Best British Bands of the 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

Best band ever, no one can ever compare to Muse. They throw bits of classical music in, while still being insanely epic, all the time. Always original, and amazing live.

They're so amazing I could cry. Then I once was at their concert in Manchester, it was so epic! Muse are genius, they have the best music ever!

This band is the definition of progress. From 1999 on their first album with Showbiz, the variations of musical styles were unbelievable. Songs like sunburn and unintended started them off strong but then they came out with origin of symmetry which is still in my top 6 favourite albums ever (the other 5 being Showbiz, absolution, black holes and revelations, the resistance and second law). But now with the change from somewhat classical rock, to electro rock with their latest album I'm just blown away by the sheer amount of awesome this band can compose. Thank you Matt, Chris, and Dom for your perfection in this industry!

Simply best live band ever!

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2 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

I like Coldplay, oasis and muse, but the artic monkeys are AMAZING and even though I like all the bands above I still think the artic monkeys ARE the band of the 21 century, and alex was fit

Who let Muse get to 1? I like Coldplay and Oasis, despite only two of their albums in 00s were any good. Franz Ferdinand are rightly in the top ten, too, as with Radiohead. But Mumford and Sons? Why? Arctic Monkeys are the most consistently good band - only Humbug was a slight letdown. They've reinvented themselves a few times, and the results have always been good. Alex Turner is a great lyricist, and the songs are brilliant too. No band this century has been as good as the Arctic Monkeys.

One of the most influencing bands I've came across. I like their album Favorite worst nightmare especially because it sounds like a live performance, the guitars just thrashed about, missing notes, yet mixed in with poetic lyrics, sounds just like a live performance by an amateurish band. Very different from most other bands.

This should be the number 1 band! The Beatles of our generation! We are witnessing it.

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3 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Just because I grew up with them I adore them! Such beautiful songs makes me wonder if they are one of the best bands of all times. When they speak seem to be silly, but they are kidding: maybe there are bands like MUSE and Radiohead which make complex experimental music (I like both band indeed) nonetheless Coldplay's songs are always harmonic and they put their soul and heart in them, so I just cannot stand it! Listen to songs like The Scientist, Fix you, Trouble, In my place, Yellow and their masterpiece, Viva la Vida and you will be convinced! Their music is not only gorgeous, complex too!

Great Music! Can't stop listening to it. And not gay at all.

I have listen to muse they are good but coldplay are far better, songs like-viva la vida, yellow, fix you are one of my best songs.

Amazing band with some amazing music. All of their songs are Top Quality from the begin till end.

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4 Oasis Oasis Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll.

Still the best, even though their heyday was in the 90s. Coldplay is a close second.

My ex introduced their music to me and I fell in love with this English band. Plus they were his neighbors as they grew up. They are the best.

oasis is the best band ever. Its a shame that its third on the list.

Mega

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5 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Most creative band of the last 20 years, they proved they could make different kind of music genres

Most creative band of the last 20 years one album after the other. Yorke's voice is unbelievable. Their videos are pieces of art.

Radiohead are the best British Rock band after The Beatles. Why aren't they in the 1st place? Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Ed O'Brien! Paranoid Android, 2 2=5, There There, Fake Plastic Trees, Street Spirit, Nude, Lucky, Exit Music (For A Film)! Just Perfect.

Always pushing boundaries, superb!

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6 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.

Its a British band I was not knowing... Its a joke iron maiden is a legendary band. It deserve number 1 place.. This band has inspired other bands.. It is at no 9th place... It is not possible, it is not possible, it is not possible, it is not possible... Please vote for iron maiden...

Iron maiden is one of the greatest bands of all time. Not everyone can make a good-sounding, inspired, original work 40 years after conception of the band.

A noob here said they suck. Why don't you go back to your one direction crap.

Who are these people and they are the worst

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7 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.

For me personally, they're my second favourite band of all time, only beaten by the Beatles. They draw inspiration from so many great bands and their music spans many genres. They've made so many great songs over the years that have been used for so many events. Kasabian for number one.

This band writes songs that will stay with me forever! I'll never forget a single lyric! I put my iPod on repeat and listened to their album Empire all night long! (until it ran out of batteries)

Possibly the best live act I have seen, followed very closely by Biffy Clyro and Red Hot Chili Peppers! No other act has exceeded the standards of their recordings in their live performances to the extent of Kasabian, no doubt about it.

Best live act since the Who, nobody comes close in my opinion. They've made so many classic songs over the years that will and haven't aged one bit. An awesome group who put 100% into everything they do.

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8 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

"Hi, I'm a Led Zeppelin fan and although my favorite band has not released any album since 1982 I still want to have this band in the top ten of the best British bands of the 21st century."

Learn to read, there are other top tens where Led Zeppelin can shine legitimately.

I grew up in the 70's partying to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. We knew how to party back then. Not the 'get strung out on Meth and Crack and ruin the rest of your life' kind of partying. More like the 'get stoned on grass and drink til you puke' then sleep it off the next day and go back to your normal life on Monday kind of partying.

Led Zeppelin is a Legend! They are in the top 5 and have been the inspiration for most of the other bands on this list. Would be a shame to see them get lower billing than some of these other bands.

The Legend.

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9 Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.

This has to be at least top 10 come on people this is REAL music right here

About the only band of which I can say I love every one of their songs.

This is music you'll like your whole life. It's timeless.

This band is really good.

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10 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'm from the U.S. and I can't find anything as unique and original as Franz Ferdinand! Especially living in Arizona, it's not something that's usually come across, but I saw them open for Green Day and they were incredible! Definitely up there in my top bands with Muse, plus it's undeniable that their songs are catchy and infectious

They even don't have a picture WOW

Voted because they have to be better than 1d

Well, technicaly their scottish, but take me out is a modern classic - RecklessGreed

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The Newcomers

? Clean Bandit Clean Bandit Clean Bandit are a British electronic music group formed in Cambridge in 2008. The band consists of Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson.

The Contenders

11 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Although people are always going to disagree with one another I personally think that some of the top 10 at the moment don't deserve the spot as much as this band.

They combine hardcore aspects into more mainstream works and the live vocals and playing of instruments are exceptional.

They've developed really well as a band and I'm sure they'll get better as they progress.

My favorite band

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12 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.

Asking Alexandria is probably one of the best metalcore bands. They have changed tremendously and they have really "grown up" I think they should be ranked higher but at least they are part of the top 10

They're the best they defiantly deserve to be higher than one direction so why aren't they? VOTE FOR AA OR ARCTIC MONKEYS

They are amazing... Not The American Average...yes...

Love this band. They really deserve to be ranked higher than
Bullet For My Valentine. And Black Sabbith should be number 1

13 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

The reasons why they deserve this honor, is because : They have changed my life for the better, by stopping me from being anxious, being bored when I haven't been out and made me stronger person and to enjoy life, no matter what. They have also made me forget about the negative side of my life and cured my nightmares for good, even though I occasionally still have them. So thank you ever so much for making me a better person with positive attitude instead of feeling negative about my life. My feelings about these LEGENDARY MUSICIANS called One Direction! They also have made other people lives better too, because they raise money for loads of charities. The charities they have done so far, are: Red Nose Day (when they did their charity single called 'One Way Or Another' by 'Teenage Kicks', they went to Ghana to see how important it is to help the vulnerable people that are a lot more vulnerable than we are, they did some visits for the 'Rays Of Sunshine' charity to help the poorly ...more

The reason why One Direction deserves to be on this list is because they are one of the greatest boy bnads there is. They are so inspirational and have inspired the lives of many. They have even inspired me in many ways as well. They taught me that it's ok to be different, to not forget who you are, always stay true to yourself and to face my fears. Thanks to them I can say that my life has changed for the better and I'm sure many other fans feel the same as well. Thank you One Direction for being my inspiration and my for being my everything. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to you for making my life better. I love each one of you with all my heart and I pray that you may all get the success that you deserve in your lives individually and as a band. Although you guys are now currently on a hiatus, I am waiting with my finger crossed for your comeback as a band all five of you and continue to rock my world as you have these past eight years.

I think we're overlooking the fact that first of all, they are a boy band, not a rock band. They don't play instruments on stage like every other band here does. The perform coordinated dance routines and sing for an audience. Second, they are not rock. They are most certainly a pop band that something verges on alternative. Definitely should not be this high on the list.

Bands are not just rock bands, don't be so selfish. There is nothing wrong with boy bands just because you are so jealous of a girl you fancy having a crush on them doesn't mean you should hate them, you just don't understand.

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14 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore/emo band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason ...read more.

BFMV are the best band, Fever the best album and The Last Fight, Tears Don't Fall and Scream Aim Fire the best songs.

Bullet comes first any day! They are truly the best band in the world, no one, no band, no sounds could ever compete with them! They are NUMBER 1! BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE FOR LIFE!

How the hell are wrong direction higher than these? Bullet For My Valentine are awesome! Loving their new stuff, but nothing beats fever

The band is so much underrated man.

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15 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Firsts 2 albums were very good, Noel's still got the ability to make great songs

Top quality music. We have indeed the chance of having Noel's pure talent on its own.

16 Stereophonics

One of the best rock bands around, and one awesome thing about them is they're WELSH!

Stereophonics rule listen 2 superman well good song. Killers not even English they are american - tomblud

One of the greatest rock bands in our decade! But from a small little town in the valleys ( Cwmaman) they raised to fame. They have amazing tracks like Just Looking, Maybe Tomorrow, Mr. Writer and so much more. Worth a listen. Anyway I'm just looking

Best band you have never heard of, period. Not too many bands can say they are admired by The Rolling Stones, The Who, AC/DC, U2, Oasis, The Black Crowes, Tom Jones, Rod Steward to name a few. YouTube them and their covers. They been around since 1996 and released a Greatest album called Decade in the Sun.

17 Gorrilaz

original music, ANIMATED BAND. plus, theres only 1 person for music and one for the art.

The originality of Damon Albarn combining synth and other instruments make him a great artist. Some underrated songs of Gorillaz should be better known.

That is not how you spell Gorillaz

hi mom

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18 McFly

I have loved the band for as long as I can remember and still love them now they are the best band I have ever known of and play all their own music and they write them too also they have written books and not many bands do that. McFly may have been around for 10 years but I love them to bits and will never replace them on my top ten list of my favorite bands and they are at the top. They are so inspirational in the way they have taken part in different shows like Harry won Strictly come dancing and Dougie won I'm a celeb get me out of here. With Tom and Harry both married they show that they are not fancy posh celebs they are normal people and kind and that's why I think they are the best

I just love this band. It's not even a boys band cause they actually write all of their music and they play their own instruments! Danny, Tom, Dougie and Harry: they are all very talented! I totally agree with the other comment!

Mcfly are an inspirational band. Not only do they support many charities and promote many great causes, their music has helped thousands of young people through tough times with uplifting and quirky songs. They have gained a massive following, not only in the uk, but the world. Their journey from boys to men hasn't been easy, however the music has helped them as well as so many of their fans.

You have gotta love them. All of their albums have a bit of everybody's taste of music in I guess

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19 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

One of the best bands of the 20th century, terrific hits and still excellent music, but without Freddie Mercury, Queen seems to be resting on past glory somewhat. Muse has definitely won their crown now as top band in the 21st century! You can detect some Queen-esque influence in a few Muse hits, especially in their recent album, Second Law. Like Freddie, Matt Ballamy writes hit songs for Muse and the band perform these perfectly together live, interacting marvellously with their audiences!

Absolutely amazing, so many hits

Their songs is absolutely art..

Are you serious? They are amazing in the 21st century, too...and always...and forever.

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20 You Me at Six

You Me At Six are the most unique rock band I've come across, it's hard to even name their genre. They are a true talent and the best rock band of the 21st century!

The band is amazing, the music is amazing, their concerts are amazing. I love them so much.

You Me At Six are an awesome band! I love every one of their songs and they bring such a new and unique approach to rock/alternative & punk music. You rock YM@6!

They have been my favourite band for AGES! I love them so much! :D

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21 Keane Keane Keane are an English rock band from Battle, East Sussex, formed in 1995. The group currently comprises Tim Rice-Oxley, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and Tom Chaplin.

It's hard to find a band that puts more emotion into their songs as Keane. I honestly don't understand why they are so disliked. If you give a shot at their songs, not just the singles, I think you'll be surprised.

Keane are simply the BEST british band... Fact! Their music is incredible, their lyrics are amazing thanks to the very talented Mr Rice-Oxley and Tom's voice, well what can I say. He has the purest and the most beautiful voice ever. They so deserve to be the best British band

Keane was AND IS my all-time-favorite band! With almost every song I can match the feeling and emotion of Keane with my own even. Though I have never met them, Keane has been my favorite band for years now. It's very easy to connect with them, their music style is very captivating, and the lyrics have very deep meaning, which makes the replay button feel just as important as the pause/play button.

Keane are just superb, their songs are brilliantly written and Tom Chaplin voice is so superior to many other bands frontmen. The more you listen to their songs the more you realise how amazing they are.

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22 Snow Patrol Snow Patrol Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

There is so much meaning to their songs! Their songs are about our world issues today with and indie-like feel. I love them to death.

Half British half Irish band, however Snow Patrpol are elegible here due to the half British origins.

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23 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.

The founders of metal, they deserve to be ranked way higher! Most big metal acts like Metallica or Slayer are due to Black Sabbath.

Torn between Sabbath and Zeppelin. Two of the most influential bands of all time! 1&2

Black Sabbath below one direction? This site is hilarious.

Only lil' Wayne is better than black sabbath!

24 Florence + the Machine

HOW IS THIS BAND NOT ON THE TOP OF THIS LIST? It is the best band EVER. You have to listen to them! They are surreal.

This band developes beautiful harmonies through the song, florence sings so open hearted and strong.

When I meet Florence Welch or Isabella Summers or Chris Hayden or anyone else my life will have meaning

Heavenly voice and overal alchemy is here around floating in blue space - this is Florence and the Machine.

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25 Manic Street Preachers

Not many bands like the manics. Quite possibly the best remaining British band and don't get enough credit for consistently making amazing songs and albums. Also a fantastic live band

26 The Script The Script The Script is an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises keyboardist and lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue, guitarist and vocalist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power.

The only band that I've listened to from which I rate every single song. Every single song that this band produces is gold. Other bands, of the like of Coldplay, are class but aren't consistent like the Script. Lyrics really meaningful and brilliant music.

How can anyone forget The Script! They are the best pop music band on this planet right now in my opinion...! Anyone who has listened to a few songs of the script will surely vote for 'em!

What a band the best sound for a long time the words and music go together like sausage and mash tasty as hell easy to digest and leaves you wanting more awesome keep going

One of the best of the bests! Their Music inspired millions of people...They should be in the Top 10s, unfortunately isn't. With one of the best vocals, Danny O' Donoghue along with guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power, is best known for their fascinating world tours, and festivals.

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27 Blur Blur Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

You are the worst listeners of all! The band is very deserving in the top 5.

What the heck is blur doing at #29? Arguably among the best songwriting and live performers in the 90s. They basically defined British identity! Easily top 10 for me. alongside muse, radiohead arctic monkeys and kasabian

28 Beady Eye
29 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

I love The Wanted! Their music is great and their personalities are hilarious. Their music gets you in the mood for partying, cleaning, working out, just anything for me And they have some pretty sad/emotional songs as well And they have their mature moments

The Wanted's is just so awesome! All the songs have amazing catchy lines that will never stop you from listening to them. They seem like another bunch of normal 20 to 24 year olds but inside, they're like 4 to 6 yeear olds. They're like a 6 year old child trapped in a 20 to 25 year old's body.

The Wanted are absolutely brilliant! Funny, handsome, cool, excellent music-makers! Their music is fun to listen to, they create sad and party songs both. Very enjoyable.

I love The Wanted since I was 12. They are better than Muse, why did they got the 25th place?. Their songs are better than Muse too. Besides, they also have a cute face like a baby even though they are 20-25 years old now. If you think I'M right, vote The Wanted. Sorry for my English *. *

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30 Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year.

Love the boys unique sound and down to earth attitude.

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31 The Fratellis

I'd say these guys are the most under appreciated band of the 21st century. They're fantastic. This band should be much higher.

32 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.

I found Bastille after Pompeii played on the radio. I listened to all of their other songs and fell in love. Their music is remarkable and the lyrics are very meaningful. They are an amazing band and I think that everyone needs to listen to at least one of their songs other than Pompeii.

Oh my gosh. I love Bastille. I listened to Pompeii and thought it was incredible. So I listened to their whole album, Bad Blood, and thought it was amazing. All the songs are so meaningful. My favorites are Bad Blood, Laughter Lines, and Laura Palmer.

Bastille is just amazing. Literally all their songs are awesome and they also sound great live, which cannot be said about many singers/bands. I started to listen to them probably 4 months ago and instantly fell in love with them. Dan's voice is just incredible.

Bastille is truly my favorite band, all of their songs are so deep and really help you clear your mind, plus they sound as good live as they do on recording

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33 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

This band is great on stage. They might not have as much energy as like, Muse, but Roger Waters loves engaging with the audience and you can tell they love what they do. Plus they're great stage show, like the wall, they buildt an actual wall on stage and had a big pig floating around in the audience.

Love this band, I must have made a wrong turn to be on a website that has some of these sorry groups way ahead of groups with actual talent

First band ever using stereo and developed music to new extends in a time there was as little as Rolling Stones and Abba
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34 Spice Girls Spice Girls The Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams.
35 Bloc Party

BP has reached no.9 before any comments are left here. That means, if necessary attention is paid to this genius band, this chart will be better.

I thank there great

36 Kids In Glass Houses
37 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. V 4 Comments
38 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Number 1 singer-songwriters and number 1 three part harmony of all time (Sir. George Martin, Beatles producer). The brothers Gibb are simply UNIVERSALLY UNIQUE and reign SUPREME in all music categories.It is said that if Mozart was alive today he would listen to Bee Gees on his phone! Loved them since 1967 and always will!

One of our best singer/song writer's in the world, never, ever to be beaten by anyone, EVER!

39 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep 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, ...read more.

The best Hard Rock Band ever

40 Biffy Clyro

I love Muse, Coldplay, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys... but I also love Biffy and they deserve to be alongside those bands. They cut to the crap, producing proper heartfelt rock music. I saw them last year at Isle of Wight, headlining alongside two more of my favourite bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon, and they stole the show. They're even better live than recorded. Emotion and talent. Biffy are genius and it's sad they're this low down. Mon the Biff!

If you haven't already heard this band go on youtube and listen to every one of their songs, one of the only modern bands which display unique musical skill along with simon neils lyrical genius. This band changed my life and influences me

One of the greatest bands alive today, and their songs have deep meaning, and are written for a purpose, the most underrated band out, why isn't this at number 1?! The boys deserve more recognition

Absolutely one helluva band that inexplicably flys under the media radar. They've crafted their own unique sound that definitely deserves higher praise.

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41 Catfish 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!

Should definitely be closer to the top... how is 1d or AM before these guys

Cocoon is one of the best song of this decade so far

Their new album the ride is awesome

42 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.

What?! 1D ranked #18 and Little Mix #36?! Little Mix should be on top ten! Come on guys they are awesome! - xXImMyOwnHeroXx

I am surprised this wasn't already on the list!

Love these girls! Why aren't they at the top?

Id rather shave my head clean off (I have a lot of hair) than listen to this 'band'. They aren't even artists that's like calling a public bathroom a Da Vinci piece. In the words of Hank Hill 'This is just a bunch of bathroom noises.'

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43 The 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.

44 Madness

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

45 The 1975 The 1975

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

Amazing unique sound, different voices, great talent.

I absolutely love this band!

Sound british

46 Busted Busted Busted are an English pop rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson.

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!

Because matt willis is just amazing

Definitely in my top 3 favourite bands ever.

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47 JLS JLS

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

Shame they broke up

48 The Saturdays The Saturdays The 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.

BEST BAND EVER OTHER THAN THE WANTED AND 1D LISTEN TOM NOTORIOUS

49 Union J Union J Union 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.
Yours,
A proud J-Cat
Ps thanks for reading

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50 Rixton

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

Don't forget rixton😱☺ this band is the best, you will love their songs
As soon as you check them out 😋😺

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