Top British Musicians We’re Thankful For, Part 2

(For more lists of the best of UK music, please see our Tunes From the Thames section.)

Erasure

The Jam

The Kinks

Manic Street Preachers

Morrissey (and The Smiths)

New Order

Pet Shop Boys

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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