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Top 20 bands of the summer - as voted for by you

  • All month NME.COM users have been voting for their band of the summer. You put System Of A Down in at Number 20 thanks to their pyro-filled show at Download.

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    Added: 12 Jun 2011

  • 19. U2's visually spectacular, hit packed set stunned fans at Glastonbury.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • 18. The Horrors scored at the likes of Reading/Leeds and Glastonbury with a set drawn heavily from their new album 'Skying'.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • 17. Foster The People - For many they provided the soundtrack to the summer thanks to 'Pumped Up Kicks' blaring out of tents everywhere.

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    Added: 18 Jul 2011

  • 16. Biffy Clyro's reliably epic performances at Sonisphere and support slot for the Foo Fighters were a fist-pumping hit with fans.

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    Added: 10 Jul 2011

  • 15. Kings Of Leon. Despite having a controversial summer, the Followills still provided the deep south thrills at Hyde Park for thousands of fans.

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    Added: 05 Aug 2011

  • 14. Linkin Park brought out the faithful during their headlining Download performance.

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    Added: 19 Sep 2011

  • 13. The Vaccines. If you were to drop in at any festival during the summer you were bound to bump into this lot. Their 'What Did You Expect...' album provided many short, sharp sing-a-longs for the festival massif.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • 12. Two Door Cinema Club. County Down's favourite trio bought the indie pop thrills this summer at the Isle Of Wight and Reading/Leeds festivals.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • 11. Kasabian. VEL- OCIR-APTOR!! was previewed at Rock Ness and Isle Of Wight and proved a definite hit with Kasabian's hardcore of fans.

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    Added: 13 Jun 2011

  • 10. Patrick Wolf brought a much needed touch of glam to this years festivals. 'Lupercalia' proved a live thrill at the likes of Reading/Leeds.

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    Added: 27 Aug 2011

  • 9. Pulp. Oh how we missed you! Jarvis brought the old gang back together and brought nostalgic joy to the masses most memorably at an emotional Glastonbury.

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    Added: 14 Sep 2011

  • 8. Foo Fighters stole the show at Isle Of Wight with a career spanning set, not to mention their own mini-festival shows at the Milton Keynes Bowl.

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    Added: 11 Jul 2011

  • 7. The Wombats. With 'This Modern Glitch' hitting the higher echelons of the album charts, Murph and the boys were a festival hit.

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    Added: 24 Jun 2011

  • 6. My Chemical Romance. Glitter cannons, the hits, Brian bloody May. I mean, really, what more could you want? Not that much more according to MCR's high placing on this chart...

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    Added: 30 Aug 2011

  • 5. Brandon Flowers. The Killers may have made their live comeback at Hyde Park Calling but it was a solo Brandon that got you guys clicking on the 'vote now' button.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 07 Jul 2011

  • 4. Muse. Their 'Origin Of Symmetry' performance at Reading/Leeds was a big hit with fans, hence their high placing here.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2011

  • 3. The Killers....And whilst you quite liked solo Brandon, you also liked seeing his band back together, thankyouverymuch.

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    Added: 06 Sep 2011

  • 2. Kaiser Chiefs."AHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA," never gets tired does it? The Kaisers made every festival they appeared at a more fun place to be. Once again: 'AHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

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    Added: 09 Jun 2011