Articles tagged britpop

Lost Dawn - “Electrify” (video) (premiere)

Glam rock, garage rock, and Britpop merge into one on this raucous new track from the UK band.

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The Jam: About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam

You can dock About the Young Idea a point for its lack of marketing vision, but the Jam were as good as three-and-a-half minutes or less gets.

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Go! Fight! Win! Ash and the Art of Creative Resurrection

Ash were a great band that worse themselves down after releasing a new song every two weeks for a year. Tim Wheeler tells us how he got his groove back.

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5 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Ash: Kablammo!

They vowed "Never Again", so is Ash's "KABLAMMO!" a "KERPLUNK!" or a "KAPOW!"?

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Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern

This is not just serviceable "craft" meant to keep the fans happy; this is magic that's up for grabs to all.

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Manic Street Preachers: 23 April 2015 - New York (Photos)

The Manics' 1994 masterpiece, The Holy Bible, rides again.

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Watch Blur’s Complete Music Hall of Williamsburg Gig - 1 May 2015 (video)

Britpop was alive and well at the start of May as Blur took to Brooklyn for the first time in 16 years. Now, you can watch the whole concert right here on PopMatters.

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Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

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Blur Dig Into the ‘Parklife’ Deep Cuts at Their Brooklyn Gig (video)

At their recent Brooklyn gig, Blur performed several classics alongside the material from their new record, including Parklife's "Trouble in the Messenger Centre".

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Blur Bring ‘Lonesome Street’ and ‘New World Towers’ to Brooklyn (video)

Blur performed to a packed and enthusiastic crowd last week at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg; these performances of two Magic Whip tracks document the fun.

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Watch Blur Return to Williamsburg to Support ‘The Magic Whip’ (video)

After a 16-year hiatus from New York City stages, Blur came back to Brooklyn with a new album in tow, the much-acclaimed The Magic Whip.

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27 Apr 2015 // 2:06 AM

Blur: The Magic Whip

The Magic Whip is a goofy record, featuring a kind of scattershot energy that is usually only mustered by young bands just discovering their love of music for the first time.

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The Charlatans: Modern Nature

A survivor band if ever there was one, the Charlatans have drawn on personal tragedy to produce one of the stand-out albums of their long career.

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Uncool Britannia: Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.

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Blur - “Go Out” (video) (Single Review)

Blur's big comeback single turns out to be a weird little number that will appeal to only hardcore fans. Thank goodness.

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6 Oct 2014 // 2:02 AM

Martin Carr: The Breaks

The ex-Boo Radley finally gives us his sophomore solo album. And while it's pretty good, we can only hope that Martin Carr will someday reconnect with his musically reckless self.

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Oasis: (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Edition)

Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.

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Seasick, But Still Floating: Blur and ‘The Great Escape’

Blur's masterpiece The Great Escape examines the costs—for young lovers or pop stars—of trusting in stasis.

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Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Remastered Deluxe Edition)

Definitely Maybe is considered a classic, but with songs so straightforward and unadorned, what can really be gained from demos that sound almost exactly like the finished album tracks?

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For Tomorrow: The 10 Best Songs from Blur’s “Life Trilogy”

Damon Albarn's got a new album arriving in a few days, and his band's most popular album commemorates its 20th birthday. What better time to pay tribute to the period when Blur put the "pop" in Britpop?

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