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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 […]

Will They Or Won’t They?: Damon Albarn / Noel Gallagher

Damon Albarn has set Britpop hearts a-flutter by revealing that he and former nemesis Noel Gallagher have discussed making music together ‘at least once.’ He told the NME, ‘I still see Noel from time to time. We text a bit.’ When asked about the possibility of a collaboration, Albarn replied, ‘I can imagine that being […]

Four Takes on ‘Shipbuilding’

One of the classic British reactionary songs was born thirty-one years ago, in the midst of the Falklands War. ‘Shipbuilding’ was written by Elvis Costello (lyrics) and Clive Langer (music) for singer-songwriter Robert Wyatt, who recorded it before the more famous Elvis Costello version was released on Punch The Clock. ‘Shipbuilding’ is a tragic tale […]

Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller Performing “Tender”

Well, the ’90s truly are over. The once-famous Blur vs. Oasis feud is over. At this past weekend’s Teenage Cancer Trust benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller took to the stage for a rendition of the Blur single “Tender.” Those four men are insanely talented […]

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