Articles Tagged 'British Music'


100 Greatest British Songs of the 21st Century (So Far)

Years after Beatlemania, Duran Duran hysteria, and Britpop spread Union Jack fever around the globe, music remains one of Britain’s most lucrative exports. A new generation of British Invaders have conquered U.S. shores in this millennium, with Adele breaking sales records, Coldplay selling out arenas, and Ed Sheeran topping our charts. But which songs did […]

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10 Great British Bands of the Last 10 Years

The rules of this game are very simple. We’re setting up an instant pantheon, one that stretches back over the entire timeline of Anglophenia, from its birth in 2005 to the article of dazzling wonderment you see before you today. All the bands mentioned in this list released their first music in the period from […]


Blur to Play Free Gig in New York This Friday

If you’re a true musical Anglophile, based in New York, you’ll want to get to Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night (May 1) to see the triumphant return of Blur—a key band for any true musical Anglophile—for their first headline gig in New York for 15 years. The gig is in support of […]

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All Change! Mumford & Sons Abandon Banjos for New Album

See? We TOLD you they weren’t packing it in. Mumford & Sons have released details of the third album, which will be released on May 4. It’s called Wilder Mind, it’s twelve songs long and it’s the result of sessions at London’s Air Studios with Florence + the Machine producer James Ford. But that’s all […]

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5 British Stars Overlooked By the 2015 Grammys

Have you seen the full list of nominations for the Grammy awards? Have you? Eighty-three categories! Eighty-three! That’s at least seventy-five more categories than is strictly necessary for any awards ceremony, and once you consider that each one has five nominations, it because practically inconceivable that anyone who has been within shouting distance of a […]


Who Were the British Versions of Your Favorite Boybands?

There’s no love as profound or as abiding as a first love. This is the secret fuel that keeps the engine of pop music ticking along, and it is not to be derided. Boybands know this, and they also know that the trick to a truly lasting appeal (and this has been true since the […]

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Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with (and, by extension, which can probably be left ignored. If you haven’t bothered by now, do as […]

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10 Britpop-Era Bands Still Around in 2014

Earlier this year the British music press was full of features about the 20th anniversary of Britpop—the British musical renaissance kicked off by Suede, given shape by Blur and then puffed up beyond all recognition by Oasis. But one of the most interesting things about those times is that there is still a fairly rabid audience for […]

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