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Clinging to the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop “Feud”

Clinging to the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop “Feud”

With the release of The Magic Whip, Blur’s first studio album since 2003, the word britpop is resurfacing on news sites and music blogs. Unfortunately it’s often considered a dirty word, like britpop is from a time in music we should all be ashamed of, like ska or emo. If you’re reading this site, then […]

The Vauxhalls: New Short Film Captures the Essence of Brit Rock

Today sees the release of a new short film about self-expression through fashion, attitude, and — most of all — rock ‘n roll. The Vauxhalls, starring gorgeous British model Abbey Clancy, tells the story of fictional band The Vauxhalls as they get ready for a late-night London gig. The camera artfully follows Abbey as she prepares for […]

The Charlatans is Moving On! Listen to New Single “Talking In Tones”

“We all got in and wrote it together. We sat and faced each other and looked each other in the eye” said the band’s frontman Tim Burgess about how Jon Brooke’s death affected their creative process on the new song. As one of the most consistently productive act from Madchester scene, with 11 studio albums […]

Unreleased Blur, Pulp On ‘Britpop At The BBC’ Compilation

The BBC are continuing its celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of Britpop with a new compilation featuring previously-unreleased performances from some of the greatest British bands of the 1990s. Mark your calendars: on July 14, Britpop At The BBC, an amazing three-disc collection, will be released. The first disc will be devoted to Radio 1’s […]

Best Britpop Guitar Moments

Here is a list I can get behind. Music Radar put together a list of 13 Best Britpop Guitar Moments and I have to say that it’s a really good list. Normally I find myself disagreeing with others’ “best of” lists because they are so subjective. These best of Britpop lists also always tend to […]

The BBC Celebrate 20 Years Of Britpop

April marks the twentieth anniversary of Blur’s Parklife, a milestone that will multiply over the coming months. Soon, we will be celebrating Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and Suede’s masterpiece, Dog Man Star. Do you remember the first time you heard Pulp’s ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’ or made a connection with Elastica’s ‘Connection?’ That’s right, […]

5 Sketches Of Britpop Stars Suffering Everyday Problems

Modern life really is rubbish as Jersey Milk Cow’s brilliant illustrations of former Britpop stars dealing with the mundane aspects of everyday life can attest. In his series, ‘Stars of the Britpop Era Encounter Inner City Pressure,’ the illustrator captures his subjects with uncanny simplicity and also alerts us to the very real catastrophes any […]

Happy Britpop Christmas!

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but after you’ve heard  ‘simply having a wonderful Christmas time’ interminably echoing through every store you dare enter, you just want to pull your hair out. The ultimate panacea for overplayed holiday tunes is a batch of unusual gems and surprising renditions of the songs […]

MBV’s Kevin Shields Exposes Britpop Conspiracy

In an interview with The Guardian published yesterday, My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields proselytized that Britpop was part of a government conspiracy. According to The Guardian, Shields ‘reacted angrily to a mention of the Cool Britannia phenomenon,’ the mid-1990s wave of cultural celebration that capitalized on the global successes of Britpop and groups like […]

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