Posts tagged "britpop"

Album artwork of 'The Magic Whip' by Blur

The Magic Whip Blur

A rather unbalanced comeback that relies too heavily on its somber tone, resulting in forgettable and lifeless songs that drift by in apathetic fashion.

Photograph of Richard Ashcroft performing onstage

Richard Ashcroft is wasting his northern soul

There’s very little on These People to inspire much interest. Even die-hard fans will struggle to hear Richard Ashcroft at his best.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'OK Computer' by Radiohead

OK Computer Radiohead

To brand this a landmark of the '90s is a disservice to its quality. OK Computer is as relevant now as ever, both culturally and sonically.

Caricature of Liam Gallagher of Oasis

Be Here Now and Mr. Hyde

Riding the crest of an unprecedented popular rise, veins caked thick with drugs, Oasis produced something profoundly overblown in their third album.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Definitely Maybe' by Oasis

Definitely Maybe Oasis

Rock and roll delivered with swagger is such a buzz, and that’s the game on Definitely Maybe. It's relentless, unstoppable, and totally mad fer it.

Album artwork of 'Urban Hymns' by The Verve

Urban Hymns The Verve

An overwhelming, but vastly enjoyable experience — the essential Verve record. Richard Ashcroft set out to make history, and with Urban Hymns he did so.

Album artwork of 'As You Were' by Liam Gallagher

Looks like Oaysis have competition André and Fred listen to Liam Gallagher

"Looks like Oaysis have competition." André and Fred's first impressions of 'As You Were', the debut solo album by professional manc Liam Gallagher.

By André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' by Blur

Modern Life Is Rubbish Blur

Inconsistent, but there's a lot to dig. The songwriting is hard to knock, and Damon Albarn leads the pack well with his social satires and cutting commentary.

Album artwork of 'Different Class' by Pulp

Different Class Pulp

Pulp nail the pop/rock formula to near perfection. The themes aren’t necessarily cheerful, yet the album sounds like a celebration from beginning to end.

Album artwork of 'Parachutes' by Coldplay

Parachutes Coldplay

Parachutes is nice-feeling music written by nice-seeming blokes. As is the case with all things Coldplay, it’s easy to mock, but it’s easy to like as well.