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The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists  

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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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Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
RyanHendrickson added
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Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
rebeccamlentz added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal
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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music
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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
samtheguitarman added Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
HooktmRetrovertible added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music
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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, House music, French house
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Abbey Grantham added Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
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New Order is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music
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Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
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Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
JimLinos added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
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Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
spiralx added Electronic, Psychedelic, Rock
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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
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Starset is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
EnriqueBritain added
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Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
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Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
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Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gabriel Ralls added Glam metal, Nu metal, Industrial metal
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Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luis Neto added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
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Devo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop