Bands formed in England that are pretty overrated. I'm not saying that any of these bands are bad but they do get too much attention. I'll be excluding American bands and solo British solo artists.
1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
This content of this list is false. - higgsboson2142
They get a lot of attention because they are they best! Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time. Should he not get a lot of attention. - westofohio
Sales don't lie! How can a band be overrated selling billions of records worldwide? - westofohio
Getting tired of hearing about how they're the pinnacle of psychedelic rock. While they were prominent artists, there was much better 1960s psychedelic bands back at home and in the States. - Swellow
I like Beatles but maybe their are overrated! - Sugarcubecorner
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2 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.
Think you're a true fan? Name one song other than stairway to heaven. - Not_A_Weeaboo
My favorites are Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Rock And Roll, & Kashmir - westofohio
Has boring and unappealing songs.They also plagerized some songs.Also I am LitSavage I like DarkBoiX more-DarkBoi-X
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).
Can't say I agree since these guys are one of my favorite bands, but I know not everyone will see them as great as I do. Self-aware bias on my part - cjWriter1997
Nah, they're simply an amazing band. Almost every song I've heard from theirs is a solid 10/10 or higher. - DCfnaf
Just really tired of hearing about them. - PositronWildhawk
Creep is one of my favorite songs of all time - westofohio
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.
A more accurate name for this band would be Radiohead Lite. They're like Radiohead only with extremely poppy lyrics which are hard to listen to. Almost all of their songs are rip-offs. And to add insult to injury, they collaborate with mainstream pop artists, a lot. Such as, The Chainsmokers, Rihanna, Big Sean, etc. These guys just have no dignity. - RogerWatersfan1999
5 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
My favorites are Paint It Black, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday & Angie - westofohio
There is no appeal for Paramore, that's why.
Never got the appeal for Paramore.
Who doesn't like the stones?
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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
I like them! - Userguy44
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.
The one issue I have with Queen is that I don't enjoy many of their albums. There are many songs on the albums which I find to be great, but there is also an unfortunate amount of filler in most of the - kempokid
Only like 2 songs by them - westofohio
Quite overrated! - Sugarcubecorner
8 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.
9 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
My favorites are Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley, I Can See For Miles, Who Are You, My Generation & Run Run Run - westofohio
10 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
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.
Don't think I like one song by them - westofohio
12 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.
Some of the worst 80s music on the planet is from this band. - RogerWatersfan1999
13 Bay City Rollers
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity peaked in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'biggest group since the Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper ...read more.
Never heard the song Saturday Night - westofohio
Never heard of them? That's surprising. In the 1970's, they were the source of "Rollermania" in the UK and elsewhere. They were popular with teenage girls, had chart-toppers and their own T.V. series. - Crwth
14 The Verve
The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.
Too me kind of one hit wonders with Bittersweet Symphony - westofohio
15 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.
How about irrelevancy compared to the rest of the bands on this list. - htoutlaws2012
Don't think I know one song by them - westofohio
Bunch of 'Knobs' they all are.
16 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.
Hogs up too much attention. Sure they were a big influence for Heavy Metal, but so were Deep Purple and Scorpions yet those two get snuffed way too often. And if you ask me, Sabbath's music just seems boring and Ozzy Osbourne isn't even that good of a singer for me. Honestly, Ronnie James Dio is a far better vocalist and deserves more outside the Metal Community. - CrimsonShark
How can you not like paranoid?
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.
Never heard of them - westofohio
18 The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
19 The Smiths
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
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21 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.
My favorites are Wish You Where Here, Comfortably Numb, Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, Money & Hey You - westofohio