Britpop

Remembering Things

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.
Alex Wisgard
8.24.18
Essays

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.
Andrea Domanick
4.3.18
1997

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
10.24.17
Op-Eds

Damon Albarn Is a Conductor of Creativity

...and Gorillaz have done more for art and music than Blur ever will.
Ryan Bassil
7.19.17
Coldplay Alert!

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.
Phil Witmer
6.19.17
Holy Shit

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
3.27.17
The Score

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!
Alex Godfrey
3.24.17
Op-Eds

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.
Cam Lindsay
3.21.17
Remembering Things

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
2.13.17
Remembering Things

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.
Cam Lindsay
2.1.17
Internet Exploring

Justin Bieber Has Officially Entered His Liam Gallagher Phase

This is 2016's dark heart.
Phil Witmer
12.21.16
Remembering Things

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.
Cam Lindsay
12.7.16
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