Which is more important: a happy song or a chill instrumental music?
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Brexit vote, we asked some of our most trusted music industry insiders which was the most important music to listen to.
They’re all passionate about music, but none have been more outspoken about the political stakes in the UK’s Brexit saga than their favourite band.
1. The Cure The Cure is an indie rock band formed in 1990 by two young Americans, Matt Healy and Josh Homme.
Their debut album, In Colour, hit the Billboard Top 200 in the US and the UK in 1992 and became one of the first independent records to be played at festivals in Europe.
They’ve been a big influence on bands like the Smiths and The Strokes and even have a track on the Rolling Stones’ upcoming album, Rockin’ in the Free World.
Their sound is also known for being extremely upbeat, with songs like “Love Is All Around” and “Love, You Make Me Love You” making it onto some of the most popular UK rock albums of the 1990s.
Pink Floyd With their debut album The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd was the first British band to break into the mainstream.
It was the band’s first album to feature the legendary Roger Waters, who later joined the band to play keyboards.
Since then, Pink is the only band to have sold more than half a million albums and earned the moniker “Pink Floyd.”
Pink’s second album, Wish You Were Here, came out in 2004 and became the band the UK as a whole.
Its lead single, “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” became the first song to hit #1 on the UK chart.
The Smiths After playing at Wembley Stadium for over 20 years, The Smith Sings have always been one of Britain’s biggest acts.
In 2012, they played the highest-grossing live show in history, selling 1.8 million tickets in total.
Their success also made them the most famous band of the 20th century.
The Stroke Strokes’ fifth studio album, Blackstar, hit No. 1 in the U.K. and the U-S.
in 2017 and was nominated for five Grammys.
It also became the biggest-selling album of all time, becoming the first album in history to sell over 100 million copies worldwide.
The band also has a long history of touring the world.
The tour kicks off on March 17 and continues through May.
The xx In 2016, The xx’s debut album Drones was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the most influential album of the 21st century.
The album has since become a global phenomenon, winning best dance album in 2018, best pop song at the 2017 Brit Awards and a Grammy for best rock album in 2019.
The Black Keys Led by keyboardist Alex Turner, The Black Kings were the first American rock band to perform in the United States and have performed across the globe for over 30 years.
The group is also considered one of pop music’s most influential bands, winning an Academy Award for Best Live Act in the 2017 film Black Panther.
7. Bon Iver A pair of Swedish pop stars are one of two major acts in the world who’ve been nominated for the Grammy for Best Independent Artist.
The two-time Grammy winners have been touring the US with their latest album, Amok, and are set to perform at festivals around the country.
The Flaming Lips This pop-punk band is one of a handful of bands to have won the Grammy in a decade, having been nominated three times between 2016 and 2018.
The flamboyant band has been described as one of “the biggest, weirdest and most fun bands of the past 15 years,” and has sold more million albums than any other band.
The White Stripes As well as being the first band to win an Academy award for Best New Artist, The White Lips have won multiple Grammys, two Grammy Awards and four Grammy Awards for their hit song “Dancing Queen,” which has been featured on the cover of countless record stores around the world including Apple Music, Spotify, Spotify Premium and Spotify Unlimited.
Adele Adele’s sixth album, 21, is the most successful album to hit the UK charts in 2017.
The singer and songwriter has sold over half a billion albums worldwide and won seven Grammys for her hit songs.
The Beatles With the Beatles’ greatest hits album The White Album, the Beatles broke the world’s single-album record with three albums.
However, this record-breaking success came after The Beatles spent years working on the song “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” which went on to be one of