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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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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
samtheguitarman added David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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392 261
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

3
226 138
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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314 217
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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73 29
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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138 95
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

7
317 256
Muse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Abbey Grantham added Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

8
234 192
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

9
199 162
New Order is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
New Order Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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87 59
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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113 87
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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57 36
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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134 115
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
HooktmRetrovertible added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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112 96
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
JimLinos added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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187 174
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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61 44
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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107 100
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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115 109
Moby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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119 114
Devo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Devo Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

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94 87
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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84 76
Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
RyanHendrickson added Celldweller

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106 101
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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84 77
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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38 26
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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133 133
AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
AWOLNATION Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

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106 104
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
CarloVilla added Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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94 91
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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24 14
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luis Neto added Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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29 21
Starset is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
EnriqueBritain added Starset

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78 86
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Foster the People Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

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222 264
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

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68 74
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

33
70 78
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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77 87
M83 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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67 75
Yes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

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73 83
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

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93 109
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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62 70
LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
LCD Soundsystem Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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70 82
Ultravox is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Ultravox Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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23 22
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Mike Oldfield Synthpop, Rock music, World music

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106 129
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelKrone added 30 Seconds to Mars Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

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21 20
Air is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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40 45
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Giorgio Moroder Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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53 62
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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22 22
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Mark Lanzarotta added King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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47 56
Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
rebeccamlentz added Blue Stahli Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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20 21
Ministry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Mark Lanzarotta added Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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44 54
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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38 46
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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70 90
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music