Formed around 1988 by Bernard Sumner (Joy Division, New Order) and Johnny Marr (The Smiths) to follow a more "electronic" style of music, blending synthesizers with guitars and rock with contemporary dance music.
First signed to Factory, later to Parlophone.
Despite huge international commercial success and collaborations with Neil Tennant, the band is on indefinite hiatus since 1999.

Electronic Discography


VG 50547 Electronic Electronic (Album, Comp, Single) Factory VG 50547 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
CDPCDSJ 7382 Electronic Raise The Pressure (Album, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCDSJ 7382 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 4983452 Electronic Twisted Tenderness (Album, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 498345 2 1, 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1, 4983452 Italy 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FAC-257 R Electronic Getting Away With It... (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory FAC-257 R UK 1989 Sell This Version
FAC 328/7 Electronic Feel Every Beat (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory FAC 328/7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Electronic Get The Message (Single, Maxi, EP) Factory, Factory none 1990 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4958 Electronic Tighten Up(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-4958 US 1991 Sell This Version
VINX 266 Electronic Disappointed (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Factory, Factory, Factory VINX 266 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8290-R Electronic Forbidden City (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone PRO-CD-8290-R US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 93736 2 2, 893736 2 Electronic For You (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 93736 2 2, 893736 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8529-R Electronic Second Nature (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone PRO-CD-8529-R US 1996 Sell This Version
CDRDJ 6483 Electronic Until The End Of Time (Single, EP) Parlophone CDRDJ 6483 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Electronic Vivid (Single, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone none UK 1999 Sell This Version
10RDJ 6516 Electronic Prodigal Son (Single) Parlophone 10RDJ 6516 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDRDJ6519 Electronic Late At Night (Single) Parlophone CDRDJ6519 UK 1999 Sell This Version
10RDJ 6520 Electronic Make It Happen(10", Promo, Cle) Parlophone 10RDJ 6520 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KOC-PRO-1046 Electronic Featured Tracks From: Electronic Twisted Tenderness Koch Records KOC-PRO-1046 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Electronic Idiot Country Two(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) The Town House none UK Unknown Sell This Version


none Electronic Get The Message The Best Of (Comp) EMI none UK 2006 Sell This Version


TWISTEDJ01 Electronic Twisted Tenderness Sampler Parlophone TWISTEDJ01 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDIN 120 Electronic Interview 22:03:99(CD, Promo) Parlophone CDIN 120 UK 1999 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2002
Electronic have always been underrated. They never got the respect like New Order and The Smiths did, perhaps because it's a side-project; but since they're a "supergroup", expectations on them seem to be higher than usual. Harsh reviews were thrown at them when they made a sub-par album like "Release the Pressure" (though a lot of bands have to sandpaper their eyeballs to make something that good); and when they did make brilliant albums, I don't feel that they were taken seriously. Contrary to TIM, I like Electronic a lot (as much as New Order) largely because of Bernard Sumner's poignant poetry and stylish vocals. And unlike him, "Twisted Tenderness" happens to be my favourite album, where Johnny Marr really shines. Songs like "Like No Other" or "Late At Night" are just insanely exciting. I wouldn't go as far as calling him a guitar virtuoso, but that's something you certainly won't hear in New Order's stuff. It doesn't really have a standout moment like "Getting Away With It", but more enjoyable as an album. It's a shame that with Barney's recent committment to New Order, he won't be likely to make music with Johnny Marr anytime soon.

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