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The Best Synthpunk Bands  

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Synthpunk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good synthpunk bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top synthpunk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Synthpunk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all synthpunk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest synthpunk bands of all time, since the most famous synthpunk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best synthpunk music.

You can click on the synthpunk band names to see more information about that particular notable synthpunk group. If they're near the top of the best synthpunk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top synthpunk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the synthpunk band names themselves.

Everything from Pink to Devo is included on this list. Vote up your favorite artists to see them get closer to the top of the list. Which is better for this list, Cobra Starship or The Prodigy?

All important, significant and iconic names in synthpunk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new synthpunk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of synthpunk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into synthpunk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good synthpunk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent synthpunk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best synthpunk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest synthpunk 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 synthpunk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Devo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop
2
The Screamers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Punk rock
3
Suicide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, No wave
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Units is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, Punk rock
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Futurisk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
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Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundsc... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk
7
Nervous Gender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Joezinnato added Queercore, Punk rock
8
DAF / DOS is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Synthpop, Dance-punk
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Mindless Self Indulgence is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Hip hop music, Dance-punk
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Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic music, Noise music
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Alien Sex Fiend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Electronic music
12
Kap Bambino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Indie, Electronic music
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Adult is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Dance-punk, Electronic music
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Sparks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave
15
Métal Urbain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electro, Punk rock
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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Riot grrrl, Dance-punk
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Liaisons Dangereuses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Dance-punk
18
Le Tigre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, New Wave, Dance-punk
19
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Noise rock, Indie rock
20
Portion Control is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Electronic music
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Ausmuteants is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
GlassRetina added
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The Faint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
New Wave, Dance-punk, Synth rock
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Alice in Videoland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Synthpop, Electronic music
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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal
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HEALTH is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Synthpunk Bands
Synthpunk, Noise rock, Dance-punk