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Sunday League Resurrect Competent Britpop

Sunday League Resurrect Competent Britpop

Neo-Britpoppers Sunday League bring baroque rock muscle, energetic walls of sound, plus enough British pub swagger to nick your pint right off the bar.

The 10 Best Oasis Songs From the B-Sides

The 10 Best Oasis Songs From the B-Sides

Oasis kept putting out singles all throughout their career, spawning some pretty memorable B-side tracks. Here are ten of their best.

Liam Gallagher and John Squire Play the Familiar

Liam Gallagher and John Squire Play the Familiar

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and Stone Roses guitarist John Squire sound reenergized on their new collaborative album, but the songs never catch fire.

The Boo Radleys Still Sound Vital on ‘Eight’

The Boo Radleys Still Sound Vital on ‘Eight’

The Boo Radleys’ Eight boasts too many potential singles to be written off as another wishful reunion. It proves they’re not only back but also thriving.

Blur Bring Down the Rain at Primavera Sound Madrid

Blur Bring Down the Rain at Primavera Sound Madrid

Blur’s opening performance at Primavera Sound Madrid is cancelled due to rain, but their insane, borderline mythical private gig for a lucky few brings us to our knees.

The Black Watch Mate Britpop Melancholy with California Brightness on ‘Future Strangers’

The Black Watch Mate Britpop Melancholy with California Brightness on ‘Future Strangers’

The Black Watch’s Future Strangers is a collection of Britpop-influenced love-and-loss songs that abound in buoyant musical assurance and well-honed craft.

Graham Coxon’s Memoir ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’ Sees Beyond the Blur

Graham Coxon’s Memoir ‘Verse, Chorus, Monster!’ Sees Beyond the Blur

Graham Coxon could have made his memoir Verse, Chorus, Monster! a Blur / Britpop tell-all, but he wraps up honest observations in a lovely, conversational tone.

The 1975’s Latest Is a ‘Funny’, Confounding New Missive

The 1975’s Latest Is a ‘Funny’, Confounding New Missive

The 1975 want to be funny in a foreign language, but on their fifth go-round, their ambitions are tempered in plain English.

The Verve’s Britpop Classic ‘Urban Hymns’ at 25

The Verve’s Britpop Classic ‘Urban Hymns’ at 25

The Verve launched Urban Hymns 25 years ago as “Bitter Sweet Symphony” became a song for the ages and the record became one of Britpop’s genuine masterpieces

Britpop’s Unheralded Masterpiece: Ben Ashley and Kyle Mullarky Discuss the Shore’s ‘Light Years’

Britpop’s Unheralded Masterpiece: Ben Ashley and Kyle Mullarky Discuss the Shore’s ‘Light Years’

The Shore’s Light Years boasts a seductive intimacy typically reserved for baroque pop, while still flexing its arena-rock Britpop swagger. Too bad nobody ever heard it.

The 10 Best Songs of Blur’s “Life Trilogy”

The 10 Best Songs of Blur’s “Life Trilogy”

This list makes clear that the music Blur recorded during the “Life” period is more diverse and daring than Britpop’s cartoon narrative would imply.

Supergrass’ Britpop Classic ‘In It for the Money’ Gets a Remastered Expanded Edition

Supergrass’ Britpop Classic ‘In It for the Money’ Gets a Remastered Expanded Edition

Supergrass’ In It for the Money has gone down in rock history as a Britpop classic, and it sounds fresh and gleaming to this day.