Bands/Musicians English Alternative Rock Bands List

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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
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
2
Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
3
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
4
PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica
5
Oasis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Britpop, Alternative rock
6
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
7
Mumford & Sons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop music, Folk rock, Pop rock
8
Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
9
Duran Duran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
10
Blur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music
11
The Smiths is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Alternative rock
12
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica
13
Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Ska, Rock music
14
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music
15
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
16
Bush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
17
Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
18
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop
19
Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
20
Lily Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, 2 Tone
21
Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music
22
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
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Hot Chip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, Neo soul
25
Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Alternative Rock Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Rock music