Best British Bands of the 21st Century


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41Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.V1 Comment

Madness is such a great band. It's hard to believe they're not in the top 5. Who else would name a song Baggy Trousers and still make the song brilliant? - Britgirl

43Catfish and the Bottlemen

The best upcoming band of 2016. If you haven't listened to them please check out The Balcony, its class and you won't be disappointed. These 4 lads are going to be massive!

Their new album the ride is awesome

44The Vaccines

Very underrated and all their songs are amazing, my all-time favourite band and they always will be. Justin, Freddie, Arni and Pete are Gods.


Why aren't close to the top? They're AMAZING! If you haven't heard of them GO LISTEN TO THEM!

Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis, and James Bourne... People come on these guys were so original and so damn amazing!

Busted should be top, a lot better than mcfly, oh and if it wasnt for busted mcfly would never exist fact!

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46The 1975

A truly great band, clever lyrics, euphoric sound, amazing voice, perfect style.

Amazing unique sound, different voices, great talent.

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I love JLS! They did an amazing performance with One Direction on the X-Factor awhile ago. They are also very talented dancers! So proud of them! :) Wish they would make more songs though

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49The KooksThe Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.

The Kooks are absolutely brilliant, they remind me of the Arctic Monkeys when they first started out- and personally I think the Arctic Monkeys first albums were their best! The Kooks are just phenomenal!

The songs are really cool! The voice of Luke is really amazing!

Amazing band! Best band of all time

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50The SaturdaysThe Saturdays are a British girl group who had a massive number 1 single called "What About Us". The group's members are Una, Mollie, Rochelle, Frankie & Vanessa. They have released more than 20 singles and are one of the most popular girl bands on the planet.

The Saturdays below Little Mix? No! Just no!

Honestly the best girl group to emerge from the UK since the Spice Girls.

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51Union JUnion J are an English boy band consisting of members Josh Cuthbert, JJ Hamblett, Jaymi Hensley, Casey Johnson and previously George Shelley.

In my opinion this band is the best band to set foot on the x factor stage. I don't like them for there looks, I like them because there each different yet they fit so perfectly. I also love the way there voices varies and when they sing together. I love the meaning in their (especilly Jaymi's ) voice/s.
A proud J-Cat
Ps thanks for reading

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52Two Door Cinema Club

One of the best bands. They makes me fly any time I listen them. I live all they songs: good music with a really amazing lirycs - that's what good music mean!

Yep why are the Wanted and One direction above TDCC! Every time I listen to two door cinema club, I am transported to another world as the music is just pure gold! I love their new album gameshow so they should at least be in the Top twenty. Above 1D who have retired and don't deserve that place and the wanted who don't even release songs anymore


I love rixton, their songs are great! Listen then and you will love them

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54DragonForceDragonForce 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.

I can't believe this band wasn't on the list. They're amazing!

55The Feeling

Perfect songs, that you know for their beauty and not for the fame of their composers. First time I heard a song played by The Feeling I was amazed by the fact that I already knew and liked half of their songs, I just didn't know who was the genius who wrote them.

This is fantastic I can't believe it hasn't got to number 1 yet so 15 is what they rate them. Please rate them I want them to beat the number 1 I love all their songs and I always listen to them on my ipod touch everyday. If you like the song then why haven't you vosted for the group yet. Are you darn crazy man vote or I will be very dissapointed with whoever you R. I LOVE this group it make me happy everyday tpo listen haven't heard them in a while hope they have a new song. Go THE FEELING...

This is at least a genuine group as opposed to solo X-Factor retards who got groomed into a group at the last minute (coughLittle Mixcough).

56The Wombats

This is what the top 5 English Rock bands should look like, taking into consideration their successes, their effect on society in general and their huge following.

1. Lostprophets
2. Muse
3. The Wombats
4. Busted
5. Arctic Monkeys or The Hoosiers

HOW are these seen as worse than the likes of Little Mix, sort it out

57The 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.

Robert Smith is a Genius - a Band with no genre. Survive the time yet relevant. Fantastic Music VIdeos. The one and only band that still does what they believe in - by sticking to their ROOTS.

Robert Smith I think some people need to hear MUSIC again and not same MTV trash music

58The Stone Roses

Best album of all time but not in the top 10 :/

True, one of the best albums of all time

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Blue should be way way higher on this list!

60Royal BloodRoyal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock.

One of the greatest band I have ever seen playing music so hard it's going to drive you mad. No wonder their only album made people get so crazy about it.

Two-man band, bass and drums, AWESOME band

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