
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

34
15 26
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

35
20 38
Ladytron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

36
5 8
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Bradley Jacobs added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

37
10 21
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

38
2 5
Thomas Dolby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Bradley Jacobs added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock

39
9 20
Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

40
8 14
Fad Gadget is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music

41
1 4
Etienne de Crécy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
RodrigoBarbosa added Electro, Electronic music, House music

42
15 30
Blutengel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Gothic rock, Electronic body music

43
8 19
The Future Sound of London is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

44
13 27
Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

45
11 24
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

46
16 27
Art of Noise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

47
7 18
Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

48
4 9
Conrad Schnitzler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

49
3 12
Boney M is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added

50
11 25
Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music