Bands/Musicians The Best Britpop Bands  

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At the beginning of the 1990s, Britpop started to dominate the airwaves not only in the UK, but globally as well. At the time though, the British music scene was in flux. Electronic music and indie rock were becoming popular. But, Brit pop, which took elements of guitar rock and pop music to create a new genre of rock. Britpop became a British movement where many working class bands and was a reaction of what was going on in the UK and against grunge music. Britpop brought British alternative rock into the mainstream, and brought several British pop bands into the mainstream.

So, who are considered the best Britpop bands? No Britpop bands list would be complete without Oasis and Blur at or near the top of this poll. Both of these bands are considered the top Britpop bands. Other popular Britpop bands, like Suede, Pulp and James are on here. All Britpop bands should be on this list. Even today, years after the movement ended, Britpop artists continue to put out stellar music, either as a solo artist or with their original band. No matter how you see it, Britpop was a dominant force that put British rock music back on the scene.

That said, it's hard to determine what is the best Britpop band. It's not an easy question to answer, but it's up to you to determine who is considered the greatest Britpop band. This list answers the questions "who are the best Britpop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Britpop 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 britpop bands that you might've heard of. This Britpop bands list will determine which Britpop musician should be considered the best of all time.(97 items)
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310 412
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Definitely Maybe, Don’t Believe the Truth

2
239 313
Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
13, Parklife, Blur

3
178 266
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers

4
148 261
The Verve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
vikingslad28 added Urban Hymns, A Northern Soul, Bitter Sweet Symphony

5
148 270
Suede is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Sci-fi Lullabies

6
113 248
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Fools Gold

7
4 2
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

8
3 3
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged in New York

9
1 1
The Seminals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added

10
1 4
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Appetite for Destruction, G N' R Lies, Use Your Illusion I

11
1 4
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road

12
98 256
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
In It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass

13
16 46
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, Bummed, Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

14
5 17
Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures, The National Health

15
11 33
Bush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of Things

16
60 166
Manic Street Preachers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Lifeblood, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go

17
9 30
Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added A Weekend in the City, Silent Alarm, Intimacy

18
4 16
Feeder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Pushing the Senses, Echo Park, Polythene

19
7 27
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Curtains, Tindersticks [II], Tindersticks

20
37 122
The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Who We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland

21
0 4
Toto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Toto IV, Legend: The Best of Toto, Turn Back

22
6 25
Texas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ricks Road, Southside, Mothers Heaven

23
8 32
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

24
27 95
Noel Gallagher's High Flying B... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
rtsew added iTunes Festival: London 2012, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Death of You and Me

25
9 38
Lush is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Single Girl, Ladykillers, Lovelife

26
8 35
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

27
5 25
Jesus Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Perverse, Doubt, Liquidizer

28
102 343
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals

29
5 26
The House of Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added

30
6 30
EMF is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Epsom Mad Funkers: The Best of EMF, Schubert Dip, Stigma

31
6 31
Saint Etienne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Sound of Water, I Was Born on Christmas Day: Xmas '93, Xmas '98

32
8 39
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Let It Come Down, Songs in A&E

33
5 29
Ned's Atomic Dustbin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Are You Normal?, God Fodder, Shoot The Neds!

34
5 29
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Black and White Album, Tyrannosaurus Hives, Lex Hives

35
39 158
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
A Maximum High, Change Giver, Let It Ride

36
37 151
The Bluetones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Return to the Last Chance Saloon, Expecting to Fly, Science & Nature

37
65 251
James is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Seven, Wah Wah, Laid

38
35 147
Cast is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Complete BBC Sessions, Mother Nature Calls, All Change

39
41 171
The La's is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
ElijahKaganer added The La's (Deluxe Edition), BBC In Session, Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986

40
63 247
Travis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Man Who, The Invisible Band, 12 Memories

41
62 247
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
You Gotta Go There to Come Back, Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform

42
5 30
Bastille is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed

43
5 30
Republica is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Drop Dead Gorgeous, Speed Ballads, Republica

44
3 21
Kent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Vapen & Ammunition, Röd, Kent

45
47 193
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Moseley Shoals, One From the Modern, Marchin' Already

46
35 148
Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The It Girl, Smart, Pleased To Meet You

47
4 26
Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Paranoid & Sunburnt, Stoosh, You'll Follow Me Down

48
33 143
Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Eyes Open, Final Straw, Live and Acoustic at Park Ave.

49
36 155
Echobelly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
People Are Expensive, On, Lustra

50
25 117
Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
darren-bell added Paper Scissors Stone, Way Beyond Blue, International Velvet