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Top Ten Rock Acts Of All Time - British Isles Edition
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I know this is a board game site, but let's talk music for a moment if we may. This is a list of the greatest rock acts, to come out of the British Isles, of all time. Ok, so it's only my opinion, but it's my list, so what the heck!

I hope you enjoy it.

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Top Ten Rock Acts Of All Time - American Edition

Top Ten Rock Acts Of All Time - Canadian Edition
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Elton John

Whether it's a soft ballad, or a racious rocker, the guy can play the piano like nobody's business! He's also been at it a long time. His hits are eminently enjoyable.



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Black Sabbath

If you like heavy metal you owe a lot of thanks to these pioneers of the genre. With their blistering guitars, and muddy sound, not to mention Ozzy's voice, metal music was born here!

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Pink Floyd

Just wow! What a collection of sounds, and themes, and styles. Their music takes you away. Too bad they couldn't get along. It happens all too often.

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David Bowie

Here's another guy with a long career that spanned many styles. His singles collection is a must have. He was a master of music craft.

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The Who

What a band! Featuring Roger Daltrey's amazingly perfect rock band vocals. This band was high energy, with a great rocking sound! They only just miss top 5.

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Queen

Genius - If we weren't there since number 10, we're certainly getting there now. What. A. Band. It features soaring guitars, and Freddie Mercury's equally soaring vocals. Talking about vocals, these guys can harmonize! Also they can rock with the best of them, or sweetly serenade you.

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Led Zeppelin

Marry an awesome voice, with possibly the greatest guitarist of all time, with punishing drumming, and bluesy rhythm guitar, and you have Led Zeppelin. They took blues music, made it heavier, harder, faster, louder, and (along with Black Sabbath) invented heavy metal.

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The Rolling Stones

Possibly the longest continuously running band in music history. Also one of the best rock bands ever. Their songs are instantly recognizable, and readily brings a smile to one's face.

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U2

Another long running band that's managed to stick together. U2 is wondrous. This band, more than any other, has been able to tackle issues in their music while still keeping the listener engaged with the highest quality of songs. They're not been afraid of experimentation. Nor are they apprehensive about paying tribute to those who've come before them. Like when they shot their video for "Where the Streets Have No Name" on a rooftop. A clear nod to The Beatles.

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The Beatles

Not just the greatest band out of the British Isles, but out of planet Earth. I truely believe that. Even though they only released albums between 1962-1970 their output was revolutionary. They did it all: rock, pop, blues, country, psychedelic, ballads, bed-time lullabies, and arguably the first heavy metal song ever!

John Lennon, and Paul McCartney were magical in their ability to craft songs together. George Harrison was coming into his own nicely in the later stage of the band's existence too. This is a band where singles collections just won't do. Each album is required listening.

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I also strongly considered these British rock acts:

Oasis
The Kinks
Radiohead
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
The Police
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
The Cure
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