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The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists 

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Updated July 3, 2019 24.7k votes 3.4k voters 144k views 172 items

List Rules Only bands who made more than one album incorporating electronic rock. Bands like Smashing Pumpkins (Adore) and The Killers (Hot Fuss) don't count

This electronic rock bands list ranks the best electronic rock artists and musicians by votes. This list of electronic bands let’s you see who music fans think are the best electronic bands of all time. When you think of electronic rock, bands that use instruments like synthesizers will generally be thrown into that genre. Electro rock first emerged in the early 1970s at the advent of progressive rock and since then electronic rock artists have emerged in genres like synthpop, New Wave, and industrial rock. The best electronic rock bands have been able to defy the odds and be creative and exploratory while attaining critically and commercial success. For the sake of this list, we're only going to include bands that have made several electronic rock albums and eschew the ones who dabbled in it for only one album.


So, who are the best electronic rock bands? Any list of electro rock artists has to include the likes of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Devo, Muse, New Order, Radiohead, and Nine Inch Nails. When you generally think of electronic rock, these are some of the first bands that will jump out in your mind. These are some of the most important electronic rock bands and many of them have seen their legacy grow in their later years.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronic rock bands. If you think of a band not on the list, feel free to add them.  This list answers the questions "who are the best electronic rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronic rock musician ever?" 

Whether you’re an electric aficionado or a new fan of electronic rock music, please vote for the best electronic rock artists - not  just the most popular electronic rock bands that you never actually listened to. 

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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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New Order is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Electric Light Orchestra... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Devo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Moby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
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Genesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists