Are British rock bands better?
When it comes to truly universal rock music, British bands are still in a league of their own
In my humble opinion , the best bands ever come from the islands ( UK & Ireland )... Please don't take it seriously. It is only an opinion 😲. I also love a lot of american bands and music in spanish is trendy and it will become more important since spanish language is growing very fast.
American pop culture dominate the worldwide media, but when it comes to truly universal rock music, British bands are still in a league of their own, superior to their American counterparts in almost every respect.
Can anyone compete with this list ?
The Rolling Stones
The Stone Roses
Pet Shop Boys
Manic Street Preachers
The history of rock can be viewed as a kind of cultural interplay between the US and the UK, with amazing bands from both sides of the pond influencing and interacting with one another.
I love US Bands like the Byrds, the Doors, the Velvet Underground, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Faith No More and Nine Inch Nails.
I love and admire them all.... but if you measure great bands per capita ...OMG british ones are the largest list and the most influencers ( The Beatles , The Rolling Stones ,..)
We are not talking about solo artists here, which I regard as a special case. In solo terms, the US may be ahead of the UK. The US can boast Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen as undisputable universal greats.
My top bands
It is very difficult to do a list, but if I have to name my top bands are:
Queen - UK
The Cure - UK
The Doors - US
The Police - UK
Depeche Mode - UK
Héroes del Silencio - ES
The Smashing Pumpkins - US
Ramones - US
So , In my case: UK(4), US(3), Ireland(U2) and Spain(1)