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3 hrs ago | The Spectator

Britpop 25 years on: the Tory voters who love Oasis

It's twenty-five years since the dawn of Britpop, but does anyone still care about it? YouGov has carried out some polling on the subject today.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Stranger

The Good Mixer Promises to Be an Oasis of Britpop

The 20th anniversary of paradigmatic Britpop albums Parklife by Blur and His 'n' Hers by Pulp has given rise to the Good Mixer , a dance party presented by local band Tea Cozies and emceed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio DJ Marco Collins at Lo-Fi April 17 .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp

Metro

NEWBlog10 of the best (and worst) moments from 20 years of Britpop

Can it really be 20 years since the birth of Britpop? It's amazing, but true. The untimely death of Kurt Cobain is largely agreed upon as the moment we saw the music world's conker swing back across the Atlantic to get on board a distinctly British bandwagon, and a new genre was born.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Suede, The Bluetones

Metro

NEWBlogWhere are those Britpop band members now?

Think of Britpop and who immediately comes to mind? Blur and Oasis, most definitely.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp, Suede

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Star

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With comments like: "I hate that Alex and Damon. I hope they catch Aids and die" coming from Noel Gallagher, whether you were an Oasis or Blur fan could destroy friendships and become a dealbreaker for prospective dates.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, James Blunt

The Independent

James Blunt accuses Damon Albarn of disguising his 'upper class...

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Suffolk County, England, Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

NME

James Blunt: 'Damon Albarn has got a silver spoon stuck up his arse'

James Blunt has criticised Damon Albarn for hiding his upper-class background. Blunt, who was privately educated at the exclusive Harrow School in north west London, also claims he is one of the few stars in the music industry who doesn't hide their roots.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Pop/Rock

Billboard

Watch Pulp Make Triumphant U.S. Return on 'Jimmy Fallon'

The Jarvis Cocker-led group came out on top of the BBC Radio 6 Music poll ahead of songs by the Verve, Oasis, Blur, Suede, the Bluetones and Ash.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp, Oasis, The Bluetones

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Metro

NEWBlogNine things the kids of today will never understand about Britpop

I was 16 in 1994 at the high-watermark of Britpop. Oasis released their first album Definitely Maybe.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Pop/Rock, Oasis

Sat Apr 12, 2014

NME

Damon Albarn performs Blur songs at BBC's Maida Vale Studios - " watch

Damon Albarn performed Blur songs 'This Is A Low' and 'For Tomorrow' during a visit to BBC's Maida Vale studios.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Independent.ie

Common People tops Britpop poll

The Pulp track Common People has been voted the best of Britpop in a poll held to mark 20 years since the musical movement's heyday.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp, Celebrities, William Shatner, Oasis

Brand Republic

Scene & Erred: Dawbell/Corden coup, wellytents and Alex James gets obsessive

Behold a new coalition, and it's far more plausible than the one we've had to put up with.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

NME

Alex James: 'I still annoy Noel Gallagher'four

Alex James described Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn as "best buddies" while appearing on XFM Breakfast with Jon Holmes this morning .

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International Business Times

Big Day Out: AJ Maddah Hits Out At Blur Singer Damon Albarn, Says The Band Were Having 'Fisticuffs

Big Day Out co-promoter AJ Maddah has hit out at Blur's Damon Albarn for claiming they pulled out of the festival because they were "disillusioned."

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

NME

Blur's Dave Rowntree remixes song by new band The Cadbury Sisters - listen

Blur 's Dave Rowntree has remixed a song by new folk band The Cadbury Sisters . Sharing confectionery brand related names - The Cadbury Sisters are actually descendents of William Cadbury, who founded the chocolate company - the musicians have come together on a new version of the song 'Milk'.

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Stereogum

Damon Albarn Says New Gorillaz Album Almost Definitely Happening,...

Sometimes I think Damon Albarn is trolling me personally. One of the first things I wrote for Stereogum was a Counting Down of his non-Blur projects , and I opened it by saying: That was June 6, 2012 - nearly two full years ago! Last May - LAST MAY - he announced he had finished - FINISHED - recording his solo debut album, which he has now spent ... (more)

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Britpop was more than just guitar bands showing off - it was a celebration of British life

In 1993, I was the deputy editor of pop bible the New Musical Express, and finding anything to like in the music we covered was getting harder with every issue If you didn't like Nirvana, or greasy hair, or looking like you were about to creosote the fence, 1993 was a bad time to be young and into pop culture.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Grunge, Pop/Rock, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

The New Zealand Herald

BDO vs Blur: Promoter claims 'fisticuffs' caused issue

A Big Day Out promoter says Blur pulled out of this year's music festival because members of the reformed Britpop act were having "fisticuffs" while on tour.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

NME

Damon Albarn unveils new track 'Heavy Seas Of Love' - " listenfour

Damon Albarn has revealed a new track titled 'Heavy Seas Of Love' - listen to it below.

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IcNetwork

Oasis, Blur, Pulp and me: How I fell in love with Britpop

Britpop was loved by many, despised by few and a way of life too. Kathryn Williams remembers how it impacted her teenage years.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oasis, Explosion

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