The Best British Rock Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians
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The Best British Rock Bands/Artists

List Criteria: Only rock musicians who are originally from/formed their band/started their careers in the UK.

British rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good british rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top british rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. British rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all british rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest british rock bands of all time, since the most famous british rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best british rock music.

You can click on the british rock band names to see more information about that particular notable british rock group. If they're near the top of the best british rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top british rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the british rock band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of items in it, like Travis and Tony McCarroll. Rank the best ones to see them rise to the top. Which of these items belongs at the top of the list? Frank Fenter? 3 Colours Red?

All important, significant and iconic names in british rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new british rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of british rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into british rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good british rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent british rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best british rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest british rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular british rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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