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What! Travis should be in the top 10! Post Brit-Pop, They paved a way for bands like Coldplay, Keane and many others. Proper musicians. I like their honesty. Fran Healy has a supurb voice and is a truly great songwriter.

82DragonForceDragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Dragonforce should be at least number 25. they are one of the best british metal bands. they have outstanding musicians and some of the fastest songs on th planet.

You have to listen to their Songs their songs are one of the most popular in the world

84The VerveThe Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.

One of the best songs ever "Bitter Sweet Symphony"

Because of: Bittersweet Symphony, Lucky Man and some other trully great ones

85Celtic Woman

Every member past or present has top-10 potential, whether by quality and power of vocals or being the best concert violinist ever. Together they make the best sound and visual performance I've ever known.

86The Jam

Brilliant music, should be at least up in the top ten, amazing British sound and lyrics. Probably one of the best bands of their time.

I've known quite a few people who had them as their favourite and they're one of mine after Clash - seasoned

Should be much further up in the rankings here. Fantastic, and can I say better than the Clash?

Should be up there along with The Clash in the top 5

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How is rubbish like Busted, McFly and Coldplay higher than this group of more talented people who can write meaningful songs and who kicked off one of the most important music movements in British history? How?

Suede are no doubt the coolest band around today. I love Brett's Sweet voice. And Richard Oakes is one of Britains best ever guitarists. He is masterful and is great at songwriting too. Suede also do the best live performances around. You can see the passion they put into their music and the enjoyment they have on stage. Suede!

Unique voice and sound, very nice tunes - seasoned

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88PlaceboPlacebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

These guys are one of the most talented bands around, and should be ranked in the top twenty at least!

89Cradle of FilthCradle of Filth are a British extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic metal, symphonic black metal and other extreme metal styles.

Probably the most unique band to come out of the UK. An acquired taste that, once tried, won't go away! You just want more! Extreme but not pretentious, a must for true metal fans.


I love jls so much why did they lose against Alexandra

91The ProdigyThe Prodigy are an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The members were originally Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist), and a female more.

This should be way higher up the list!

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92The CultThe Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.
93Paradise LostParadise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death/doom genre and of the gothic metal genre.
94The Darkness

Come on! Sure they're no Led Zeppelin, but how could you forget this band? Permission to Land is the best debut album of the 2000's. The perfect combination of Queen, AC/DC an a touch of Van Halen.

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95BastilleBastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.

Expected these guys to be at least 27, oh well they're still great!

Bastille should be way up there

96The VampsThe Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

How could they be 103rd? I have not heard most of the bands that are before these guys, they are so amazing I love you guys so much

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97BadfingerBadfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.

They basically invented power-pop, had three very good singers, and boasted one of the better dual-guitar attacks in Pete Ham and Joey Molland. A great band.


It's a referente Band, not to be compared with most of the mencioned ones! The list is ridícoulus if is not starting with The Beatles! '

99Ocean Colour Scene

Unbelievable underrated. If you like your music mellow and emotional - great lyrics amazing vocals and instruments.


This is my favourite band ever, I am from the Philippines I mwish their come back again to our country
Just like they come here on eat bulaga and sing 5678

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