Pitchfork Britpop 50 – Number 1

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – Number 1

Different Class, 1995 - Pulp It's not the best Pulp album. That honour, of course, goes to "His 'n' Hers". But this was, much like "(What's the Story") Morning Glory?" or "Parklife" the album that put Pulp at the heart of the popular culture. Peak Britpop. From the fringes to the fringes of the mainstream [...]

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – Top 5

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – Top 5

The most interesting thing about looking over the Pitchfork choices for the top fifty Britpop albums has been seeing how people outside of the UK view the era and the music. The notion of Britishness can be a confusing, infuriating and complex thing.  Where Emily Thornberry saw something ugly in a flag of St. George [...]

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – 20-11

Pitchfork Britpop 50 – 20-11

Up until this point in the Pitchfork list of the 50 best Britpop albums there have been occasional mis-steps and mistakes that we can probably put down to something being lost in translation.  For the most part the albums selected which were Britpop albums have been good choices and have been in, or around, the [...]

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 [...]