Got my tickets to see 'em April 1st in NYC. Thanks wifey...
With a live band playing acoustic music in a real room (e.g. jazz club) you get a sense of the room acoustics.
That significantly contributes to the "live" feeling of a recording and lets audiophile equipment shine in regards to how authentic the feeling of "being there" is getting transported from the recording to the playback.
Electronic music often is completely isolated from room acoustics it just happens in a processor. Therefore everything that is related to the reproduction of natural sound stage is missing. This takes away a huge amount of the fun listing to high end systems that create this sense of space. I highly prefer the sound of acoustic instruments.
Yes but it still is "artificial space" for lack of better words.
Our brain's hard wiring for recognizing our position in a space and locating sources of noise within that space is a little bit older than electronic music. Adoption either way hasn't happened yet ;-)).
To a certain extent, even live recorded "acoustic music" is artificial, in that it was recorded/mastered and converted to a certain type of music format, but I understand your point. However, you may not be aware of the tremendous variety of electronic music. Quite a bit of electronic music incorporates acoustic instruments (recorded in 'real space') and "found sounds" into the mix. The genre is much, much more broad than many think. It is not just dance music.
Also, in terms of soundstaging, certain electronic music incorporates absolutely massive soundstaging elements- way more extreme that what you would get with a more traditional acoustic recording. In any event, we all like different things (and that is a good thing, otherwise the world would be a boring place). There is no rational or objective argument as to why one type of music is better than another. Music is art, the recording part is a mix of art and science. It is a very subjective and personal medium.
Try OneTwo as well. That's Paul Humphreys from OMD and Claudia Brucken from Propaganda. The song below was also co-written by Martin Gore, so it must be good :)