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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.

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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music
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Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music
3
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Electronic music
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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
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Enigma is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat
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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
MIKEBTM added Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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Quarkspace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Quarkspace Space rock, Progressive rock, Electronic music
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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music
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Alpha Wave Movement is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Alpha Wave Movement New Age music, Space rock, Electronic music
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Radio Massacre International is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Radio Massacre International Progressive Electronic, Kosmische music
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Zombi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Space rock, Progressive Electronic
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Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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Ashra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
makson.gromov90 added Electronic music, Ambient music, Progressive Electronic
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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
15
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub
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The Future Sound of London is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop
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808 State is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music
18
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music
19
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient
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Cluster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music
21
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Film score, Video game music
22
New Order is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
25
Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music