Top 10 Best English Bands
The Contenders: Page 2
21 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
22 The Vamps
The Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.
According to me, THE VAMPS is the number 1 Band. The way their songs are written and composed, they're totally different. So very Shocking to see their ranking! Their songs have the ability to get people into it and the composition and voice so touching.
Love these guys
The vamps is the best band in the world
Blur and the Gorillaz are better than the Vamps - Santi12
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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.
Damon Albarn is a genius in Gorillaz, as well as in his solo projects and blur
I love Gorillaz is amazing! Blur is good But Gorillaz is the best - Santi12
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24 Sex Pistols
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.
If people knew Punk Rock...
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.
Brit-Pop stars, from the Psychedelic sound of UK No1 hit 'Country House' to Hard Rock 'Song 2' and the mellow, beautiful 2012 single 'Under The Westway'.
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.
Keane has some of the best lyrics and catchy tunes. While some bands provide me with just a few songs to listen to, there are easily ten or more that I can think of for Keane.
Keane is incredible. Deep lyrics and magical voices.
Tom Chaplin has a unique and stable voice!
27 Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon are 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.
They are one of the best metal bands of the 2000s
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DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound. V 1 Comment
29 The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. V 1 Comment
30 Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke. V 2 Comments
31 The Stone Roses
The band that changes a generation. Not many can say that
32 Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
Amazing band! They have the best songs and perhaps the best guitarist in history! This has to be in the top ten! A truly remarkable band. Not enough credit goes to them.
Such an underrated band. They have great songs, and Mark Knopfler is an absolute genius when it comes to playing the guitar and composing.
33 David Bowie ** Not a band
David Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more. V 1 Comment
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
35 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
Underrated in Britain, top number in Europe. Byrons voice is mesmerizing
36 The Jam
An inspirational band! The only band to have ever had so many songs in the charts in a week. Absolutely amazing band! Have to be in the top ten to be honest. Come on!
Their song prove how British they are therefore I think they get a spot in the top 10 - pennylagwaberurier
The greatest British band ever,fire and skill
33 place too low - the public gets what the public wants.
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37 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.
I love Mumford and Sons. What I don't understand is why they are 32! They are way better than a 32!
38 Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
Come On! How could these guys no be on the list?! Some of the greatest rockers of the 80's!
Best band in the world. The Beatles r great, but definitely leppard kicks ass
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39 The 1975
They need to be in that list, they're definitely the best band of this year.
Best band ever, why not?
40 Joy Division
Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.
Easily top 10!
Tony Wilson always thought Joy Divsion and New Order as the same band.
If you listen to that catalogue of work then it's obvious this lot should be much higher in the list.