Articles Tagged 'Britpop'


10 Underappreciated Britpop Songs

This week marks a significant anniversary in the history of Britpop, as it’s 20 years since Blur and Oasis released competing singles (“Country House” and “Roll With It“) on the same day in a much-hyped battle to reach the top of the British charts, a battle that was won by Blur. This huge publicity event represented […]


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 […]

The Stone Roses

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 […]


WATCH: Pulp and the Reunion Documentaries of Britpop

Yesterday, the trailer was released for the new documentary Pulp: a Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, in which one of Britain’s finest bands gets back together, goes on the road and plays some very emotional shows, not least in their hometown of Sheffield. Pulp being the awkward cusses they are, the movie also features […]

Jarvis Cocker

Happy 50th Birthday, Jarvis Cocker: Words to Live By

It’s the very wonderful Jarvis Cocker’s 50th birthday today, and if you’re unsure as to who he may be, might I suggest starting here? He’s the one doing all the talky-singing: Ever the (dirty) old man trapped in a younger man’s body, in a sense he’s been rehearsing for this day for his entire life. […]

Gallagher and Albarn

WATCH: Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn End Britpop Feud

For anyone who followed Britpop in the 1990s, this news may come as a shock: Noel Gallagher of Oasis performed on stage with Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on Saturday. I’ll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor. In case you missed the heated ‘90s feud, Blur and Oasis […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Shed Seven’s “Disco Down”

Made redundant by Oasis and The Verve, Shed Seven made absolutely no impact stateside, in spite of a slew of UK hits. Their songs managed to stand out due to some fine guitar work, and 1999’s “Disco Down” is charmingly danceable white-boy funk. The band, which split in 2003, got back together last year to […]

Blur To Give It One Last Go – With Graham Coxon?

Britpop survives for another day: Damon Albarn had recently suggested that Blur was dead, but Alex James says the band is going to give it another shot. And better yet, Graham Coxon, who split from the band four years ago, may return. "We're all heading into the studio together this summer – Graham's coming too," […]