Pitchfork Britpop 50 – 50-41

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – 50-41

My good friend in the Twitterverse @Yellow_Pilgrim sent me a link to an article on Pitchfork that presented their fifty best albums of the Britpop era.  It makes for a fascinating read; carefully curated, well written and with solid reasoning behind each of the choices. It isn't without flaw or failing though. How could it [...]

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.3

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.3

"Modern Life is Rubbish" had dragged Blur back from the brink of oblivion...and, at the same time, had helped deliver, a near fatal, blow to the cultural dominance of grunge.  With Cobain and his cohorts on the retreat the kids turned back towards homegrown pleasures.  Britpop was, by 1994, a thing...it had a look, a [...]

Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

The second studio album from The Smiths is remembered, certainly by those outside the fevered inner-circle of Moz Apostles, for the titular track...a song that saw thousands of pale, bequiffed, listless young boys and girls take to the moral high ground of vegetarianism and embark on a life of hectoring, moralising and judging those who [...]

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Hello pop pickers and welcome to another trip down memory lane. Forget your worries and cares about Brexit. Forget about the fact that Susan in your office has been looking at you funny whenever you go to the loo. Forget about the fact that your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend is watching a lot of documentaries about polyamory...which may [...]