Monday, May 13 2013
The story of the biggest British band to never make it in America gets a thorough, honest, and fair recounting.
If the band wanted to shoot out the lights on XTRMNTR, More Light just turns them back on again.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
Nearly all of this album feels circular. The songs do not take advantage of the chance to escape, but prefer to keep within safe sight of where they start.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Here they come (again), the beautiful ones. As Suede returns with its first studio album in 11 years, PopMatters ranks the top a-sides by the influential yet seldom imitated band that kickstarted Britpop two decades ago.
Tuesday, February 12 2013
If you miss the glory days of Britpop, even if Blur is back to some degree, Painting will satisfy you.
Monday, August 20 2012
If you needed any confirmation that Blur took the gold in the 1990s Britpop battle royale, the band's headlining performance capping the London Olympics should close the case.
Tuesday, July 31 2012
A dazzling and moving collection of prestine Britpop.
Friday, August 12 2011
"Gritpop" revivalists Viva Brother have been marked for death by the UK pop establishment. But worst British album of the year, really?
Friday, July 15 2011
In the '90s, many were bigger, but few were better than Suede at their best, led by the dynamic duo of "glamly androgynous Dickensian whippet" Brett Anderson and "Danger High Voltage" whirlwind guitarist Bernard Butler. Just don't call 'em Britpop.
Tuesday, May 3 2011
Gorillaz release an absorbing if necessarily inconsistent travelogue album recorded during their 2010 tour.