The Libertines: the band that changed everything, again. One NME staffer was so besotted with the boys he took several months off work to write their biography. Although short-lived, Pete, Carl, Gary and John made us all want to be boys (or girls) in the band. Vote today for the best rock outfit of all time at NME.COM/greatestbandever.
No Liverpudlians watching the teenage Quarrymen in 1957 could have imagined the impact John, Paul, George and Ringo were to have for the next five (and counting) decades. The Beatles: the single most important band in the history of contemporary music? Have your say over on nme.com/greatestbandever Pic: PA Photos
Before reinventing the music industry, Radiohead slowly earned a reputation as possibly the most important (and certainly the most inventive) band of the nineties and noughties, shifting from rock to electronica to jazz and beyond. Vote today for the best rock outfit of all time at NME.COM/greatestbandever.