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Techno, acid house, country rock, various shades of indieâ

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My Bloody Valentineâ

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And so to the Arctic Monkeys. MySpace phenomenons, four Yorkshire boys that pick up awards like an over-zealous litter monitor while perfecting complete insouciance and progenitors of two of the best albums of this millennium already. Photo: Dean Chalkey

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Their recent comeback reminded us all how important Richard Ashcroftâ

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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.

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The greatest sonic explorers of their generation, or fodder for stoner students. Pink Floyd created a chasm of opinion in 1964 that fuels debates too this day. 200 million album sales worldwide and counting. Photo: PA Photos

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Big, loud, dumb and full of fun, AC/DC own the patent on about 80% of rockâ

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The Kinks: these dedicated followers of (ahem) fashion spent most of the â

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The supergroup to end them all, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker â

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Punk rock pioneers the Ramones are the criticsâ

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The Clash were undoubtedly one of the most inventive bands from the late â

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The regressive blues rock bluster of the White Stripes has been hailed as the saviour of modern rock by some and as self-indulgent noise by others. If you think Jack and Meg deserve their place at the top of our ultimate rock idols list, give them a perfect ten over at nme.com/greatestbandever

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Jimi Hendrix and the Experience: guitar-burning guitar gods or self-indulgent histrionic hippies? Weâ

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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 Photo: PA Photos

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Often somewhat overlooked, Dublinâ

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The Rolling Stones. From meeting at Sidcup Art School in 1960 to touring the world and snorting family memberâ

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Where to start? Last yearâ

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Joy Division achieved more in their short four years together than most bands do in a lifetime, encapsulating isolation and despair in a series of post-punk missives including in â

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Long before they were covering Madonnaâ

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Consistently at the top of fanâ

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Splice together the remnants of â

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The ubiquity of their barcode tattoo says it all. From Gallows to NME staffers to (ahem) Pennie ex-Automatic, legions of punk rockers have loved band Black Flag so much they want their bodies to shout about it. You canâ

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Inspiring not only his generation, but each one since to pick up a guitar, Pete Townshendâ

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Twenty years, several line-ups, glory and acrimony aplenty - the Smashing Pumpkins story is a long and mottled one, but one thing has remained constant â

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Often hailed as the creators of heavy metal, and with â

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The Tornados were alright, (and had the first British number one in the US), but it was guitarist George Bellamyâ

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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.

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With ambitions and a presence as gigantic as their namesake, T-Rex were the hip shaking, feather boa-wearing, star spangled zenith of glam. Vote today for the best rock outfit of all time at NME.COM/greatestbandever. Pic: www.photoshot.com

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