10 Great British Albums/Bands that are, in fact, "Too British" for American Tastes and are thus (Unjustly) Unpopular Stateside

  • 1. Rings Around the World, Super Furry Animals
  • 2. Different Class, Pulp
  • 3. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, the Kinks
  • 4. Sound Affects, The Jam
  • 5. For Your Pleasure, Roxy Music
  • 6. The Holy Bible, Manic Street Preachers
  • 7. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, Small Faces
  • 8. Parklife, Blur
  • 9. The Stone Roses (s/t)
  • 10. The Specials (s/t)
  • (You could easily substitute just about anyone of each artist's other albums into the list.)

Great list! Although I must say that the Stone Roses' debut is getting more and more popular over on these shores.

So we're only about 15 years too late on that one...

Great albums!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs (Deep in the heart of the US)

As a fan of For Your Pleasure, Parklife, The Stone Roses' self-titled album, and the Specials' self-titled album, I must say, it's America's loss.

Nice list. Some other albums that strike me as fitting here are Oasis's Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? They are so acclaimed in the UK but over here, Oasis is the topic of many bad jokes, though I think both those albums are pretty solid. Of course, you may not like Oasis enough to list them as "Great", so whatever.

Of the albums here I know (six of 'em), I say right on. Of the others, Pulp is the one I'd like to hear more of.

XTC is another great band that's only managed a cult following on our side of the world. How are they viewed over there?

Sadly XTC are as unappreciated in the UK as anywhere else.

Could happily include The The - Mind Bomb to this list