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  100 Greatest Britpop Artists
"Britpop" is a brand of UK alternative/indie rock that emerged in Britain from about 1988 onwards.
Britpop reached its pinnacle in 1995/6 with intense rivalries between Oasis and Blur and their infamous chart battle known as "The Battle of the Bands".
The genre fizzled out at the end of the 90s, although a second wave of Britpop has started in the 00s.
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  The Godfathers of Britpop: the dichotomy of the mid-90s
The Godfathers of Britpop: the dichotomy of the mid-90s
The Godfathers of Britpop: the dichotomy of the mid-1990s
Indeed the greatest lie in the whole Britpop con trick was the idea that its exponents were an antidote to the Major government, somehow bright, optimistic and forward-looking where it was (unlike them of course) parochial and nostalgic.
www.elidor.freeserve.co.uk /britpop.htm   (946 words)

  Britpop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britpop was a British alternative rock and cultural movement which gained popularity in Great Britain in the mid 1990s, characterised by the prominence of bands influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s.
Britpop groups were strongly influenced by the British guitar music of the 1960s and 1970s, particularly the two Rock and Roll trends of the British Invasion: the "rocker" cornerstones like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and their Mod contemporaries like The Who, The Kinks, and The Small Faces.
The ceremony was packed with britpop artists, but it was Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker who stole the show by invading the stage during a performance by Michael Jackson and flashing his rear.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Britpop   (3237 words)

 Britpop - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Britpop, high-spirited style of rock music that was popular in the mid-1990s, following a period in which the main trend in alternative rock had...
In Britain, the mid-1990s phenomenon of Britpop, exemplified by bands such as Oasis and Blur, provided a strongly melodic, guitar-band style that...
The band refined this process with Parklife (1994), a commercial and artistic success, which highlighted a musical genre that became known as...
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 Britpop: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Often derided as clingers-on to the tail end of britpop, mansun is considered by a loyal fanbase to be one of the finest, if silliest, rock bands of the 1990s]...
Elastica were a britpop band in the 1990s, formed by justine frischmann after leaving suede in 1991 in music1991....
As it seems Britpop is still alive and considering the on-going success of past and new acts – it's unlikely to subdue in the next couple of years.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/britpop.htm   (6552 words)

 Britpop   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britpop is the common term used for variety of popular British bands from the to late 90s.
Britpop arose from the "indie" scene the eighties and was inspired by by such as The Smiths and its successors: "baggy" typified by Manchester 's (or should that be Madchester 's) The Happy Mondays and " shoegazing " bands such as Ride.
Overall Britpop tended to emphasise the use guitars as opposed to the electronic crossover of the indie-dance scene that preceded it some synth bands such as Stereolab and Saint Etienne (both of whom had existed long the emergence of Britpop itself) did find hailed as part of the Britpop scene.
www.freeglossary.com /Brit_Pop   (528 words)

 List of Britpop musicians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Britpop was a genre of alternative rock music from mid-1990s Britain.
Notable British bands and artists with an identifiably "Britpop" sound who were active during the "first wave" of 1993-1997.
Bands and artists active after the 90s who have what could be considered a "Britpop" sound.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_Britpop_musicians   (109 words)

 Britpop: Towards a Musicological Assessment, Leeds, April 1997
There is a clear sense in which the Britpop genre, even as it moves away from the Beatles/Kinks/Small Faces-centred British music of the `sixties which inspired it, and adopts a sound and a style more resonant with `nineties Britain, retains a fixation on a peculiarly one dimensional vision of the British identity.
Possible definitions of Britpop will be examined, and the argument put forward that one of its key features concerns its part in a far broader trend: that of considerable changes in the cultural roles of various musical styles.
Throughout Britpop, certain concepts of triviality can be discerned which trace an ironic form of self-critique within the genre, and which raise a number of aesthetic and ideological problematics concerning its meaning, its relationship to the history of popular music, and its relationship to other genres.
www.sun.rhbnc.ac.uk /Music/Conferences/97-4-brp.html   (1170 words)

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Britpop draws on elements of British rock and pop from as far back as the 1960's, with the consequence that it has been labelled a regressive movement, looking backwards to the heyday of the guitar-based beat combo for it's inspiration, although the diversity within the movement means this charge can only be partially true.
As its name implies, britpop comments on and reflects British life, without too much concern for how it is received across the Atlantic.
Some regard Paul Weller as the pioneer of the movement, but it's first true protagonists were the hard-hitting band Suede, who led the way for Blur, based in London, and Oasis, based in Manchester to engage in a high profile media-induced regional rivalry.
www.shrout.co.uk /britpop.html   (287 words)

 Scotsman.com Living - Film - Dogfight at the Oasis
Live Forever is a new documentary on the Britpop era of the mid-1990s, when success stories like Pulp, Blur and Oasis, TFI Friday and hip films such as Trainspotting created an atmosphere of national cultural jubilation soon co-opted by Tony Blair, who was famously namechecked at the Brit Awards by Oasis’s Noel Gallagher.
The Britpop "phenomenon" was indicative of the reactionary nature of the English media.
Britpop was similarly a reflection of what was happening to the music industry as a whole.
living.scotsman.com /film.cfm?id=339632003   (1297 words)

 Epinions.com - Britpop from an American's Perspective: Where Do I Go From Here?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They were among the earliest Britpop bands that connected with both fans and critics with their 1994 debut Definitely Maybe.
Britpop is an often misunderstood and often overlooked genre in the United States.
I hesitate to call Suede’s sophomore album Britpop, but for lack of a better descriptor that is what it is. Their debut may have been more “important,” but Dog Man Star is truly the better release.
www.epinions.com /content_4447182980   (3168 words)

 Britpop Downloads - Download Britpop Music - Download Britpop MP3s
Although the movement originated in the U.K. indie scene, Britpop was unabashedly commercial - its bands prized big, shiny, catchy hooks, as well as the glamour of mainstream pop stardom and the sense that they were creating the soundtrack to the lives of a new generation of British youth.
Britpop's youthful exuberance and desire for recognition were reactions not only against the shy, anti-star personas of the early-'90s shoegazer bands, but also the dourness of American grunge and the faceless producers behind the growing electronic-dance underground.
Suede kick started the Britpop revolution of the '90s, bringing English indie pop/rock music away from the swirling layers of shoegazing and dance-pop fusions of Madchester, and reinstating such conventions of British pop as mystique and the three-minute single.
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Blur and Oasis are generally considered the scene's most prominent acts, though other bands associated with Britpop at various stages included Suede, Pulp, Ocean Colour Scene, Supergrass, The Verve and Radiohead.
In the following three years (1993 – 1995) other Britpop acts dominated the music weeklies - Mansun, Elastica, Echobelly, Sleeper, Supergrass, Primal Scream, The Auteurs, The Boo Radleys, Pulp, Cast (a band formed by John Power, former bassist for The La's), The Bluetones, Black Grape, Torrindale, Space and The Divine Comedy.
This can be seen as a continuation of the evolution of new bands and scenes from old, and the rapid turnover of 'genres', in the British music scene.
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 Britpop   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain.
The movement emerged from the indie scene of the early 1990s and was characterised by bands influenced by British guitar pop music of the 1960s and 1970s.
Although Britpop bands did not have a single unifying sound, the media grouped them together first as a 'scene' and later as a national cultural movement.
www.buzznet.com /tags/britpop   (282 words)

 EducationGuardian.co.uk | News crumb | GCSE music: a, Oasis, b, Blur, c, Pulp
From September pupils will be quizzed on Oasis and other Britpop staples such as Blur and Pulp in an attempt by examiners to make the qualification more contemporary and engaging for teenagers.
In the exam pupils will have to listen to excerpts of Britpop's greatest hits on headsets and answer questions on the structure of the songs, style of music, rhythm and what instruments are used.
A spokeswoman for Edexcel said the planned inclusion of Britpop from September was part of an attempt to "engage" pupils more in the subject.
education.guardian.co.uk /schools/story/0,5500,1402888,00.html   (540 words)

 Urban Dictionary: BritPop
Britpop is indie pop music that came out of the UK in the the 90s, key word here THE NINTIES.
Some early 2000's bands are Britpop like, but aren't at the height of the movement.
some good britpop bands are oasis, doves, travis, pulp, and the smiths.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=BritPop   (443 words)

Perhaps the first true Britpop band was Suede, who, with their 1993 debut, cast out the dance flavors of Madchester in favor of a concise style that would come to typify Britpop.
Britpop broke through with the arrival of its biggest band, Oasis, and their ‘94 debut, Definitely Maybe, which debuted at #1 on the UK charts.
Britpop might be dead, but its creators and their followers are flourishing.
www.coldplaying.com /index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3243   (751 words)

 Drowned in Sound - Features - Opinion - Oh, what a lovely day to drink some English tea: Britpop in 2005
Britpop personified, minus the class-A excess and hatred of America.
I mean, OK, all the bands are vaguely Britpop in some embarrassing way (from whence the humour arose, etc), but half of them are one's that Adie likes, and half of them she hates.
I hope the current scene doesn't go the same way as Britpop did and just degenerate into a drugs and booze orgy and lose all releveance as I think their are some great pop bands about at the minute (and some shit ones).
www.drownedinsound.com /articles/11115   (4633 words)

 PULP - The forgotten hero's of Britpop?
Towards the end of the Britpop era I think their music had become overshadowed by Cocker becoming overexposed, especially when he annoyed some weird pop star bloke at an awards show, and the tabloids began to paint him as a Captain Wacky character.
If Britpop is a sound, a style, a whole sub-genre typified by some particular albums, then perhaps you are right to subtract those bands.
In fact, at the the hight of Britpop in 1995, MSP didn't even put a record out, which given Richey's disappearance was entirely the right decision.
www.empireonline.com /forum/tm.asp?m=89600&mpage=1&key=&NID=0#89600   (4044 words)

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