Best Bands from the UK


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62 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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63 Stone Roses

this is a joke listen to
stone roses debut its one of the most importaint albums ever made without this there would be no oasis. simples

Please tell me how the stone roses are 76? This is real music should be at least in the top ten! If not number one! "International Continental"

Can't believe the roses are 75. Ian brown is genius. The best debut album of all time. Inspirational to so many then and now...

One of the best bands of all time! How so far down the list?

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64 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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65 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!

66 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

Unique and the most innovative band of all time. They are the first band to use mtv for their success. And they are the leader of the 2nd british ivasion in the U.S.A. and almost of all 30 years in the music industry and they still rock the world. There no sign of slowing down.

How is this awesome band at number 50?! This band deserves much more than that. Simon LeBon does fantastic on vocals with John Taylor pulling off crazy bass lines. My parents told me that they should be in the top 5, if not top 10.

DD rules the 80's period! 82 -86 and comeback years of 2001 - 2006. They are not the Fab Five for Nothing. They become dormant when original five are not complete. But when complete, It will be their Show!

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67 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Always fun, always interesting, always their own sound! Ian Anderson is a great songwriter; particularly a brilliant lyricist.

68 Marillion

This band should be way more popular than they are. Amazing, emotional and beautiful music... Those who haven't heard them, listen to their song No One Can! - icepaw99

U2 got all the fame that should have gone to Marillion. Marillion's been chugging along like the Little Engine That Could for over 30 years (without any break to speak of! ) and they're still obscure! What a stupid world this is!

69 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

My favorite band! One of the best in the world, actually! Listen to any of their songs and you'll be hooked. Personally, I recommend Empire. Still my favorite song, even after listening a hundred times.

DUH. OBVIOUS. They have everything a legendary band has... Please, Keane on number 1? AT LEAST put the Beatles as the number one. Or Anything else. And why is Bullet for my Valentine in here?

Kasabian is better than many bands in this list... At least should be in top 15. I love this band they have variety in everything man!

What a band! Nobody else like them

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70 Jamiroquai

The most underrated band...Jamiroquai is not just a band, it's a state of mind : Unique music style, unique voice and dancing style of Jay Kay, incredible basslines, very very diversified discography. And probably one of the best live bands, with song which are 3 times longer in live than in the studio version, a lot of different instruments and improvisations.

Undoubtedly the very best of jazz. Definitely maybe (yup, you got it) the best of UK.

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71 Cabaret Voltaire
72 Feeder

Can't believe Feeder aren't higher than this. Most underrated UK rock band ever.

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73 Lostprophets Lostprophets

Amazing band, should be in top 10 without a doubt! - wazabee900

I've loved this band since I heard their song "Burn Burn" for the first time... Now I listen to all their songs every minute and I can say they're the best band ever!

Don't even bother with the rapist crap INCREDIBLE BAND ENOUGH SAID!

Great band with great music. Should be number 1 or at least in he top 5

74 Mt. Desolation

They are underrated but they're amazing, every song they had is perfect and they're great musicians, every time I listen to them I really feel the music I just love to listen to this band, they had really good lyrics N. N

75 Beady Eye

Great band and they are alive!

76 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
77 Bad Company Bad Company
78 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.

79 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal 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 metal and more.

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

80 Take That Take That Take That are an English pop group from Manchester, formed in 1989. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen.

The most successful of boy bands. Wrote their own songs, danced like no other. Great-looking lads, great inter-relationships, no ego-trippers.

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