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Old 10-04-2014, 00:11
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All this week the BBC are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Britpop (yes, I feel old). What song would you vote from the list? Are there any omissions?

Personally, it would have to be Oasis, probably Dont Look Back In Anger. An obvious choice, but an absolute tune.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tmt65
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Old 10-04-2014, 13:22
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All this week the BBC are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Britpop (yes, I feel old). What song would you vote from the list? Are there any omissions?

Personally, it would have to be Oasis, probably Dont Look Back In Anger. An obvious choice, but an absolute tune.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tmt65
I think DLBIA is the big one but there are plenty of other good tunes in that list.
I'm surprised that The Day We Caught The Train wasn't in there, although they've got The Riverboat Song from Ocean Colour Scene.
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Old 10-04-2014, 13:46
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I'd say Ash were 'pop punk' rather than Britpop.
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Old 10-04-2014, 14:47
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Either 'Timeless Melody' or 'There She Goes' by The La's seem a strange omissions.
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Old 10-04-2014, 15:13
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Either 'Timeless Melody' or 'There She Goes' by The La's seem a strange omissions.
The La's were done and dusted by the time Britpop kicked in.
They released their album in 1990 which was towards the end of the Baggy and Madchester period, so they tend to get lumped in with that.
Britpop generally tends to cover the years 93/94 to about 97.
There's some Cast on the list though. That's the same. Sort of.
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Old 10-04-2014, 17:36
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Didnt like Ocean Colour Scene. Too derivative and affected for me. Difficult period much prefered the indi scene from late eighties through to early 90's.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:35
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The La's were done and dusted by the time Britpop kicked in.
They released their album in 1990 which was towards the end of the Baggy and Madchester period, so they tend to get lumped in with that.
Britpop generally tends to cover the years 93/94 to about 97.
There's some Cast on the list though. That's the same. Sort of.
I'd say it started with the hype around Suede in 1992 and ended with the disappointment of Be Here Now in 1997. For 5 years though it was a great time for music.

I got into music properly during secondary school about '94-'95.

I can remember going up to "Our Price" (remember them?) and buying singles and albums. Around that time lots of people were getting into the new bands but they were also getting into stuff like The Stone Roses and The La's because bands were citing them as influences. I think that's why a lot of people associate those bands with Britpop although their albums were from the late '80's.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:55
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There were some very strange choices on the poll. Everything Must Go by the Manics rather than A Design For Life in particular.
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Old 11-04-2014, 17:32
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so many to choose from - the brit pop era was a good music era that had influences from 60s rock pop, 70s rock pop, 70s and 80s electro to the sounds of a modern UK social soundscape. It became its own brit based music scene successful in the UK mainly, but with some success internationally.

i will need to have a look at the poll to see what they have listed


i can't find the list or poll
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Old 11-04-2014, 17:39
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Didnt like Ocean Colour Scene. Too derivative and affected for me. Difficult period much prefered the indi scene from late eighties through to early 90's.
the shoegazing stuff and a lot of what was coming out of American was way more interesting IMO.
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Old 11-04-2014, 18:01
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The poll has closed but I chose The Verve's 'Bitter Sweet Symphony'.
Because it is as close to a pop music masterpiece as you can get.
It works on every level, musical, lyrical, production, social, emotional, moral, ...
It even samples 'The Stones' in a roundabout way.
Britpop at its most philosophical?
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Old 11-04-2014, 22:03
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On BBC4 now
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Old 11-04-2014, 22:17
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Blur - Girls and Boys airing...
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:07
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I have some catching up to do, not managed to catch 6 Music or BBC Four tonight.

I did read that Common People won the poll though. Good choice.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:19
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They passed me by at the time, but Echobelly sounded absolutely joyous, in fact Great Things seems to have aged better than anything else.

Just to let you know where I'm coming from, I could never understand the appeal of Pulp at all, in fact I always turned them off whenever they appeared on the TV. Bitter Sweet Symphony was a dirge as well, as was The Drugs Don't Work - surely the most over rated song of all time.

Marion were better than all of them as far as I was concerned.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:42
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Girls and Boys is/was the best single to come out of the whole Britpop movement. It still sounds fresh to this day.
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Old 12-04-2014, 19:54
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Great thread!makes me think of happy times being young and carefree before mortgage, hubby and kids came along! I loved the whole of that era and loved the songs but if I had to choose one, I would have to agree with pointy and go for girls and boys by blur.it is a great song and reminds me of a girly holiday I went on in kos where it was played EVERYWHERE.
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Old 12-04-2014, 22:59
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They passed me by at the time, but Echobelly sounded absolutely joyous, in fact Great Things seems to have aged better than anything else.
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I concur a forgotten Gem of the Era. The poll was obviously made up from a pre-fixed shortlist....Dodgy and Space and no Some Might Say, Live Forever? Don't think so! But I can see why they done this to get a broader spectrum of the genre.

Common people a very MOR choice but to be expected. Bittersweet Sympathy is class though.

Sophie Ellis Bextor done a great cover of Do You Remember The First Time on the BBC4 session show.

Great times indeed.
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Old 13-04-2014, 00:47
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Girls and Boys is/was the best single to come out of the whole Britpop movement. It still sounds fresh to this day.
It's actually rather atypical of the movement, closer to synthpop than anything else.
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Old 13-04-2014, 02:00
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It's actually rather atypical of the movement, closer to synthpop than anything else.
Yes, quite synthy but shows how diverse Blur could be in their musical styles.
Not my fav band at the time but they should have been.
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Old 13-04-2014, 04:01
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It's actually rather atypical of the movement, closer to synthpop than anything else.
That's why Blur were my favourite band of that period, they were/are more adventurous than their peers. Songs like To the End and This is a Low show they were a tad more ambitious with their music-making.
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Old 13-04-2014, 12:08
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There were some very strange choices on the poll. Everything Must Go by the Manics rather than A Design For Life in particular.
Of course, the Manics weren;t a typically britpop group anyway. They first had chart success in the late eighties and were definitely not from the lager and football culture of most Britpop groups.
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Old 13-04-2014, 12:10
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They passed me by at the time, but Echobelly sounded absolutely joyous, in fact Great Things seems to have aged better than anything else.

Just to let you know where I'm coming from, I could never understand the appeal of Pulp at all, in fact I always turned them off whenever they appeared on the TV. Bitter Sweet Symphony was a dirge as well, as was The Drugs Don't Work - surely the most over rated song of all time.

Marion were better than all of them as far as I was concerned.
I was never that keen on Pulp or Blur.
Loved those two the Verve songs you've mentioned though
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Old 13-04-2014, 13:34
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the 90s were an interesting time musically...

charts internationally - seemed less similar to each other than now... what was happening in other parts of the world?

there was a european scene? [mainly dance and pop]
uk scene? [mainly dance, pop and brit pop]
us scene? [mainly rock, grunge, country and pop]

i'm not totally sure?

did reggae have a resurgence internationally?
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Old 13-04-2014, 14:22
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Of course, the Manics weren;t a typically britpop group anyway. They first had chart success in the late eighties and were definitely not from the lager and football culture of most Britpop groups.
The Manics were one of those groups who jumped on the Britpop bandwagon. Their Everything Must Go album featured a definite shift in their attitudes. Although they released a couple of small label singles in the late 80's, it wasn't until 91 or 92 they had chart success. I'd definitely argue that James Dean Bradfield was a lager and football type of guy!
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