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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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102 6
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
K-pop

2
291 164
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

3
146 70
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
samtheguitarman added Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

4
464 304
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

5
358 267
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

6
92 56
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
151 112
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
JimLinos added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

8
351 299
Muse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Abbey Grantham added Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
279 223
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

10
187 157
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
HooktmRetrovertible added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

11
228 192
New Order is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

12
153 123
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
35 12
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Deborah Fritsch added New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

14
108 91
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, House music, French house

15
85 69
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
121 102
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

17
209 199
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

18
125 118
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

19
101 85
Yes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

20
67 55
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

21
74 63
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

22
47 33
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Rock music, World music

23
113 100
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

24
104 98
Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
RyanHendrickson added

25
123 114
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

26
100 90
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

27
131 133
Moby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

28
94 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
72 61
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

30
136 134
Devo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

31
132 142
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
CarloVilla added Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

32
118 119
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

33
40 34
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luis Neto added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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

35
143 160
AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

36
124 154
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelKrone added Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

37
45 50
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

38
103 130
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

39
40 45
Starset is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
EnriqueBritain added

40
23 23
Klaus Schulze is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

41
83 98
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

42
76 89
LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

43
226 289
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

44
77 93
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

45
58 74
Blue Stahli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
rebeccamlentz added Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

46
11 9
Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gabriel Ralls added Glam metal, Nu metal, Industrial metal

47
83 103
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

48
62 76
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

49
19 24
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
spiralx added Electronic, Psychedelic, Rock

50
31 35
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock