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
126 75
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

2
58 17
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

3
127 99
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

4
58 19
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
michonic.9053 added Dubstep, Piano, Emo

5
100 68
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

6
139 124
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

7
60 71
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

8
54 60
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

9
59 64
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

10
62 74
New Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

11
45 48
Isao Tomita is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Electronic music, Classical music

12
56 73
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

13
52 58
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

14
55 55
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

15
40 48
Wendy Carlos 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
24 32
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

18
31 37
Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Film score, Video game music

19
17 23
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
passionsears added Electronic music

20
24 42
Björk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

21
17 24
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

22
23 33
Devo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

23
17 32
CAN is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music

24
9 9
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Bradley Jacobs added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

25
17 20
Cluster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music

26
25 41
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

27
29 37
Enigma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat

28
27 45
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

29
17 23
Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music

30
16 31
Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock

31
21 39
Ladytron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Shoegazing

32
14 28
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

33
15 26
Jamiroquai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Ballad

34
14 20
Karl Bartos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

35
15 27
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

36
15 28
Throbbing Gristle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Noise rock, Dark ambient, Electronic music

37
10 22
Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

38
1 4
m1dy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
korrgf added m1dy

39
9 21
The Future Sound of London is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

40
12 26
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

41
4 9
Thomas Dolby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Bradley Jacobs added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock

42
8 20
808 State is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

43
11 25
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
PaulCollins added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

44
14 31
Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave

45
16 29
Art of Noise is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

46
15 33
Blutengel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Gothic rock, Electronic body music

47
10 20
Bronski Beat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

48
13 30
Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

49
8 17
Fad Gadget is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
New Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music

50
7 16
Hans-Joachim Roedelius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, German rock