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

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, […]

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 […]

‘Blue’: Elastica vs. The Verve vs. Monaco

Elastica – Blue The quintessential Britpop girls (and Justin Welch) explode with another punchy, angular post-punk blast of noise. It’s pretty, it’s dirty, it’s Elastica. VS. The Verve – Blue Wigan-based The verve have cornered the market on hazy, slightly mystic soundscapes. And this song is classic Verve. ‘Blue’ was the first single from their […]

Father Christmas by Elastica

Remember my post about “A Very Britpop Christmas?” It appears that I left an absolutely crucial song off of the list! Check out Elastica’s “Father Christmas:” This is actually a cover of “Cleopatra” by Adam and the Ants just with very festive lyrics. I’d never heard it before today. Happy holidays, Britpop fans!

Britpop Girl Power Anthems, Pt. I

When we think of the 90s and girl power, one group immediately springs to mind: the Spice Girls. While they were certainly fun, it was the ladies of Britpop who really showed us what girl power was all about. Kenickie – “Come Out 2Nite” Lauren Laverne and the girls snarl their way through this […]