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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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271 153
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

2
126 61
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
samtheguitarman added David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

3
439 295
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

4
338 256
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

5
84 50
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

6
143 105
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
JimLinos added Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

7
336 289
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
257 218
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
30 5
Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Deborah Fritsch added Eloy Fritsch New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock

10
215 185
New Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
New Order Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

11
147 119
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

12
161 150
Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
HooktmRetrovertible added Linkin Park Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

13
97 85
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

14
65 51
Giorgio Moroder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Giorgio Moroder Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

The Best Rock Vocalists

15
122 114
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
thecollo67 added Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

16
96 81
Yes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Yes Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock

17
43 29
Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Mike Oldfield Synthpop, Rock music, World music

18
112 100
Electric Light Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Electric Light Orchestra Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

19
74 65
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

20
199 198
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Duran Duran Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

21
106 97
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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67 59
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MarioArley added The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

23
96 88
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Genesis Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

24
118 113
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

25
95 94
Celldweller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
RyanHendrickson added Celldweller

26
69 59
Emerson, Lake & Palmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

27
124 131
Moby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

28
130 132
Devo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Devo Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time

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88 91
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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113 115
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

31
120 134
Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
CarloVilla added Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

32
40 32
Rick Wakeman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Rick Wakeman Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

33
35 32
Tears for Fears is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Luis Neto added Tears for Fears Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

34
138 155
AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
AWOLNATION Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance

35
42 45
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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21 19
Klaus Schulze is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Klaus Schulze Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

37
117 148
30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
SamuelKrone added 30 Seconds to Mars Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock

38
99 126
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

39
73 86
LCD Soundsystem is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
LCD Soundsystem Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

40
224 286
Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop

41
78 95
The Cars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
The Cars Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, New Wave

42
34 41
Starset is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
EnriqueBritain added Starset

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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80 99
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Foster the People Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music

44
80 101
M83 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

45
29 32
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
King Crimson New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

46
54 71
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

47
72 91
Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Soft Cell Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism

48
6 4
Marilyn Manson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Gabriel Ralls added Marilyn Manson Glam metal, Nu metal, Industrial metal

49
58 73
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

50
16 20
Neu! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronic Rock Bands/Artists
passionsears added Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk