Music: Name Your Top Six Bands from Great Britain

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  1. kihei

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    Keep in mind that Great Britain consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. So all are fair game.
     
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    1. The Beatles
    2. Joy Division
    3. Public Image Ltd.
    4. Pink Floyd
    5. Soft Machine
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    6. Talk Talk
    7. My Bloody Valentine
    8. Gang of Four
    9. Cocteau Twins
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    10. The Kinks
    11. The Clash
    12. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    13. The Sex Pistols
    14. Radiohead
    15. The Who
    16. The Fall
    17. Led Zeppelin
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    18. Wire
    19. The Rolling Stones
     
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    Jethro Tull
    Pink Floyd
    Dire Straits
    The Clash
    The Beatles
    The Who
    Simple Minds (token Scottish band)
     
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    Black Sabbath
    Pink Floyd
    Judas Priest
    The Who
    Deep purple
    Iron Maiden
    Led Zeppelin
    Thin Lizzy
    Motorhead
    Venom
     
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    Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, Arctic Monkeys, The Police
     
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    Stones
    Zep
    Floyd
    Clash
    Bowie
     
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    Zeppelin
    Beatles
    Cream
    Sabbath
    Yardbirds

    Honourable mentions- Floyd, Queen, Purple, Stones, Oasis
     
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    Motörhead
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    Oasis
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    Sabbath
     
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    Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain
     
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    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    The Clash
    Led Zeppelin
    Talk Talk
    The Kinks

    HM: The Rolling Stones; The Who; Roxy Music; Pink Floyd; My Bloody Valentine; Oasis; Genesis; Teenage Fanclub (token Scottish band)
     
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    Yeah, Great Britain is the name of the island, so Northern Ireland wouldn't count
     
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    The Beatles
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    Cream
    Queen
    Black Sabbath
    Radiohead

    Yeah, I know, that's 7. Talk to my lawyer
     
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    1) Pink Floyd
    2) Fairport Convention
    3) Marillion
    4) Led Zeppelin
    5) Queen/Cream
     
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    1. The Beatles
    2. My Bloody Valentine
    3. Pink Floyd
    4. Radiohead
    5. Led Zeppelin

    HM: The Zombies

    3 of Bowie, Brian Eno, Autechre, and Aphex Twin would be on my list if they were considered bands.
     
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    Correct answers...

    - The Cult
    - The Police
    - Threshold
    - Duran Duran
    - Peter Gabriel
    - ELO
    - Led Zeppelin
     
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    I listen to almost nothing but British rock, though more modern stuff. Also I go based on album consistency over career so not gonna rank a band as one of the best if they lack multiple good albums and a decent discography (eg: Joy Division or Talk Talk who only made 2 good albums at the end of their career).

    I'll go with this:

    1. Radiohead
    2. Keane
    3. Idlewild
    4. XTC
    5. Blur
    6. Arctic Monkeys
    7. Echo & The Bunnymen
    8. Porcupine Tree
    9. Cocteau Twins
    Tied for 10. The Sundays/Puressence
     
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    No order.

    Eno and friends ( :p: ) - He deserves genius status
    Joy Division
    Cocteau Twins
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Cure

    Thought of Talk Talk but find their early work weak.
    Thought of The Beatles but McCartney as a performer is the plague.

    I like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd but they're certainly not favorites.
    I strongly dislike The Rolling Stones outside of the odd songs. Paint it, Black is the only one I listen to with any consistence.
    New Order deserves an honorable mention.
     
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    :laugh: Google is your friend. Yes, it is.
     
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    :laugh: Wrong. Great Britain is the name of a union that included the US at one time. Google is your friend.
     
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    These top Canadian or American or British bands posts really show the age of this board lol.
     
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    More than one generation has had significant portions eventually turn toward the “classics”. People who think the Beatles for example were the best range from 8o+ years old to 10 years old.
     
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    The Beatles
    Queen
    ELO
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    The Kinks
     
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    Norn Ireland is in the UK not Great Britain. Though a pointless debate, not a lot of notable Northern Irish bands. The Divine Comedy is quite good and Snow Patrol and Ash did a couple good albums but nothing top 10 worthy. Though I'm sure based on the music demographics here, someone is gonna mention like Van Morrison lol.
     
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    That's pretty presumptuous. How can you make that determination if you don't know people's age? When you see nothing but 60s bands, do you just assume that the poster is 70 years old?

    I think an overwhelming majority of the best music came between 1955 and 1980, and I'm 30 (so the best came well before I was born, IMO).
     
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