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‘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 […]

‘Tender’: Blur vs. Monaco

How could a song called ‘Tender’ be anything but heartbreaking? Both of these have lyrics poignant with soul-baring tenderness, though the music takes us beyond dejection dirges into forlorn electropop and gospel. Which gets your vote as the more moving tune? When New Order went on hiatus after 1993’s Republic, bassist Peter Hook dragged the […]