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.(95 items)
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333 430
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
256 326
Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
13, Parklife, Blur

3
193 280
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers

4
162 274
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
162 280
Suede is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Sci-fi Lullabies

6
17 11
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Abbey Road, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

7
126 258
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Fools Gold

8
7 14
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
21 51
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 9 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)

10
105 257
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
In It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass

11
65 169
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
44 124
The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Who We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland

13
10 34
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

14
11 37
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

15
8 30
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Curtains, Tindersticks [II], Tindersticks

16
5 21
Feeder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Pushing the Senses, Echo Park, Polythene

17
9 34
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
5 22
Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures, The National Health

19
29 98
Noel Gallagher's High Flying B... is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
8 32
Saint Etienne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Sound of Water, I Was Born on Christmas Day: Xmas '93, Xmas '98

21
7 30
Republica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Drop Dead Gorgeous, Speed Ballads, Republica

22
6 27
Jesus Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Perverse, Doubt, Liquidizer

23
6 28
Texas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ricks Road, Southside, Mothers Heaven

24
1 9
The Seminals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added

25
102 346
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals

26
7 34
EMF is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Epsom Mad Funkers: The Best of EMF, Schubert Dip, Stigma

27
6 31
Ned's Atomic Dustbin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Are You Normal?, God Fodder, Shoot The Neds!

28
40 152
The Bluetones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Return to the Last Chance Saloon, Expecting to Fly, Science & Nature

29
5 28
Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Paranoid & Sunburnt, Stoosh, You'll Follow Me Down

30
68 250
Travis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Man Who, The Invisible Band, 12 Memories

31
41 159
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
A Maximum High, Change Giver, Let It Ride

32
8 41
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
43 173
The La's is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
ElijahKaganer added The La's (Deluxe Edition), BBC In Session, Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986

34
5 29
The House of Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added

35
64 247
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
You Gotta Go There to Come Back, Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform

36
49 193
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Moseley Shoals, One From the Modern, Marchin' Already

37
4 25
Mercury Rev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Deserter's Songs, All Is Dream, The Secret Migration

38
4 25
Curve is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Cuckoo, Gift, Open Day at the Hate Fest

39
27 117
Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
darren-bell added Paper Scissors Stone, Way Beyond Blue, International Velvet

40
1 11
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Appetite for Destruction, G N' R Lies, Use Your Illusion I

41
1 11
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road

42
36 148
Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The It Girl, Smart, Pleased To Meet You

43
65 252
James is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Seven, Wah Wah, Laid

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
35 148
Cast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Complete BBC Sessions, Mother Nature Calls, All Change

46
37 155
Echobelly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
People Are Expensive, On, Lustra

47
34 145
Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Eyes Open, Final Straw, Live and Acoustic at Park Ave.

48
29 127
The Divine Comedy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Absent Friends, Regeneration, Liberation

49
5 31
Bastille is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed

50
5 31
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Black and White Album, Tyrannosaurus Hives, Lex Hives