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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307 256
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house
2
201 135
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
3
749 452
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
4
172 131
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
5
166 132
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient
6
93 68
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music
7
160 190
Moby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music
8
161 150
Björk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
9
133 137
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music
10
86 83
New Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
11
94 105
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
12
129 140
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music
13
57 49
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
14
58 51
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
15
101 107
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
16
71 65
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music
17
82 83
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music
18
60 55
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music
19
57 52
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog
20
154 157
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
21
63 75
Air is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music
22
44 40
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop
23
63 52
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno
24
68 83
M83 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica
25
28 19
Erasure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music