After many hours of intense research, I have ordered two CDs. I have excitedly ordered these after rejecting dozens of other bands: Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Bloc Party, Hot Hot Heat, The Bravery, Decemberists, Secret Machines, Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, and many many others.
The two CDs I have ordered are Pink Flag by Wire, and Entertainment! by Gang Of Four. These albums have the elements I like. It is smart and British and hard rock guitar.