Britpop Memories in Conversation

Britpop Memories in Conversation

@Britpopmemories has more Britpop memories than most. A scroll through his Twitter feed reveals a rich library of old photos, magazine articles, anniversary reminders of key events/releases and all sorts of other Britpop loveliness. He joined me for a chat about our favourite Britpop albums...do you agree with our choices?  Let me know in the [...]

You’re Going Home…in an Organised Football Coach!

You’re Going Home…in an Organised Football Coach!

Britpop wasn't just about pop. Britpop wasn't xenophobic. Britpop wasn't nationalistic...well, not in that way. Britpop was outwardly inward looking. Britpop was about the village green and spiders from mars, it was about the black and white of two-tone, it was about the technicolour of swinging sixties Carnaby Street, it was about outsiders winning over [...]

A Cultural Abomination

A Cultural Abomination

Ladies and gentlemen of the Britpop community...and it really is a community...here, from 2014, are the considered thoughts of a professional journalist on the biggest moment and movement in British popular music since the 1960's and, arguably, the last great British youth cultural movement. Before I present the argument from professional journalist Michael Hann why [...]

After the Party – This is Hardcore

After the Party – This is Hardcore

I'm not a party person. I don't understand why you would want to go somewhere where there isn't Haribo, Netflix and your own record collection and where there are people you don't know and whose confidence, drunken joviality, popularity and good looks will serve only to highlight your own shyness, misery, awkwardness and ugly mug [...]