Best Bands from the UK

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21YesYes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

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.

Most bands don't give a damn about playing something of beauty; they're too concerned with being "cool." Yes has always understood the importance of beauty.

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22Bullet For My ValentineBullet for My Valentine are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; ...read more.

This is not one my favorite bands rather only the most favorite band I ever liked. All the songs are just like a bullet to me that pinches into my heart. Specially- all this things I hate, tear's don't fall and say goodnight

This young Welsh band is unbelievably good at their genre - kind of like a nu Metallica. Not lacking talent either!
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (Wales) and HUNDRED REASONS (England) should be on this best UK band list!

The best band ever! Who the hell is not voting for them? Just listen to "Tears Don't Fall", "Waking The Demon" and "Your Betrayal". You won't want to hear anything else after that!

Bullet For My Valentine in 24th... the best British band since The Beatles in 24th... hell, they might actually be better than The Beatles with all due respect!

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23Dire StraitsDire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.

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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24Asking AlexandriaAsking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

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!

25Bring Me the HorizonBring Me the Horizon are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

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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26The ScriptThe Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

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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27The CureThe Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

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

Best band of uk

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28The PoliceThe Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland.

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

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29Snow PatrolSnow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Come on, snow patrol are awesome, at least top 15 -

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!

Your KIDDING! They are MUCH better than this rating!

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30Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.

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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32Joy DivisionJoy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

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.

33Pulp

Best band ever. Love you guys!

Jarvis is my hero.

34Mumford & SonsMumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

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

35Sex PistolsThe Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.

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!

Sex Pistols Rock The Cashbash just like the clash - silver1bolbiseur2

Revolutionary punk rockers... My favorite band too - shawnwalker

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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.

37Busted

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.

38King 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?

39The WantedThe Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

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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40BlurBlur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

Since when should Blur be this far down the list?!?! Are people insane? Blur absolutely rock!

I am furious at the fact that blur have ranked below the pet shop boys. The pet shop boys! I mean, the pet shop boys are a lot of fun, but I defy you to find one way they are better than blur. And you know what, I went into this list going "it's okay if oasis is listed above blur, that so-called battle of Britpop ended as soon as it began, they're both good, it doesn't matter"-- but honestly!? How did oasis make top ten and blur came in number forty? The mind reels!

Haha mcfly and keane ahead of blur and the Beatles go get some rest you musically destroyed people.

Why does Blur rank so low on this list? They are awesome, why only 42?

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