Best Britpop Bands
Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Suede, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, the Bluetones, the Boo Radleys, Elastica, Ash, the Verve and Kula Shaker are awesome and made British music cool again after the demise of Madchester and fended off the grunge movement from topping the UK charts as well. It's a shame that Oasis, Blur and the Verve are the only known Britpop bands in the US though. I love Britpop.
Oasis are legendary. They have so many wonderful songs and 2 of the most important albums of the 90s. They completely changed my perspective of music. Noel Gallagher is such an amazing songwriter and definitely one of the best ofor the 90s. Liam has such a cool voice too. Noel has a great voice too, he sings some of my favourite tunes. Just a wonderful band.
My favourite oasis one is Half the World Away. Oasis is probably the band I am most likely to go to when I'm upset or really in any mood, they cheer me up. Great band, many hits and their albums are always still in the charts, shows how awesome they still are. Much better than Blur.
Much better than Oasis. I hope Oasis will never reunite and hope that all of the band members would stop making music. Also, I hope that Blur gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and not Oasis because Blur always wrote amazing and catchy songs, while Oasis kept pumping out lame songs that always sounded the same, making Oasis the Britpop Nickelback. So long story short, Blur is better than Oasis and will always be that way.
This list is terrible. Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, and the Smiths are not Britpop. For starters, the first four bands mentioned came too late, while the last one is an influence on the scene. Manic Street Preachers and Radiohead did at one point in their careers became Britpop acts, but for basically one album only. Bands such as the Bluetones, Elastica, and Supergrass are Britpop, not Arctic Monkeys or Coldplay. Got it?
Oasis and Blur are great, but derivative. Oasis is basically a Beatles imitation band, albeit a very good one, and Blur are trying to imitate the Kinks. Pulp were the only one of the three who did something genuinely original. It didn't always work but they deserve credit for it.
Well, for starters, they're actually Britpop, unlike Coldplay. Such a fun band, however, can do serious stuff amazingly as well. Jarvis Cocker is a fantastic frontman, and he brings his own amazing style of charisma to the band.
If you think Oasis have good lyrics, check out songs like I Spy (as far as I can tell, about a man stuck in the depths of the working class trying to 'rescue' a past friend or lover from the 'sickness' of the upper class - best line: 'I will take you from this sickness, dinner parties and champagne. I'll hold your body and make it sing again')
Suede's first three albums are the most perfect expression of a band that any group has ever achieved, they are relentless, neo-glam masterpieces, each distinct from the other, and Suede is the band from this list that I find myself revisiting most often...
I've heard all of Britpop bands on top 10 and I have to say that no Britpop band can be better than Suede. Suede is way so underrated.
Most of the bands in the top 10 aren't even Britpop. Suede are better than basically all of this list.
How is Radiohead britpop? Kid A is like the polar opposite of Britpop.
Radiohead hates britpop, why are they on this list?
Ok I love radiohead, but they aren't Britpop in fact I'm sure they would hate you forever if you call them a Britpop band
The Verve are in a league of their own. Simple song construction, haunting arrangements, deeply personal lyrics are at the front of what Richard Ashcroft does. Like Oasis, I don't feel the "Britishness" of their music as strongly as I do bands like Blur, but that's not an insult. It means they write timeless, amazing music. This is the band that breaks my heart. Ashcroft is amazing, but I think he never got back to his Northern Soul and Urban Hymns form. The Verve were a band that was more than the sum of its parts. I wish Ashcroft and McCabe had made more records together, though some of their output was inconsistent at times.
In my humble opinion, these guys take the cake when it comes to Britpop. They have released some beautiful ballads throughout their discography. Try giving these songs a listen: On Your Own, History, Sonnet, Space and Time, Lucky Man, One Day, Sit and Wonder, Valium Skies and Appalachian Springs. It's too bad they quit after their last album Forth. That is my favorite work they've done to date and I'm sure they would've gone so much farther if they continued.
How are Coldplay at number 3? Coldplay are awful (and not even britpop)! They don't deserve to be on this list AT ALL, especially not at number 3!
Any music by coldplay have a different meaning, and this make me think... How did they change the stile of music music by music?
Some is more eletronical
Or with solos than fix in your head... Anyway Coldplay is the best Britanic Band ever =D
Just because you're a British Pop band doesn't make you Britpop.
I love this band! They deserved to be popular as they should have been.
Drummer Danny Goffey is very fit and Gaz Coombes is so cute! I got their autographs a long time ago.
Easily top three on this list. Songs sounding better with time. Best Album - In It For the Money.
Agree, in the top five, for Sun Hits The Sky if nothing else.
Snow Patrol light up as if they have the choice which make them light up by being a successful band!
I LOVE Kaiser Chiefs. However, they are not Britpop. They are British, yes, but they came too late to be considered Britpop.
Best band of our today, it's a fact. Who built the moon? Is a masterpiece, a work of art, it's brilliant, Noel can't do anything wrong, he's the greatest songwriter from the last 20 years and he just keeps getting better, he truly is a godlike genius
Best of the best in my mind.
The stone roses are a million times better than franz Ferdinand
It's not fair that Oasis is at the top and Noel is at the bottom when clearly Liam should be at the very bottom.
Lots of great bands but I'll jump on board with Placebo. Just think they've got that bit of extra class. In order the rest I'd go Keane, Radiohead, Cold Play, Blur, Monkeys, Manic Street, Snow Patrol, Pulp, Kasbian, Verve, Suede. Also bands like Doves, Editors, Kloot, Kooks, Death Cab (not sure if they're all British though)
Why am are written here twice?
They aren't britpop.
While late to the Britpop game, Keane is just a maddeningly brilliant band. Perfect Symmetry, Everybody's Changing, Bend and Break are some of the most magnificent songs to my ears.
I love this band to bits as well as many others like oasis, blur and supergrass! Tom has an amazing voice and a total greater of god!
This is the last time I have written about this review.
Nothing short of perfect! Somewhere only we know, nothing in my way, everybody's changing... One better that other :P
I think Travis is absolutely amazing. Driftwood (and the whole The Man Who album) is beautiful, sad and haunting. A little late to Britpop, but definitely strongly influenced by it.
Second best britpop band behind Oasis, The Verve in third.