Bands/Musicians The Best Electronica Artists  

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Though the genre has exploded since the end of the 1990s, the best electronica artists have had their roots planted in dance music for a long time. As you probably expect, electronica music features drum machines, synthesizers, and well, other electronic instruments. This list of electronic bands takes into account DJs and artists from across all subsection of dance music, including house, techno, drum & bass and trip hop. Today, many electronica artists are some of the popular musicians in the world. Between the big, thumping beats, laid back grooves and everything in between, electronica music dominates what many people listen to.

So, with all of these great DJs and electronica bands, which one can truly be called the best? For starters, the likes of Grammy Award winners Daft Punk, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Giorgio Moroder, The Prodigy and New Order can be considered electronica music. These are some of the biggest names in electronic music and with good reason. Their track record and back catalogue demonstrates their importance to growth of electronica. While these bands are certainly some of the biggest names, there are other names that will off your tongue pretty quickly as well.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronica DJs. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list of electronic bands answers the questions "who are the best electronica bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronica musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular electronica bands that you might've heard of. (395 items)
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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house
2
749 444
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
3
196 132
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
4
170 128
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
5
93 65
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
6
160 131
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient
7
159 189
Moby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music
8
159 149
Björk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
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131 136
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music
10
93 104
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
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83 82
New Order is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
12
126 139
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music
13
55 48
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
14
100 105
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
15
55 51
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
16
59 52
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music
17
153 153
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
18
67 63
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
19
63 75
Air is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music
20
79 83
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music
21
54 50
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
22
41 40
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop
23
59 52
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno
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13 7
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Hip hop music, Dubstep, Disco
25
72 68
Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop