A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

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A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Jan 2021, 20:11

Okay, what are the really big names here:

- and by electronica I mean

Kraftwerk
Can
Neu!
Prodigy
Daft Punk
Chemical Brothers
Fatboy Slim
Underworld
Faithless
YMO
Roni Size & Reprazent
Yello

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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby Fonz » 06 Jan 2021, 23:20

Seriously, I’d put The Human League on that list, ahead of Cab Voltaire etc

Gary Numan, obvs.
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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby never/ever » 07 Jan 2021, 00:03

My brave list....

Kraftwerk
Tangerine Dream
808 State
Sabres of Paradise
The Orb
Orbital
Fluke
Human League
New Order
Coil
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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Jan 2021, 13:49

Wasn't electronica more the term for the 90s indie/electronic brigade?

Coil would be top of my list, which I haven't yet compiled.
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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 07 Jan 2021, 18:27

Out of those lists I can stand:

Faithless
808 State (1 song)
Tangerine Dream

Not a fan of the genre
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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Jan 2021, 19:59

Great electronica bands? That doesn’t make any sense to me.

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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 20:01

never/ever wrote:Tangerine Dream


Yes, essential Googs

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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 20:03

Lord Rother wrote:Great electronica bands? That doesn’t make any sense to me.


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An oxymoron Bob....?





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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby Lord Rother » 07 Jan 2021, 20:07

Well that’s a bit harsh....

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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby C » 07 Jan 2021, 20:10

I'd add:

Cluster
La Düsseldorf
Ash Ra Tempel
Harmonia
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Tangerine Dream
Kraftwerk
Neu!
Tubeway Army
Can
Human League





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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby never/ever » 08 Jan 2021, 00:16

In all fairness Googs didn't say that the list was definitive or anything, just his own personal top ten.

I'm not counting the Krautrock-stuff towards electronic bands...Can, Neu and La Dusseldorf had more of a rock band feel to it to be called properly electronic. Ash Ra Tempel mixed long ambient pieces in amongst spacerock-elements so it's a little less clear with that one.
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Re: A brave attempt to list 10 great electronica bands

Postby C » 08 Jan 2021, 10:47

never/ever wrote:In all fairness Googs didn't say that the list was definitive or anything, just his own personal top ten.

I'm not counting the Krautrock-stuff towards electronic bands...Can, Neu and La Dusseldorf had more of a rock band feel to it to be called properly electronic. Ash Ra Tempel mixed long ambient pieces in amongst spacerock-elements so it's a little less clear with that one.


All fair points - well made Maarts

I appreciate that Googs list was his personal top 10.

Ditto with me. As a prog goon I know not to talk 'definitive' - I am not sure that exists and there certainly wouldn't be a consensus between say a prog goons like you and me mate!

I constructed my list basically from ignorance as I am not sure how 'electronica' is defined.

I included a couple of modern bands (eg Tubeway Army) but I have no idea what whippersnappers would include.

Coil is a form of contraception...

Anyway, whatever, lists are always fun and who best to share it with then goons, quasi-goons, semi-goons and non-goons!

A nice broad topic

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