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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324 425
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
249 323
Blur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
13, Parklife, Blur

3
187 275
Pulp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers

4
156 270
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
157 278
Suede is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Dog Man Star, Coming Up, Sci-fi Lullabies

6
11 8
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
121 255
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
5 10
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
103 257
Supergrass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
In It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass

10
19 49
Happy Mondays is listed (or ranked) 10 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)

11
1 6
The Seminals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added

12
63 168
Manic Street Preachers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Lifeblood, The Holy Bible, Everything Must Go

13
5 19
Feeder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
RogerBirds added Pushing the Senses, Echo Park, Polythene

14
41 124
The Charlatans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
bigcraig added Who We Touch, Between 10th and 11th, Wonderland

15
5 20
Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures, The National Health

16
8 29
Tindersticks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Curtains, Tindersticks [II], Tindersticks

17
11 38
Bush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of Things

18
9 33
Bloc Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added A Weekend in the City, Silent Alarm, Intimacy

19
9 33
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

20
10 36
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

21
1 8
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Appetite for Destruction, G N' R Lies, Use Your Illusion I

22
1 8
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Owen Egan added Slippery When Wet, New Jersey, Cross Road

23
27 96
Noel Gallagher's High Flying B... is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
6 27
Texas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Ricks Road, Southside, Mothers Heaven

25
7 31
EMF is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Epsom Mad Funkers: The Best of EMF, Schubert Dip, Stigma

26
9 39
Lush is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Single Girl, Ladykillers, Lovelife

27
6 29
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
5 26
Jesus Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Perverse, Doubt, Liquidizer

29
102 344
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals

30
6 30
Republica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Drop Dead Gorgeous, Speed Ballads, Republica

31
5 27
The House of Love is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added

32
6 32
Saint Etienne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Sound of Water, I Was Born on Christmas Day: Xmas '93, Xmas '98

33
8 40
Spiritualized is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
38 151
The Bluetones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Return to the Last Chance Saloon, Expecting to Fly, Science & Nature

35
40 158
Shed Seven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
A Maximum High, Change Giver, Let It Ride

36
5 29
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added The Black and White Album, Tyrannosaurus Hives, Lex Hives

37
49 193
Ocean Colour Scene is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Moseley Shoals, One From the Modern, Marchin' Already

38
65 248
Travis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Man Who, The Invisible Band, 12 Memories

39
42 172
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
Stereophonics is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
You Gotta Go There to Come Back, Performance and Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform

41
36 148
Sleeper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The It Girl, Smart, Pleased To Meet You

42
65 252
James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Seven, Wah Wah, Laid

43
3 21
Kent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Vapen & Ammunition, Röd, Kent

44
35 148
Cast is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
The Complete BBC Sessions, Mother Nature Calls, All Change

45
4 26
Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Paranoid & Sunburnt, Stoosh, You'll Follow Me Down

46
26 117
Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
darren-bell added Paper Scissors Stone, Way Beyond Blue, International Velvet

47
29 127
The Divine Comedy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Absent Friends, Regeneration, Liberation

48
5 31
Bastille is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
Mike Williams Mendes added Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed

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

50
48 199
Ash is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Britpop Bands
1977, Nu-Clear Sounds, A Life Less Ordinary