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I'm a huge EM fan, I was the reviewer for EM magazine for a decade, I have a couple thousand releases on hand. Vangelis was a pioneer, particularly with Blade Runner, which created a whole new sound universe (there have been several other composers who have sought to compose within this universe), but outside of BR his output was spotty at best, and sometimes downright cringe-inducing. Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer and Mike Post and those guys made a lot of money using synthesizers in soundtracks, but they wouldn't win my vote for best EM.

Jarre had a lot of interesting music. My opinion of him has gone up and down over the years, depending on my mood and his latest release, but overall I'd say he straddled the gap between "serious" electronic music and pop music. I can listen to most of his stuff without throwing up.
 
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