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The Top Ten
You have GOT to be kidding me. The Beatles in 4th place? Queen in 5th? Led Zeppelin in 6th and Pink Floyd in 11th!? Has everyone gotten deaf? Mcfly isn't even that famous. And in no way is it even nearly as good as the Beatles yet its 2 spots above it?
Probably some 10 year old made that list.
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
The Beatles are easily the best band in the world. My top 10 UK band list: 1. Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Rolling Stones 4. Who 5. Pink Floyd 6. Black Sabbath 7. Queen 8. Yardbirds 9. Cream 10. Sex Pistols
They are the og!V 73 Comments
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 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.
Queen should be no. 1V 65 Comments
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
Zeppelin is much better than the Beatles in every way, and also where the he'll is black Sabbath? Cosplay over sabath really?V 25 Comments
Spice girls beat Pink Floyd? Lmao who visits this site? - jewunit69
Pink Floyd have stood the test of time, and their music will still be loved long after people forget the names of some of these "musicians". - rachelcarr
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.
PINK FLOYD, LEDZ ZEPPELIN & QUEEN ARE THE HOLY TRINITY OF the BRITISH BANDSV 19 Comments
Really, the who, rolling stones, led zep, queen and pink floyd are like the greatest rock bands of all time. The Beatles are the greatest artists of all time.
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
I just watched a movie about the who and fell in love with the band, I have always been a fan of their music and knowing their story makes their songs even more special.
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 influentialV 17 Comments
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.
the rolling stones along with the beatles paved the way and set the standards for those who came later
I was gonna vote for oasis, and then I found out Rolling Stones was lower than Coldplay.
I mean, seriously. Sympathy for the Devil, Gimme Shelter, Start me Up, Paint it Black, I Can't Get No Satisfaction, etc. etc. you get it... are all great, great songs from a band that established itself as one of the best of all time, along side the beatles, led zeppelin, queen, pink floyd and others.
And what do you do? You vote for the guys from hymn for the weekend.
Really, if you say Mick Jagger, everybody will be like "Oh yeah, the lead singer from Rolling Stones". Same thing about Keith Richards. What you don't find people knowing is who Chris Martin is. He's the lead singer from Coldplay, I just googled it right now.
You'll see. The Stones are going to stay recognized for his work in the music industry. Nobody will now what was Coldplay in thirty years. Rolling Stones is "au contraire" immortal.
I had difficulty picking this over the Beatles and Led Zepplin, but when it comes down to it, nothing feels better than listening to coldplay. If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life, that would be it. - edtheiii
Coldplay is my favorite band ever and it is self evident they should be at this spot the international superstars deserve it!
I think Coldplay it's the best UK band, the best musicians, the best overrated band, the most popular, the best songwriters, the best song- to fall-in-love-a-girl(or boy) writers. They're simply the best
Coldplay, should not be in the top ten, there are so many other great bands that have made areal changed in music, style, and attitude. Coldplay, in this position very funny.
the only band that deserves to be at top is coldplay, they have done it over and over again giving the coldplaymates great music all the time, buy an ablum you would never be dissapointed. Rock on coldplymates...
They're my favorite band of all time and I love all their musicV 69 Comments
Wow, #1! I must say, Keane totally and completely deserve to be #1! Tim Rice-Oxley is a genius when it comes to writing beautiful lyrics and melodies and Tom Chaplin has the best voice I've ever head and needs no autotune to aid him! Not only do they contribute beautiful songs but they are so dedicated to their fans. The members of Keane have been cooped up in a studio since the end of September putting together their fourth album. Instead of shutting their fans out, they have been posting pictures and short teaser clips of the music they've been working on. So far this album sounds like it is going to be their best one yet, so watch out for the second coming of Keane.
Great quality of lyrics. Great voice quality. Great live performances. What else? They reinvented the piano-rock. If not enough, try listening to a couple of songs and then tell us what you think
Keane is simply amazing. Tim's lyrics are so deep and from the heart and they're so simple at the same time, anyone can related to them. And Tom's voice is just the most gorgeous thing ever. They're all just so amazing.
Keane are beyond doubt the best band EVER. Toms voice is so beautiful, and he can sing anything! Tims writes such amaizing lyrics, every album is an absolute gem, when you listen to them over and over they become part of your soul. Their critics are VERY wrong about them. Their fans know how truly great they are. I listen to them everyday and love to watch old concerts on you tube, their performances were alway outstanding vocally.V 67 Comments
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.
What is the world coming to if oasis are behind mcfly! - FOSTER69a
Oasis is the best Britpop-Band of the 90s, without any doubt. Only Beatles can reach their level. "wonderwall" was THE 90s anthem. Live forever
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!V 35 Comments
Iron Maiden, without a doubt, have proved to the entire World that they are the greatest British band of all time, as well as one of the greatest bands, full stop!
Up The Irons!
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.
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.
This band created Heavy Metal! Best band ever!V 31 Comments
When You discover Radiohead, they become your favorite band... - iTunesJunky
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.
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.
Better than the beatles - Lord28V 16 Comments
They're not from the UK.
One I greatest bands of all time, their style is unequal and progress thru generations they make hit by hit
Don't give a damn if they are not British they have good music
They're IrishV 4 Comments
How is Artic Monkeys number 16?! They deserve to be above Bullet For My Valentine and Spice Girls! They are great! Much better than Iron Maiden!
#1 in europe as it stands
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.
YES - infinitecirculationV 32 Comments
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
Only band that could (maybe) deserve to be above Muse are the Beatles - and that's only because they changed music so much. If Muse had been around at the same time, they'd have been even bigger than the Beatles were!
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
Matthew Bellamy has the most unique voice on this list that’s for sureV 47 Comments
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.
They're timeless, melancholy but uplifting, can have them playing all day - seasoned
15th? what the hellV 5 Comments
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!
Bee Gees are UNIQUE and the best all round band, singers and songwriters of all time!
The Bee Gees outshine all other bands!V 4 Comments
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.
If not the best, one of the best heavy metal bands of all time.
Surely the best English band.
OZZY ROCKS! - i-love-rock-n-roll
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
Legendary band from the 70sV 6 Comments
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.
These guys should be much higher than mcfly!
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! "V 3 Comments
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.
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.
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.
In my opinion this should be in the top 5, but I guess it's not everyones taste
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!
'Synth Rock Wizards' they are. Cannot beat them at that.V 9 Comments
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!
Sick Band a million time better than Coldplay lolV 4 Comments
One of the best guitarists of all time, one of the best albums Brothers In Arms - seasoned
The best band of the world
Best of the best
top ten.V 2 Comments
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
CAN YOU FEEL MY HEARTV 1 Comment
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!V 3 Comments
It deserves to be in top ten
The police deserves 2nd as it makes real music and is not like some donkey eg
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.
Best band in the world
They should be in the top ten...
Tf? Pictures of you, high, plainsong...
Possibly the most unique band I've ever listened too. Master musicians at layering their music every note complimenting the next one.
Beatles, zep, cure,floyd, the who, fleetwood mac, yes.
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!
Is that a joke. They are the BEST
How is Priest this low?
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!
Best ever no question
Almost in top 20! That voice, that bass, that drums, the guitar... What an atmosphere. Unkown pleasures for your ears.
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!V 1 Comment
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.
Record sales should count
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 - shawnwalkerV 1 Comment
Wow, how come they are not top 10? They are great, sold millions of albums and many famous songs! How about smoke on the water? Anyone? THEY ROCK!
Simply the best UK band of all time!
They Rock, THEY SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 5!
THE ARE SPACE TRUCKIN' COME ON, COME ON, COME ON AFTER THE WAR ALL BANDS WERE GREAT! OH MAN
In my opinion it should be like this 1) led zepplin 2) deep purple 3) Pink Floyd 4) U2 5) the whoV 1 Comment
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?
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
Best band ever. Love you guys!
Jarvis is my hero.
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.
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.
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
The wanted is uk band boy name are max george... Nathan sykes... Jay mcguiness... Tom parker... Siva kaneswaran I love you the wantedV 4 Comments
Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.
They've released 8 of the most influential rock albums ever. Very underrated overlooked band.
Look at their library! Top 10!
"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.
Top band ever!
How is this so far down on the list lol you people are insane lol I saw some worse bands before gorillaz
73?!?! WHAT Gorillaz is by FAR one of the BEST Bands. They deserve at least top 10!
Come the band has like its own genre
What IT SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN BLURV 5 Comments
WHAT! The Kinks, one of the greatest and most quintessentially British bands of all time 64. This is ridiculous they are in the same league as The Who and The Beatles no doubt. With songs like "Waterloo Sunset" and "Sunny Afternoon" also early classics like "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of The Night".
Britain has produced more great bands than all other countries combined, so it is HARD to choose which ones are the greatest. For me, The Kinks rank with Beatles/Stones/Who et al as one of the absolute best. Time and distance have shown me the incredible quality of their output and the prolonged length of that quality. I think Ray is my favorite songwriter of all time and there's a lot of competition for that crown.
Top four easily. Ray Davies' quality writing, combined with perhaps the first hard-rock guitar sound of brother Dave (and his little green amp) and you have memorable sounds and songs that spanned the '60's through the '80's. Listen to "Tired of Waiting" and then "Destroyer". Amazing repertoire.
RIDICULOUS! YOU BLOODY AMERICANS JUST FOLLOW THE HYPE AND NOT REALITY! KINKS TOP 5!V 6 Comments
Possibly the greatest live band ever and a huge benefactor to the rock scene entirely
They originated in England and 2 of the 3 musicians were English.
COMN! HE'S CALLED ERIC CLAPTON!
AND GINGER BAKER!
BEST DRUMMER EVER
Cream should be way higher than this! They had way more influence on other artists than some of the other artists in higher positions. (And better material too! ).
47? Bunch of wankers voting.
You have Cream currently below "Gorillaz" and "Mumford and Sons."
I really don't know what to say to people like you. Unngg, ummpph, urrg, maybe, as I drop deuce on your foreheads, you ignorant millennial cretins.
As if this super, ground breaking band was left out. Give your head a shake.
They are best of the best!
Beyond brilliant.. We in the US are jealous we do not get to see them anymore.. A heartbreaker
Unique sounds in my top 3 bands of all time.
Pure class! Awesome band! So underrated...
Should be number 1.V 1 Comment
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