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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.(115 items)
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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Oasis Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

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2
159 241
Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Blur Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music

3
125 193
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Pulp Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

4
112 194
Suede is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Suede Britpop, Alternative rock, Glam rock

5
107 192
The Verve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
vikingslad28 added The Verve Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music

6
75 188
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Supergrass Britpop, Alternative rock

7
64 190
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses Jangle pop, Indie pop, Blues-rock

8
375 1,047
The Arcana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Arcana Baroque pop/rock

9
52 192
James is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
James Indie pop, New Wave, Madchester

10
51 192
Elastica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Elastica Rock music, New wave of new wave, Britpop

11
51 193
Travis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Travis Rock music, Britpop, Baroque pop

12
75 277
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Noel Gallagher Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

13
49 192
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Stereophonics Indie pop, Rock music, Post-Britpop

14
41 191
Kula Shaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Kula Shaker Raga rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop

15
7 42
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Paul Weller Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music

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31 154
Beady Eye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Beady Eye Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

17
36 175
Super Furry Animals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Super Furry Animals Experimental rock, Post-Britpop, Neo-psychedelia

18
25 129
Cast is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Cast Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

19
27 135
Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Sleeper Britpop, Indie rock

20
3 23
Mansun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Mansun Neo-progressive rock, New Prog, Britpop

21
3 23
Lush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Lush Shoegazing, Dream pop, Britpop

22
3 23
Bastille is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bastille Synthpop, Alternative rock

23
3 23
Big Audio Dynamite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Big Audio Dynamite

24
3 23
Kenickie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Kenickie Dream pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

25
3 23
The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Horrors Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk

26
3 23
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Spiritualized Shoegazing, Rock music, Garage rock

27
3 23
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Mumford & Sons Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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3 23
Spacehog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Spacehog Space rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

29
3 23
Republica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Republica Dance-punk, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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3 23
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

31
3 23
Placebo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Placebo Synthpop, Gothic rock, Rock music

32
28 139
Echobelly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Echobelly Pop music, Britpop, Alternative rock

33
23 118
Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Snow Patrol Post-Britpop, Folk rock, Power pop

34
26 131
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Shed Seven Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

35
35 172
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Ocean Colour Scene Blues-rock, Madchester, Britpop

36
6 38
Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Kasabian Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music

37
27 138
Manic Street Preachers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Manic Street Preachers Rock music, Pop rock, Britpop

38
25 127
Gene is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Gene Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

39
38 181
Ash is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Ash Pop punk, Rock music, Grunge

40
24 123
Dodgy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Dodgy Pop music, Rock music, Power pop

41
28 140
The Bluetones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Bluetones Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

42
28 149
The La's is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
ElijahKaganer added The La's Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock

43
23 119
The Boo Radleys is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Boo Radleys Shoegazing, Dream pop, Britpop

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44
27 128
Jarvis Cocker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Jarvis Cocker Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock

45
20 111
The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Charlatans Madchester, Folk rock, Britpop

46
2 18
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Tindersticks Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

47
2 18
Swervedriver is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Swervedriver Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock

48
2 18
The Rapture is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Rapture

49
2 18
Editors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Editors Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative rock

50
2 18
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Hives Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock