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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.(101 items)
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290 406
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, Definitely Maybe, Don’t Believe the Truth

2
223 306
Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Blur 13, Parklife, Blur

3
164 261
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Pulp Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers

4
137 257
The Verve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
vikingslad28 added The Verve Urban Hymns, A Northern Soul, Bitter Sweet Symphony

5
136 267
Suede is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Suede Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Sci-fi Lullabies

6
103 247
The Stone Roses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Stone Roses The Stone Roses, Second Coming, Fools Gold

7
3 10
Feeder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Feeder Pushing the Senses, Echo Park, Polythene

8
8 25
Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bush Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of Things

9
88 254
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Supergrass In It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass

10
11 38
The Kooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Kooks Inside In/Inside Out, Stormy Weather, Inside In/Inside Out Acoustic

11
6 25
Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bloc Party A Weekend in the City, Silent Alarm, Intimacy

12
50 166
Manic Street Preachers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Manic Street Preachers Lifeblood, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go

13
5 23
Texas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Texas Ricks Road, Southside, Mothers Heaven

14
8 34
Keane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Keane Hopes and Fears, Perfect Symmetry, Under the Iron Sea

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15
5 24
Ned's Atomic Dustbin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ned's Atomic Dustbin Are You Normal?, God Fodder, Shoot The Neds!

16
9 39
Mansun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern, Six, Little Kix

17
8 36
Lush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Lush Single Girl, Ladykillers, Lovelife

18
8 36
Ride is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ride Nowhere, Brixton Academy (27/03/92), Carnival of Light

19
6 29
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added PJ Harvey Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

20
10 45
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, Bummed, Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)

21
4 22
Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Skunk Anansie Paranoid & Sunburnt, Stoosh, You'll Follow Me Down

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22
99 342
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Noel Gallagher The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals

23
30 121
The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added The Charlatans Who We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland

24
5 27
EMF is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added EMF Epsom Mad Funkers: The Best of EMF, Schubert Dip, Stigma

25
4 23
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Tindersticks Curtains, Tindersticks [II], Tindersticks

26
4 23
Jesus Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Jesus Jones Perverse, Doubt, Liquidizer

27
22 92
Noel Gallagher's High Flying B... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
rtsew added Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds iTunes Festival: London 2012, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Death of You and Me

28
7 36
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Let It Come Down, Songs in A&E

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5 28
Saint Etienne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Saint Etienne Sound of Water, I Was Born on Christmas Day: Xmas '93, Xmas '98

30
8 40
The Beautiful South is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Beautiful South Soup, Choke, Welcome to the Beautiful South

31
2 15
Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Maximo Park A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures, The National Health

32
4 24
The House of Love is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The House of Love

33
7 40
The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy, Stoned & Dethroned, Hate Rock 'n' Roll

34
34 149
The Bluetones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Bluetones Return to the Last Chance Saloon, Expecting to Fly, Science & Nature

35
60 250
James is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
James Seven, Wah Wah, Laid

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4 27
Republica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Republica Drop Dead Gorgeous, Speed Ballads, Republica

37
4 27
Catherine Wheel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Catherine Wheel Happy Days, Ferment, Adam and Eve

38
4 27
The Good, the Bad & the Queen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Good, the Bad & the Queen The Good, the Bad & the Queen, iTunes Live from SoHo

39
58 245
Travis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Travis The Man Who, The Invisible Band, 12 Memories

40
35 156
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Shed Seven A Maximum High, Change Giver, Let It Ride

41
31 142
Snow Patrol is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Snow Patrol Eyes Open, Final Straw, Live and Acoustic at Park Ave.

42
57 247
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Stereophonics You Gotta Go There to Come Back, Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform

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43 191
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals, One From the Modern, Marchin' Already

44
31 146
Cast is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Cast The Complete BBC Sessions, Mother Nature Calls, All Change

45
5 33
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

46
3 23
Curve is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Curve Cuckoo, Gift, Open Day at the Hate Fest

47
3 23
Mercury Rev is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs, All Is Dream, The Secret Migration

48
57 249
Elastica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Elastica Elastica, The Radio One Sessions, 6 Track EP

49
26 126
The Divine Comedy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Divine Comedy Absent Friends, Regeneration, Liberation

50
36 171
The La's is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
ElijahKaganer added The La's The La's (Deluxe Edition), BBC In Session, Breakloose: Lost La's 1984-1986