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
134 79
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

2
64 20
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

3
133 104
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

4
64 23
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Dubstep, Piano, Emo

5
106 72
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

6
150 129
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

7
66 73
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

8
56 61
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

9
63 66
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

10
64 75
New Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

11
58 75
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

12
53 58
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

13
55 55
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

14
40 48
Wendy Carlos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

15
45 50
Isao Tomita is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

16
35 49
Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

17
27 42
Björk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

18
19 23
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Electronic music

19
32 37
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

20
24 32
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

21
32 38
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

22
29 45
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

23
26 41
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

24
17 24
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

25
17 32
CAN is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music