|05-09-2011, 04:56 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2010
It's Britpop Week!
As you all know, britpop is a name associated with the British alternative scene of the 90s. It emerged somewhere in the late 80s, early 90s, only then it was more of a phenomenon than a genre, an influx of fresh sounding British bands and a kind of reaction to grunge in US. It's usually said that britpop was heavily influenced by 60s British pop, but influences from glam, punk and 80s guitar pop music were just as prominent. In the early 90s the scene was more varied than later when it became a mainstream genre.
Here's what allmusic says:
Britpop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As for me personally, I never fully, deeply explored britpop, mainly because in the 90s, along with grunge, I was sick of it. But I did and do like some stuff, and maybe even a lot of it, if I go beyond the generic genre. And so, I'll post some of it:
The Stone Roses - 'I Wanna Be Adored' (S/T, 1989) This is simply an amazing song from a great album. If I would to make a list of my all time favorite pop songs, this one would be pretty high
The Boo Radleys - 'Barney (...and Me)' (Giant Steps, 1993) Not sure if this is considered britpop. But why not? It's from the 90s, it's British and it's guitar pop. They were initially a shoegaze, dream pop, psychedelic band, but this album has some great, catchy pop songs
Teenage Fanclub - 'December' (Bandwagonesque, 1991)
I still remember how hard for me was to get into this album initially, and then it just clicked. Listening to it now is like a time trip
Suede - 'So Young' (S/T, 1993) I was never really a Suede fan, but I like their first album
|05-09-2011, 05:25 PM||#4 (permalink)|
The Sexual Intellectual
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere cooler than you
The Auteurs & Delicatessen are 2 bands who were great but never get the credit they deserve.
So get New Wave & After Murder Park by The Auteurs
& Hustle Into Bed by Delicatessen.
|05-10-2011, 10:58 AM||#6 (permalink)|
And then there was music
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Near Wild Heaven
The song that pretty much started it all. Modern Life Is Rubbish is my favourite Brit album of the 90s.
'Said do you feel it? Do you feel it when you TOUCH ME?. THERE'S A FIRE! THERE'S A FIRE!' The Stooges. Dirt.
My Top 100 LPs
My Top 52 Indie Tracks Of The 21st Century (incomplete)