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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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285 161
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

2
140 67
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
samtheguitarman added Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
456 301
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

4
353 263
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

5
150 109
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
JimLinos added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

6
89 54
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

7
345 296
Muse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Abbey Grantham added Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

8
274 222
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

9
179 154
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
HooktmRetrovertible added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

10
225 191
New Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

11
35 11
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Deborah Fritsch added New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

12
153 122
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
108 90
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, House music, French house

14
118 101
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

15
81 68
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

16
100 84
Yes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

17
124 117
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

18
206 199
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

19
66 55
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

20
71 61
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

21
46 33
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Rock music, World music

22
103 98
Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
RyanHendrickson added

23
110 99
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

24
122 114
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

25
100 90
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

26
72 61
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

27
129 133
Moby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

28
93 92
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

29
135 134
Devo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

30
131 140
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
CarloVilla added Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

31
117 119
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

32
39 34
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luis Neto added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

33
41 34
Rick Wakeman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

34
142 158
AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

35
124 152
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelKrone added Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

36
44 49
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

37
40 45
Starset is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
EnriqueBritain added

38
83 97
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

39
102 130
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

40
76 89
LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

41
11 8
Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gabriel Ralls added Glam metal, Nu metal, Industrial metal

42
21 22
Klaus Schulze is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

43
225 289
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

44
58 74
Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
rebeccamlentz added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

45
76 93
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

46
83 103
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

47
19 24
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
spiralx added Electronic, Psychedelic, Rock

48
81 104
M83 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

49
15 17
Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luke Albright added Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica

50
60 76
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music