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The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists  

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Recently, electropop has literally popped up everywhere. Though the genre was established in the 1980s, electropop started becoming popular in the 2000s. Defined as a form of electronic music that incorporates synthesizers into its sound, electropop bands were initially labeled as being cold and robotic by critics, but ultimately electropop artists had the last laugh, as with synth pop, the songs eventually became wildly popular. It's influence can be heard anywhere on modern pop radio, and can't be confused with electronic dance music, though may feel inclined to do so.

So, what are the best electro pop bands? Any list of electropop bands and artists has to include the likes of Kraftwerk, New Order, Owl City, Chvrches, Pet Shop Boys, M83 and Lykke Li. These electropop artists are widely known as being the best in the genre and with good reason. Their songs are known by even the most casual of electropop fans and they're catchy and fun, aka the hallmarks of a good pop song. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electropop bands. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best electropop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electropop 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 electropop bands that you might've heard of. 

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list ordered by
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Erasure is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
2
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
K-pop
3
Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music
4
Drab Majesty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
montysantos92279 added New wave, Synthpop
5
Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop
6
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
7
Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
DeepBluePP added Synthpop, Electronic music
8
Owl City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, New Age
9
Santigold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Stef9261988 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
10
Röyksopp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Tahula added Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop
11
The Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Electronic music
12
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Future Bass, Trap
13
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Stef9261988 added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
14
MARINA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
15
MIA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Stef9261988 added
16
The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
bin added Indie pop, Nu gaze, Alternative rock
17
New Order is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
18
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
19
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave
20
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music
21
Robyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music
22
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
jay-g-_patches_ added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
23
Hot Chip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Neo soul
24
Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music
25
M83 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electro Pop Bands & Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica