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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.

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100 37
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

2
79 22
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Jean Michel Jarre New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

3
101 69
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

4
48 11
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Eloy Fritsch New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

5
39 11
Isao Tomita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Isao Tomita Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

6
37 13
Wendy Carlos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Wendy Carlos Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

7
46 28
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Giorgio Moroder Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

8
47 31
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

9
37 34
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

10
53 48
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

11
43 50
New Order is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Order Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

12
42 51
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

13
35 44
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

14
28 37
Air is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

The Youngest EDM Artists

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18 25
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

16
25 26
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hans Zimmer Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

17
23 35
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Front 242 Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

18
4 0
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

19
4 0
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

20
11 14
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Edgar Froese Electronic music

21
19 35
Björk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

The Best Remote Starter Brands

22
19 35
Ladytron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Ladytron Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

23
11 24
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

24
12 16
Karl Bartos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Karl Bartos Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

25
12 27
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

26
12 27
CAN is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
CAN Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

27
23 33
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Enigma Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

28
11 16
Cluster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Cluster Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

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15 29
Blutengel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Blutengel Synthpop, Gothic rock, Electronic body music

30
12 19
Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Ash Ra Tempel Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

31
9 20
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Marillion Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

32
1 3
Etienne de Crécy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
RodrigoBarbosa added Etienne de Crécy Electro, Electronic music, House music

33
10 22
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

34
17 27
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Boards of Canada Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

35
8 19
Accessory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Accessory Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Electronic music

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

36
16 26
Art of Noise is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Art of Noise Downtempo, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

37
10 23
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Felix da Housecat Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

38
11 25
Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Everything but the Girl Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

39
6 17
Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Cut Copy Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

40
16 27
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

41
1 4
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

42
10 18
Electronic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic New Wave, Madchester, Electronic music

The Best New Male Artists

43
2 6
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Bradley Jacobs added Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

44
7 19
The Future Sound of London is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
The Future Sound of London Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

45
10 24
And One is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
And One Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic body music

46
5 16
Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Icehouse Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

47
5 16
Iva Davies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Iva Davies New Wave, Rock music, Electro

48
11 20
Jamiroquai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Jamiroquai Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Ballad

49
11 26
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

50
16 28
Devo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Devo Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop