Best Bands from the UK

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21Asking Alexandria

This is disgusting. How is Fleetwood Mac below this band. I love metalcore/post-hardcore music and have enjoyed bands like this for over 5 years but this just leaves a bitter taste. Like, Sex Pistols? The Clash? Judas Priest? Deep Purple? And if we are talking just bands in the same genre of Asking Alexandria. Bring Me The Horizon? Architects? Enter Shikari? Oceans Ate Alaska?

Come on, seriously, no. 30, the deserve better than this. Its asking Alexandria of course the best scream band of all time

The only reason I like the UK is because of Asking Alexandria!

22Depeche Mode

Most underrated band in music history. Their music is so far ahead of its time that most people cannot comprehend it. If after you listen to them and then disagree, you seriously need to re-evaluate your life. Better than the Beatles by lightyears. Best band in the universe PERIOD.

The absolute best. When will they ever get their long, long overdue recognition? On a completely different level to anyone else. Decades before their time. Always have been. Always will be. Enough said!

Depeche Mode is #1. Acknowledge this fact Britain. The rest of the world has. So sick of them being underrated. #41.. Just look who's above them... Enough said!

Totally agree, so underrated, their back catalogue is stunning and pretty diverse - Violator has to be one of the best all round albums ever.

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23Bring Me the Horizon

This. Band. Is. Amazing. They have made it further than most of the bands here, and Oli Sykes have one of the best voices in the world. Not only are their songs written perfectly, but they save lives. These should definitely be number one, as they are one of the best known bands in the world.

This band is juat brilliant they are totally my fave band as they have helped me through a lot in my life and their lyrics have personally helped me and I was able to relate to their dark stories behind the lyrics

I love this band & I wish it could be the best Beitish Band of all time!

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24Dire Straits

One of the best guitarists of all time, one of the best albums Brothers In Arms - seasoned

I was ready to vote for The Beatles when I thought I'd scroll a bit, and I found my favorite british band.
Their song Money For Nothing is great, that Guitar intro is perfection<3
Barclay James Harvest is also a great band.

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25The Script

What? This band is not in number 1? What happened to you guys? I mean, danny has a really great and unique voice. Their songs are really catchy and wonderfully made.. I mean. Wow! This should be at the number 1 spot. The man who can't be moved is really great. Straight from the heart. Breakeven? The best! For the first time? Wow! The best =D

Amazing band. Songs are so well written, very emotionally charged. Listen to their first 2 albums in particular to realise how great they are.

Sir's you're still the number one and the best for me.. Keep it up idols.. I'm a script fan forever and ever..

Why 25th they should be the BEST!

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26Yes

Not the most accessible compared to Coldplay, The Beatles, etc., but Yes has the most euphoric music I've ever heard. Listening to Yes feels like flying.

Their music takes you to another world. It wasn't made for radio airplay, and it's not always easy to digest. It's just one of those things you either get or you don't. And for those who do get it, nothing is better.

27The Cure

One of the best bands in the world! Just listen to songs like 'Lullaby' or 'Pictures of you' and you see what I mean. Why is this band on place 25?! Jesus Christ...

Epic song writing which ranges from great poetry to bright pop. Bi-polar as art and brilliant to enjoy.

Definitely The Cure is one of the most representative in the british music
But other legendary bands are in the correct position
Excellent music! I love it and I hear ir all the time

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28The Police

The police deserves 2nd as it makes real music and is not like some donkey eg
Justin bieber

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29Snow Patrol

Snow patrol should be at least 10th. They have like best songs of all - Chasing cars, called out in dark, run, open your eyes... Vote!

Keane at number 2 and Snow Patrol at 33rd, what the hell is going on? So many well known and incredible songs are Snow Patrol but for some reason no-one knows they wrote them, INJUSTICE.

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30Kaiser Chiefs

I think this is one of the best bands ever! How come is it the 39 position?

I still get crazy when I listen to "Ruby".

I consider this bands as one of my favorites bands in addition with Van Halen.

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31Joy Division

Massive New Order fan, wish I had been just that little bit older so I could have seen Ian Curtis (RIP) perform. Surely they should be higher!

Almost in top 20! That voice, that bass, that drums, the guitar... What an atmosphere. Unkown pleasures for your ears.

32Pulp

Best band ever. Love you guys!

Jarvis is my hero.

33Busted

They only had two albums and I still think that those songs are better than a lot out there today sung by bands who didn't even write those songs, and can't play instruments. Their style of Pop-Punk was like nothing else and they are the 'secret' inspiration of a lot of bands who are famous today. Some of their songs trigger emotions and all of them have the most amazing lyrics and the most catchy melodies.

34Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols, put PUNK on the front pages. The Sex Pistols influenced a vast number of bands to this day. Not only in music but fashion as we'll, that you can see today.

What the heck is mcfly and keane doing there!? They're not even the best band in their genre! R you kidding me? And where's the clash!? Where's the punk movement!? Pistols and Clash should be at least top 15! They made punk so popular (along with Ramones of course) and influence so many people!

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35The Wanted

This band is amazing. They have a lot of swag. Its hard 2 choose between one direction and the wanted

Not so nice but a little they can never beat up till one direction

This band is amazing, I hope it rises through the list to be in at least the top 20

They have amazing voices!

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36Pet Shop Boys

Seriously? No 41? Over 100 million worldwide sales and 30 continuous years in the industry. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are a genius of music writing with the ability to span many genres. Long may them continue.

The pet shop boys are so underrated. Not really a band.. but definitely Best british duo. If not The worlds best duo! Timeless and catchy songs.

37King CrimsonKing Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). ...read more.

The origin if prog rock right here. Like yes, they defined their genre and hove the most unique sounding songs. But I'll admit some of their songs are just noise which may turn people off.

Seriously? The band Jimi Hendrix himself called "the best band in the world" and McFly is somehow miles ahead of?

38Enter Shikari

Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.

39Moody Blues

"To our childrens, children, children" is a rock-pop masterpiece. And there's so much more. No other band on this list comes close. They should be number 1.

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40Mumford & Sons

They are a seriously have to be behind little mix who are only famous because they were on the X factor which isn't talent these 4 piece band payed out of there own money to have there first album released and that itself ain't easy they have a ton of fans who are well and truely devoted like me and seeing this at 45 just ain't right please vote for them and there songs are just amazing my fave has to be not with haste or whispers in the dark

I really like the way they use guitar in their songs. And I love the song "I Will Wait" it is going to be a classic

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