Going on from kissinginkansas' thread in the Social Board, who would you say these are?
Assuming you're taking as criteria the following 3 factors:
a) How good you think they are
b) How much of an impact they had on music at the time
c) How much they've influenced music since
I don't have an answer to this at the moment though I think I'd definitely put the Smiths in there as they're pretty strong on all 3.
I'd probably but Suede on there although they fall a bit short on c) they score strongly for a) and b) for me.
Maybe Belle & Sebastian - they're definitely strong for me on a) and had a pretty strong indie impact and you could argue they've had a bit of an influence since.
I'm struggling a bit for the other 2. I love Hefner but clearly they ahd limited impact of influence. Radiohead, Blur and Oasis had the impact and influence but I'm not a big enough fan to want to volunteer them.
Pulp might be a fourth. I might see what other answers come up before choosing a fifth.