Kenickie’s ‘Get In’ Is Still the Ultimate Burn-Out Album
This is the sound of an underrated 90s band of teens going supernova, throwing up all over their nice shoes and realising success = stress.
This Bullshit World Was Predicted by Pulp's 'This Is Hardcore'
The Britpop icons' sixth album is dark, filthy, and essential for understanding modern life.
How Cool Britannia Helped Fuel Brexit
Brit-pop entered Downing Street, soft nationalism took over British culture, and we started to shut ourselves off from the world.
Richard Power Sayeed
Damon Albarn Is a Conductor of Creativity
...and Gorillaz have done more for art and music than Blur ever will.
Coldplay's "All I Can Think About Is You" Actually Goes Pretty Damn Hard
Turns out that "sad and brooding" is still a good look on these guys.
Gorillaz Perform New Album 'Humanz' in Its Entirety, Bring out Noel Gallagher, Danny Brown
Chunks of the short-notice London show were streamed on Gorillaz’s official Facebook page.
Alex Robert Ross
How 'Trainspotting' Made Underworld's "Born Slippy" One of the 90s' Most Iconic Songs
We talk to Underworld's Rick Smith about the creation of the zeitgeist-capturing hit, working on the sequel 'T2 Trainspotting,' and shouting LAGER LAGER LAGER!
The Jesus & Mary Chain Are Forever Kings of Cool
Nineteen years after their last record, the shoegaze progenitors return with 'Damage and Control.' We lift the lid on their strange origins, their slyly sexed up early songs, and the ongoing clout of their legacy.
How Blur's Self-Titled Album Brought Them Back from the Brink
Burnt out by Britpop and a failure to break America, 20 years ago Blur were disintegrating, but somehow they wrote their biggest song, and one of the best LPs of their career.
Kevin EG Perry
26 Years Later, the Story Behind Saint Etienne's Genre-Bending Debut ‘Foxbase Alpha’
Singer Sarah Cracknell takes us on a deep dive into the trio's unlikely genesis—just as acid house fever gripped the UK.
Justin Bieber Has Officially Entered His Liam Gallagher Phase
This is 2016's dark heart.
An Armored Tank and a Drug Smuggler: Super Furry Animals Revisit Making Their Debut 'Fuzzy Logic'
These Welsh wonders bought a tank, installed it with a sound system, and drove it round the UK blasting their LP. And that's just for a starters.