Best Bands from the UK
The Top Ten
Why does everybody say the Beatles number one. Yes they made great songs in the studio so what a lot of rock band did. But greatest rock band ever rock 'n roll is something to see and hear. Would you rather watch four men standstill do nothing wile playing and singing? Or watch four men being taken over by the music losing control rock 'n roll at it's most defining destroying instruments and writing rock operas, like Tommy and Quadrophinia. Just because they were the first band to land America doesn't mean they're the best at Rock and roll. The Who is the bar and definition of rock 'n roll
Honestly? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the Beatles second. Just the way this band changedthe face of pop music, no, all music, despite being active from only 1962-70, deserves to put them at number one. Anyone who voted for Keane, just listen to In My Life, Eleanor Rigby, A Day in the Life, Strawberry Fields Forever, Hey Jude, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Something, Let it Be or even Ticket to Ride. If you still hold th the belief that Keane is better than the Beatles, then I can't say any more.
Who else deserve to be at the top? I really love Coldplay and MUSE as contemporary bands and I think they are better than many classic bands, but they are not better musically than The Beatles (I mean, Fab 4 did classic music, John, Paul and George are simply geniuses! No band is even close to them! ), nor than Queen, or The Who, The Stones, The Kinks, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Yes or Led Zeppelin and others! These are far the best rock bands of all time!
Actually what to commit since when did mcfly, keane and coldplay become better than the Beatles. Without the Beatles they wouldn't even exist whoever voted for those three actually want to be shot. What is the world coming too. Correct Order 1. THE BEATLES 2. Rolling Stones 3. Pink Floyd 4. Led Zeppelin 5. Queen 6. The Who 7. Oasis 8. The Smiths 9. The Clash 10. The BeeGees
Freddie Mercury the BEST vocalist of all time.
Brian May one of the best guitarists of all time and the only one who could probably gel so well with mercury's voice
Roger taylor insane drumming skills
John Deacon great bassist! (listen to the bassline from under pressure)
The band responsible for Bohemian rhapsody, we will rock you, another one bites the dust, and we are the champions. People from all over the world have heard them! Even those who are from non-English speaking countries (such as me). Queen is the greatest band ever!
The only bands (from the UK) which match queen are the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Who.
None of them are in the top 3. Even other amazing bands like Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, radiohead, sex pistols, and the clash are nowhere on the list!
Queen is the best band ever! Their songs have become part of everyone's life at one point or another. Their music is music for winners! If you are down and want to feel pumped up and like a champion listen to Queen. You will never tire of Queen's music because it is so diverse. Every band member contributed hit songs and every band member has a college degree (and one, Brian May is a genius! ) The original lineup stayed together for 20 years until Freddie's death and they made music up until Freddie couldn't sing anymore. This band is the best ever! If you watch their documentaries you will be blown away at their story and you will definitely get sucked in and never want to come out.
Best of the best in so many ways, as a song writers, composers, musicians and performes. They made incredible music that will last through out the ages. You do not have to love them but you have to respect them. They had such a impact on modern music that most people do not even know about. Everywhere I travel around the world, on every continent everybody knows Freddie and Queen and everybody feels this music and the emotion and power in that music. Even 10 year old kids in year 2017. That is the proof of greatness. It lasts with time. Never gets old. Why? Because it is art. Pure art. Queen changed music styles so often and in every style they made some legendary songs and quality music. Incredible. That is the characteristic that only first class musicians posses. Only band in history which all four members composed charts number 1 hit song. Freddie was larger than life. He had this incredible charisma that you find in one in a billion. As a live band they were incredible, giving ...more
Freddie Mercury is my hero, bro! Don't disrespect--not that you were... Queen will remain the best forever and ever. Nobody can compete. Such a variety they had. Every song had so much meaning. "Somebody to Love" (Queen version, not Justin Bieber's) was the most meaningful--to me, anyway. "Bohemian Rhapsody" also had a lot of meaning. And if you don't know or love Queen, you don't know/love real music.
Long live Queen. Long live Freddie Mercury.
HAHA JOKE SHOP! I'm sorry, and at the risk of music snobbery, any list regarding the best British bands who's top 10 doesn't include (in no particular order
The Beatles, Queen, Led Zep (and probably The Yardbirds), The Stones, The Kinks, Bowie (though a 1 man name) and Floyd... Is a bit of a load!
Oasis, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Roxy Music, Muse, Blur, Pulp, Manics etc are all brilliant but owe everything to the above... As for Keane and McFly... They barely even rate to clean the piss from the toilet seats of Page, Beck, Plant, Harrison etc al.
Anyway! My 5 pennies... Keane my arse!
Muse ahead of Led Zeppelin? Really? Jimmy Page one of the greatest guitarists ever. John Bonham one of the greatest drummers ever. Robert Plant one of the greatest rock voices ever. John Paul Jones one of the most underrated musicians ever. Truly inspirational music that blended many genres, including rock, heavy metal, blues, Indian, Celtic, etc. Truly a brilliant band in every way.
This is ridiculous. how is Led Zeppelin not at least no. 2 on this list... greatest band to ever live... changed music in the most beautiful and inspiring way ever possible. stairway to heaven and whole lotta love has truly changed my life... take a listen and try and argue that they are not one of the greatest bands to ever walk the earth
I have never heard of Keane but I don't understand how anyone could beat zeppelin. They are not only the greatest band in the history of England but in rock history. Page's guitar ability along with Plant's singing skill makes them the most amazing band in rock history.
I love the Beatles, Led and Queen but I always revere Pink Floyd for most intuitive - in perfection and anti-establishment, no need to ask I was born in the early 50's - live through them all and through the Vietnam War as a Marine even went to Woodstock.. 62 now so my opinion counts a lot!
Their music will be remembered forever especially when compared to that of the bands above. Sure Muse looks huge now, but in retrospect we will all think that they were ants when compared to the giants that The Beatles, Who, Queen, and Floyd (etc. ) were.
I love Pink Floyd. Like seriously, they have been through so much (The 'loss' of Syd for example) and they always keps making beautiful, meaningful music. Also Roger Waters has an incredible voice and David Gilmour has played some of the best guitar solos I've ever heard.
If you're really scroll down now and you wont vote for Pink Floyd I have only one advice for you. :
Get high as F. And listen to echoes or if you really wanna be trippin' listen to dark side of the moon.. Just do it
COLDPLAY IS THE BEST BAN TO HAVE WALKED THE EARTH NOT JUST BRITAIN I actually love them so much I would be sucha dream of mine to go to a concert of thier's Honestly I love them I can name all the songs now I know of the top of my head clocks, the scintist, rush of blood to the head, amsterdam, go put a smile... , in my place, viva la vida, violet hill, straberry swing, lovers in japan, the cementries of london,42, yellow, trouble, high speed, we never change, parachutes, lost, swallowed in the sea, talk, speed of sound, till kingdom thingyy, white shadows, hardest part, twisted logic, christmas lights green eyes, you only live 2, life in technicolour ii, mylo xyloto, hurts like heaven, ufo, up in flames, up with the birds, charlie brown, every tear is a waterfall, ufo, don't let it break your heart, mmix, hopefull tranmision, shiver, x and y fix you, we never change AN SO MANY MORE WHY THE HELL isn't THIS NUMBER 1
I understand that without the beetles, bands such as coldplay, mcfly etc wouldn't exist. But that isn't an excuse to put coldplay lower on the list. Everyone has their opinions. In this day in age people don't want to listen to the beetles anymore. They're out dated. I'm 16 years old and would much prefer a bit of coldplay or mcfly. Therefore I believe this list needs updating. Yeah I'm happy that the beetles is number one however not many people in the 21st century want to listen to Bowie and such like. Coldplay is my favourite band and has helped me through a lot of hard and upsetting periods of time in my life. Coldplay is number one in my eyes no matter how long other bands have been going for or whatever. I don't want to listen to the beetles. If it came on my radio I would switch it off. Take my opinion into account. The older people that still live in the 60s, wake up please.
Anybody who hasn't voted for this should go slap themselves. I think that this is the best band from anywhere on the globe. I'm sure that I don't need to list the numerous masterpieces that they have created because I am sure other people have done that for me. Vote Coldplay.
So in love with every song the produce and they are always trying new things with their music and still maintaining their original sound. The have some of the most meaningful lyrics and they are absolute visionaries. Every song is powerful and a work of art.
The who was the first band to ever wreck instruments on stage. The first band to ever right rock opera. The who is the bar there is nothing to stones did to change the face of music but played recycled blue songs. And having some great hits as well. The Beatles did nothing to change music but open a door for a lot of great bands to go to America. The stones and the Beatles both made good recording in studio but they who could definitely blow them both off the stage. We are talking about rock and roll right? It's more than just listening to music and albums. it's an energy a total loss of control definition of rock 'n roll is The Who.
ARE YOU ALL MAD?! THE ROLLING STONES IS THE GREATEST ROCK N ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD AND GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME THE ROLLING STONES IS THE GREATEST IN UK NOT EVEN THE BEATLES ARE WORTHY OF OVERCOMING THE STONES BECAUSE THE BEATLES HAVE BEEN DUING A LOT OF WORK IN MUSIC DURING 10 YEARS.
Below Coldplay is a shallow, ignorant, boring positional vote by Generations X, Y, & Z. They are not hip, cool, or experienced--J Hendrix, J Morrison, & J Lennon. Got Facebook?
This list is ridiculous. The Beatles had the most influence musically. The Stones had the most influence stylistically. Everyone wanted to write songs like Paul McCartney, and to a lesser extent, John Lennon. Everyone wanted to BE Mick Jagger. Everyone wanted to BE Keith Richard.
The Who were the 3rd most influential British band. They were a little pretentious for my taste. They seemed to spend a lot of time talking about how important they were.
Led Zeppelin would definitely be in 4th place. Critics hated them. Their albums always got lukewarm reviews.
The same goes for Queen. I thought they were brilliant. Critics typically panned them.
My unsung, but influential British band list would definitely include the Kinks- absolutely brilliant, and ELO- a guilty pleasure.
Don't forget solo artists: Elton John, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton...
First band to ever wreck there insterments on stage. First band to ever wright a rock opera, They are the bar. No band will ever be able to top that. All we can do now is recycle and copy. Greatest live band ever. Defenetly better than Zeppelin. Zep was good at remaking old blues songs, and some originals. but The Who are still here. 50 years. Beetles made good albums, and who really thinks the stones are that great, they didn't chang anything. The Who would blow them all off stage. There is nothing different we can do today, The Who didn't do 50 years ogo. Let's look at facts, not your opinions.
The who are the greatest band ever for me. They had a real angry edge about them that made them something different from Beatles and stones. The true sound of British working class and Sabbath zep Nazareth deep purple even motorhead the specials the jam oasis and and so many proper urban British bands across different genres would not have exacted without the who. They are the missing link. Just listen to live at Leeds and you will know they are the boss of British rock
The Who were some of the leaders in a rebellious revolution against common culture. They created two concept albums to my knowledge (tommy and quadrophenia) that influences later concept albums, and pioneered the rock opera. So yeah, they were influential
Great guitar riffs, crazy ass baselines, great drumming, and an amazing voice. All of those together make up "The Who" they are definitely the people that made rock music sound good!
How is Maiden not in AT LEAST in the top 4. With over 2000 concerts played over their 35 year run and a more global fanbase than any band in this list they SHOULD be number 1. With that awesome voice of Bruce, the amazing bass of Steve, the best drumming by Nikko, and the incredible guitarists trio of Dave murray, Adrian Smith and Jers, iron maiden has made a everlasting impact on music and always will be the best band from the UK. Long live maiden.
Iron maiden should at least be in the top 5. You probably won't hear anything quite like iron maiden in your life. The overall creativity and how the whole band comes together as a whole is just brilliant. I know I know, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and queen are also amazing bands but I'm just shocked to see iron maiden this low on the list.
This list is absolutely ridiculous. Surely bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Cream, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling stones, The Who, definitely Leppard, Motorhead, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton etc. Ought to be above the current top three, which should not even be anywhere near the top 10.
What the hell are Maiden doing below Radiohead, McFly, and Oasis, and why are Keane at the top? No, no. Iron Maiden have paved the way for every metal band since them, and are legends in every respect. Neither of the aforementioned bands have done that. Up The Irons!
Noel Gallagher is one of the greatest song-writers of all time and liam Gallagher has such a raw and unique voice. Their Best Album is 'What's The Story) Morning Glory! It is UK's 4th best selling album of all-time, 14 times platinum in the UK, best selling album of the 1990's which was a decade of amazing albums! :D
Best songs include -
Don't look back in anger, some might say, the Hindu times, lyla, the importance of being idle, the masterplan, little by little, wonderwall, morning glory, roll with it, songbird and champagne supernova... And more.
Even if Oasis lack originality or if the Gallagher brothers are arrogant and rude, their first two albums remain one of the greatest British albums of all time. Even if the albums starting with Be Here Now and beyond are inferior to their first two albums, they still had their moments of greatness. Overall, Oasis had achieved the status of being one of the biggest and greatest British bands of all time, and I am proud to be an Oasis fan. Also, have you heard any of the B-sides the band has produced? They will blow your mind on how amazing they are.
Biggest British band of the last 30 years, only radiohead comes close. Liam really is the last true rockstar and Noel sings some of the greatest ballads of all time. And it might just be me, but their egos make me love them even more. Reunion needed ASAP
Absolutely, maybe there are many bands which became famous in 90s but somehow I just can't hear their name anymore, in other way oasis's songs is still famous until now wonderwall,stand by me, and don't look back in anger is sung by a lot of people nowadays live forever oasis!
Think you will find 2 out of the 4 members in the Band are English, (bourn in England) so it's a British Isles band all day long.
One I greatest bands of all time, their style is unequal and progress thru generations they make hit by hit
They should be up but recently music is not as good as the first songs...
Don't give a damn if they are not British they have good music
The Bee Gees are the 5th best selling act of all time, wrote great songs and were not a disco group, there had hits before Saturday night fever and after. It frustrates me when people say they only did disco and people forget their work after Saturday night fever, I love songs like Too much heaven and How deep is you love, listen to many of their songs from the 90's and 2000's, The only love, For whom the bell tolls, Secret love, I could not love you more, Alone, Sacred trust, Wedding day, just to name a few, great songs, with great lyrics and melodies, written and performed fantastically, take a listen, find them on You tube
The Bee Gees my first love! One of the most succesful band from UK and the whole world. The capacity of reinventing their selves is just amazing! Decades of incredible songs, incredible success and incredible talent! They connect in a way that only brothers could connect! They are amazing! Their songs are so varied and so rich in different influences that there is a song for every day of your life!
Fantastic all round group whose music spanned many different genres and made a massive contribution to British music and worldwide.
How could anyone forget about the Bee Gees lol
Muse is probably the most unique British band there is right now. Each of their albums having a different style and genre (s) makes them simply amazing for everyone. Matt Bellamy honestly has the most amazing voice I have ever heard, melodic, expresses emotions perfectly, and is one of the only rock singers that can actually use falsetto amazingly. Not to mention his incredle guitar playing skills, the Plug In Baby riff was voted the best riff of the decade, and with good reason! His guitarist is always complex, and uses a wide range of guitar techniques, not to mention his frequent use of improvisation in playing guitar live. Chris Wolstenholme has been voted one of the greatest bassists of all time, this being backed up by the incredible bass riff in Hysteria, the legendary bass riff of Time Is Running Out, and so many more! Their live performances never fail to entertain their crowd, whether it be an arena concert, or yet another sold-out stadium concert. The band has multiple ...more
This is the youngest bands amongst most of many mentioned below, they deserve to be on top, keane deserves to be somewhere 15, muse has the most dedicated fans and is most under estimated band, they will be regarded as best bands of modern times, most of american bands suck, they are famous just because they show explicit materials rather than concentrating on music, if muse were american, they would have got attention just like lp but would have fans 4 times than lp, I have heard so many rock bands none of them are a match to MUSE in terms of great music, style, vocals, MATT I SALUTE YOU!
I LOVE MUSE & ALWAYS WILL
Muse is the best band ever. They deserve to be on the top of this page because they've got all at their advantage. I mean, Matt bellamy's voice is MORE THAN INCREDIBLE, he can sing low notes and high notes perfectly. He's an amazing song writter, and I'm f-ing jealous of his guitar and piano skills! Chris is a awesome basist as well and his backvocals add something special to every songs! They put a lot of money on their live performance which makes it unforgettable to their fans. When you get back home after a performance you just can't believe what just happened! I love them! They're amazing! I'm from Montréal and it is really sad that not a lot of people know who they are, 'cause they're missing something! But still they said that we were the best crowd they had in their North American tour :) Love you guys
Muse deserves to be way higher on this list! Somewhere in the top five - not eleventh! Maybe below The Beatles and Queen because lets be honest those two bands are very famous and each helped to shape and change the music industry in their own ways. Top three should be The Beatles, and then probably Queen and then Muse very close behind. Come on internet! - Get your act together...
You currently have Black Sabbath listed below Oasis and Coldplay. I am embarrassed for you, and may our Dark Lord Satan take great glee in your eternal punishment, which will hopefully involve a pineapple, some rock salt, and a jack hammer.
Ok most people would say number 1 is beatles or zeppelin but why some band I've never heard of ps one direction sucks paranoid best album ever
If not the best, one of the best heavy metal bands of all time.
Surely the best English band.
This should be higher than every single band on this list!
Depeche Mode has always brought excitement, energy, and wonder through their music. Martin Gore belongs in the songwriter's hall of fame NOW! David Gahan is a great singer and performer. Andrew Fletcher has done a brilliant job in helping keep the band together through the years and helping the band stay focused. One of the greatest bands of all time. I hope that they are inducted in The Rock N Roll HOF soon, they definitely belong there. True synth pop kings!
Totally agree with everyone who has commented this band is awesome I am 42 now and been listening to DM since I was about 5 yrs old through my older brother who is also a massive fan their live shows still make me shiver due to the vocals and amazing sounds they produce, I'm going to Glastonbury next year they deserve to be there as the top headline act they would be awesome
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!
I'd feel like I was cheating on common sense and good music taste if I'd written a list like this, The Smiths, 15th?! There is no combo better than Morrissey and Marr in the whole of British music! If you have ever been truly miserable then you will find yourself listening to the Smiths and really understanding the deepness and humour of Morrissey and the musical genius of Marr. First came across There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Listening to 7 Worlds Collide and I've never turned back. Anyone who does not appreciate The Smiths is missing 99% of their emotions, this list is truly a disgrace.
Easily the greatest band of all time, the chemistry of the band (especially between Morrissey and Marr) led to 4 excellent studio albums, commending all different styles of indie which were all original in their own right, truly fabulous. Relatable, meaningful lyrics which are so cleverly written, and written on such matters such as education, murderers and true emotion.
The Smiths' music still sounds awesome and still means something. The most important British band of the 1980s, in my opinion.
A boy band, really?
Still better than ID though- but then, watching the universe implode is better than ID, in my opinion.
Some of the best music their is. There are obvious songs like Mr. Blue Sky and Don't Bring Me Down, but there is also some really underrated song like:
Wild West Hero
On The Run
Sweet Is The Night
Legendary band in every respect! From the 70s to now they have just got better and better and have some of the greatest songs ever written to their name.
One of the best bands ever! Just as good as Pink Floyd or Queen. Even the Beatles are fans of ELO themselves.
On the eighth day, god said "Let there be Jeff Lynne! "
Bullet for my valentine are amazing! They have changed my life, There's so many amazing songs by them, and 'Tears don't Fall' is my ultimate favourite song out of all the songs I listen to (even matalica). I will forever be a proud Bullet fan! And if you're not a bullet fan then shame on you!
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!
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
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!
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.
Probably one of the best group ever, if a superhero had band this would be its name, as they save countless teens from suicidal depression, the way Oliver writes lyrics almost like he can tell what you've been through. The instrumental are never seen before
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!
A band like no other thanks to Mark Knopfler's amazing song writing and guitar playing style.
One of the best guitarists of all time, one of the best albums Brothers In Arms
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.
Should be way higher up, at least top 10
Sit down, slap on a bit of OK Computer and you've got the perfect day sorted out. Radiohead are seriously amazing, they change their style so frequently and it still sounds amazing and has depth. After Pablo Honey (when I started listening to them) they haven't let me down since and I own all their albums on vinyl.
Radiohead has such amazing lyrical power that I can't help but vote for them. Thom's angsty vocals, Jonny's insane guitar, and the band's overall creative spirit rockets them past the competition. They lent their skills to such amazing successors as Muse and Coldplay, who carry on their legacy, which lives on forever.
Oh my god! Keane is number ONE?! That is just stupid... I mean, over Radiohead, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen? I mean, those bands are legendary... just try and listen to Paranoid Android, and you'll see how awesome these guys are.
How the hell are Coldplay, the f-ing bees gees, iron maiden, and MUSE ahead of Radiohead. Jesus Christ. The only ones that can be arguably better than Radiohead are the Beatles and Led Zeppelin only because they are icons.
They deserve to be Higher. I mean, come on' the likes of 'Electric Eye' and 'Breaking The Law' are Iconic...
Is that a joke. They are the BEST
How is Priest this low?
Their first 6 albums have been #1 in the UK, they have headlined Glastonbury - the largest music festival in the UK - twice, their debut album is the fastest selling debut album in UK history & the fact that they are one of few artists in UK history to win Mastercard Album Of The Year and Group Of The Year 3 times at the Brit awards.
Need I continue? I'm genuinely shocked to find this band, who both are a household name in the UK and also played at THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE OLYMPICS in London are listed beneath other acts such as Bullet For My Valentine and Coldplay.
As a whole they're one of the best names in the industry currently. All their albums have gone to number one, lyrically exceptional and they've recently finished a world tour (need I go on? ) Like it or not, the Monkeys' are one of the best bands to come out of the UK, and totally deserve to be higher on this list.
Why are AM below muse and Coldplay two of the most dull and bland bands ever. AM have some of the most real and clever lyrics that make you feel things, great variation between albums and are one of the best live bands ever. They have been a giant inspiration already and the best band of this century.
Everyone like bands which are old CAUSE THEY ARE OLD!.Artic monkeys are really good their songs and lyrics are great and please please please listen to fluorescent adolescent and certain romance the best songs I've ever heard
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!
Some of these Bands listed are a joke, and that is an under statement.
. I think YES is a great band, they are extremely talented musicians, don't like their music, fine. That does not make them a poor choice only poor listeners.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sex Pistols Rock The Cashbash just like the clash
Revolutionary punk rockers... My favorite band too