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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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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    Rock music, Anarcho-punk, Punk rock

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    Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock

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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    Punk rock, Post-punk

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop

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    Rock music, Soul rock, Glam rock

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    Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    added by Coolza New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock

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    added by Coolza Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    British Invasion, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

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    added by Coolza Indie pop, Pop music, Garage rock

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    added by Coolza Rock music, New wave of new wave, Britpop

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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    The Faces

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    added by Klekihpetra Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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    added by Coolza New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

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    added by Coolza Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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    added by Coolza Echobelly Pop music, Britpop, Alternative rock

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    added by Coolza Jangle pop, Indie pop, Shoegazing

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    added by Klekihpetra Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    added by Coolza Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by Klekihpetra Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Raga rock, Progressive rock

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    added by Coolza Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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    added by Coolza New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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