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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.(72 items)
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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
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Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
13, Parklife, Blur
3
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Pulp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers
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The Verve is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
vikingslad28 added Urban Hymns, A Northern Soul, Bitter Sweet Symphony
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The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Fools Gold
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Suede is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Sci-fi Lullabies
8
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 8 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)
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The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Who We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland
10
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
In It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass
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Manic Street Preachers ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Lifeblood, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go
12
The La's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
ElijahKaganer added The La's (Deluxe Edition), BBC In Session, Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986
13
Noel Gallagher's High Fl... is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
You Gotta Go There to Come Back, Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform
15
Elastica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Elastica, The Radio One Sessions, 6 Track EP
16
Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
darren-bell added Paper Scissors Stone, Way Beyond Blue, International Velvet
17
James is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Seven, Wah Wah, Laid
18
Space is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
mick-greer added Neighbourhood, Love You More than Football, The Ballad of Tom Jones
19
Travis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Man Who, The Invisible Band, 12 Memories
20
Cast is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Complete BBC Sessions, Mother Nature Calls, All Change
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Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals
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Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Moseley Shoals, One From the Modern, Marchin' Already
23
Gomez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
richard.e.pearson added Liquid Skin, How We Operate, Whatever's on Your Mind
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Keane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
dumdood added Hopes and Fears, Perfect Symmetry, Under the Iron Sea
25
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
A Maximum High, Change Giver, Let It Ride