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English Alternative Rock Bands List

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Updated June 14, 2019 53.1k views 492 items

List of English alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from England are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great English music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in England. If you think the best English alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Adele and Coldplay are included in this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from England?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Oasis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Blur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Florence and the Machine... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Hot Chip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
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Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List