Best Bands from the UK


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41 Enter Shikari

Quirky and a little bit on the insane side with very politicised lyrics, these guys are surely a worthy addition.

42 Moody Blues Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

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!

43 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

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


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44 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

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.

Top 3 band for me - Ray has probably written more great songs than anyone except Bowie.

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45 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.

Possibly the greatest live band ever and a huge benefactor to the rock scene entirely

46 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time more.

They originated in England and 2 of the 3 musicians were English.

47 Siouxsie & the Banshees Siouxsie & the Banshees
48 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.


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.

49 New Order New Order New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.

As if this super, ground breaking band was left out. Give your head a shake.

They are best of the best!

50 The Stranglers

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.

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51 The Alarm
52 Roxy Music Roxy Music

One of the great british bands of the 70's, many of the higher placed bands, dream of creating music half as good as Roxy produced.

Really should be much higher, great band.

I like very much, and the recent Brian Ferry interpret Bod Dylan songs in magnific

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54 You Me at Six

Josh Voice always amazing altrough it in a bad song.. Almost they song amazing.. Just listen their songs and look the lyric and video.. Amazing..

One of the greatest bands of 2012
You Me At Six has produced an amazing album 'Sinners Never Sleep' and re-introduced uk rock music into the charts

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56 Stereophonics

Incredible band with 5 consecutive number 1 albums and over 20 top 20 songs and 11 top 5 singles definitely should be much higher than it is.

They deserve at least top 20 spot in ALL time UK ranking and top 3 ranking in current time. They're amazing! Cheers from Slovenia!

See them once you need to keep seeing them

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57 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

I actually prefer the Phil era. "Duke" is particularly excellent! Phil was simply a better, stronger singer. Gabriel actually "went pop" before Genesis did. (They were doing "Wind & Wuthering" while he had switched to a pop sound.) So stop yer fussin', all you Phil-haters!

It's so sad that genesis never get any reward for their talent. Gabriel was a mad genius. don't bother listening to phil's era though.

Please do us real Genesis fans a favour and jump into a freezing cold lake and drown. Phil's era was top-notch stuff, especially A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering. - PlanetDeadwing

58 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.

I have to say I'm not surprise of the ranking... But still, Franz Ferdinand has a unique sound (which I'm crazy about! ), an amazing singer (okay, every British band does... ) and will have an important place in my heart, as well as in my Ipod forever!

If we're judging this poll based on acts that actually British, then Westlife has no business being on this list for obvious reasons. Franz Ferdinand on the other hand, has every right to be here simply because it is a british band.

They're amazing, and I do mean it. The drums, the guitars and the rhythm are unique! They sound like any other band, and that's hard to find nowadays

I love them! They are awesome! They deserve to get more votes! C'mon ppl! Vote for them its Franz Ferdinand duh! Every song is a hit c:

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59 Manic Street Preachers

Best british band of last 20 years.. Absolutely and without a doubt released the singular best album ever with holy bible. give it a listen - dazter69

35?!? What? This band definitely better than that.

Definitely should be at least among ten!

60 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

Little Mix is the most talented group out as of right now (April 2014). Not the most famous, One Direction is, but they have extreme talent. AMAZING individual vocals. INSANE harmonies. INSPIRATIONAL and EMPOWERING songs. EXTREME talent ^^. BEAUTIFUL girls with HUGE hearts! I love these girls so much. They're songs always make me smile, make me wanna dance, and make me sing along. I know all the words to most of their songs. (Salute, Wings, Boy, Move, Change Your Life, Pretend It's OK, Turn Your Face, Towers, Good Enough, See Me Now, Different Beat, Competition, Stand Down, Love Drunk, How Ya Doing'? , Red Planet, Always Be Together, DNA) I made this longer than needed. Fack.

Little mix are the most generous, well-working yet beautiful singers in the entire universe. Although they aren't very famous they have unique potential that brings them all close together. I love little mix!

I LOVE one direction and little mix there the best I couldn't live without them. They just love what they are doing and have fun doing it.

They deserve more

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