Give me gin and tonic…

Give me gin and tonic…

  "Even their illustrious forefathers allowed themselves a few initial fumbles before hitting that swaggering stride, but ‘Supersonic’ is a paragon of pop virtue in a debut single: three or so minutes of laid-back urgency, generously appointed with at least four melodies, and fizzing with enough attitude to silt up the orifice of your choice. [...]

Oasis Top Twenty (Part 2)

Oasis Top Twenty (Part 2)

When last we met we had left the good old boys of the Gallagher clan in the year 2000. "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants" had served as the first new music of the new millennium from the biggest band on the planet for much of the nineties and, despite not being particularly well received [...]

Oasis Top Twenty (part 1)

Oasis Top Twenty (part 1)

The twenty best songs by Oasis. Seven studio albums. Twenty-five top twenty singles. More quality tucked away on the b-sides of those singles than you can imagine or dream of. Myriad album tracks that were good enough to be hit records in their own right. It is mission impossible to refine so much work and [...]

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles #4

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles #4

Following the astonishing success of "Parklife" Blur had positioned themselves as that rarest of beasts...a pop group who enjoyed the support of the indie crowd.  It had been a long time since a band like them had featured so frequently in the charts, in the pages of the "serious" music papers, in Smash Hits and [...]