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From the Beatles to Oasis via Temples, Supergrass, Blur, Pulp and more - your one-stop shop for the best of Britpop.

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Title Artist Album Duration
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Remastered)
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 00:03:28

John Lennon, ComposerLyricist - Paul Mccartney, ComposerLyricist - George Martin, Producer - The Beatles, MainArtist

℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)

She Bangs the Drums (Remastered)
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition) 00:03:52

John Squire, Lyricist - John Squire, Composer - The Stone Roses, Performer - Paul Schröder, Engineer - Ian Brown, Lyricist - Ian Brown, Re-Mastering Engineer - Ian Brown, Composer - John Davis, Engineer - John Leckie, Producer - John Leckie, Re-Mastering Engineer

(P) 2009 Silvertone Records Limited

No Milk Today (2003 Remaster)
Herman's Hermits Into Something Good (The Mickie Most Years 1964-1972) 00:02:53

Mickie Most, Producer - Herman's Hermits, MainArtist - Graham Gouldman, Composer

© 2008 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Country House (2012 Remastered Version)
Blur The Great Escape (Special Edition) 00:03:56

John Smith, Engineer - Alex James, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar - Roddy Lorimer, Trumpet - Louisa Fuller, Violin - Rick Koster, Violin - John Metcalfe, Viola - Tim Sanders, Saxophone - Simon Clarke, Saxophone - Dave Rowntree, Composer, Drums - STEPHEN STREET, Producer, Remastering Engineer - Neil Sidwell, Trombone - Graham Coxon, Composer, Banjo, Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals - Blur, MainArtist - Damon Albarn, Composer, Producer, Organ, Piano, Vocals, Synthesizer - Frank Arkwright, Remastering Engineer - Tom Girling, Assistant Engineer, Assistant - Julia Gardner, Assistant Engineer, Assistant - Ivan McCermoy, Cello

© 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Care Of Cell 44
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle 00:03:55


1968 Marquis Enterprises Ltd 1968 Marquis Enterprises Ltd

Disco 2000 (Album Version)
Pulp Different Class (Deluxe Edition) 00:04:33

CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Jarvis Cocker, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Mackey, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Candida Doyle, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Nick Banks, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Russell Senior, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mark Webber, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Pulp, MainArtist

℗ 1995 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited, Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

The Village Green Preservation Society (Stereo Mix)
The Kinks Picture Book 00:02:49

Raymond Douglas Davies, Composer - Ray Davies, Producer, Writer - The Kinks, MainArtist

© 2008 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1968 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

Lily Allen Alright, Still 00:03:15

Lily Allen, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Darren Lewis, Keyboards, Percussion, Programmer, Writer, Audio Recording Engineer - Iyiola Babalola, Keyboards, Percussion, Programmer, Writer, Audio Recording Engineer - Future Cut, Producer, MixingEngineer - Clive Hunte, Bass Guitar - John Ellis, Keyboards - Michael Rose, Saxophone - JACKIE MITTOO, Writer - Dan Porter, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Tim Debney, MasteringEngineer - Paul Farr, Guitar - Mike Pelanconi, Audio Recording Engineer, MixingEngineer - Paul Powell, Drums - Eddie Thornton, Trumpet - Trevor Edwards, Trombone - Clement Dodd, Writer - Tim Burrell, MasteringEngineer

© 2008 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2006 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

The Kids Are Alright (Stereo Version)
The Who My Generation (Stereo Version) 00:03:06

Nicky Hopkins, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - John Entwistle, Bass Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Keith Moon, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - The Who, MainArtist - Pete Townshend, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Roger Daltrey, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Shel Talmy, Producer

℗ 2002 Geffen Records

Miles Kane Colour Of The Trap 00:03:29

Alex Turner, Composer - Alex Turner, Lyricist - Alexis Smith, 2nd Engineer - Dan Carey, Bass - Dan Carey, Keyboards - Dan Carey, Producer - Dan The Automator, Producer - Gruff Rhys, Background Vocal - John Davis, Mastering Engineer - Leo Taylor, Drums - Lianne Barnes, Background Vocal - Miles Kane, Composer - Miles Kane, Guitar - Miles Kane, Lyricist - Miles Kane, Performer - Miles Kane, Vocal - Tim Carter, 2nd Engineer - Tom Elmhirst, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Spice Girls Spice 00:02:53

Richard Stannard, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Melanie Brown, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Melanie Chisholm, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adrian Bushby, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark 'Spike' Stent, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Geri Halliwell, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Emma Bunton, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Matt Rowe, Producer, Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Spice Girls, MainArtist - Mel Brown, ComposerLyricist - Victoria Beckham, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1996 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1996 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Limited

Friday I'm In Love (Album Version)
The Cure Wish 00:03:35

Mark Saunders, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Young, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Whitfield, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shaun De Feo, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Danton Supple, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Smith, Composer, Author, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andy Baker, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - The Cure, MainArtist - BORIS WILLIAMS, Composer, Producer, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - SIMON GALLUP, Composer, Producer, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Porl Thompson, Composer, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Perry Bamonte, Composer, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Mark Warner, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Bandy, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David M. Allen, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Parry, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1992 Fiction Records Ltd., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc.

Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (Deluxe Remastered Edition) 00:04:54

Noel Gallagher, Composer, Producer - Owen Morris, Producer - Oasis, MainArtist - Dead Leg Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd, MusicPublisher

(C) 2014 Big Brother Recordings Ltd (P) 2014 Big Brother Recordings Ltd

Standing Next To Me
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age Of The Understatement 00:02:22

The Last Shadow Puppets, interprète

2008 Domino Recording Co Ltd 2008 Domino Recording Co Ltd

Carrie Anne (2003 Remaster)
The Hollies Finest 00:02:56

Tony Hicks, Vocals, Writer, Lead Guitar - Allan Clarke, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Ron Richards, Producer - The Hollies, MainArtist - Peter Mew, Digital Remasterer Engineer - Graham nash, Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar - Bobby Elliott, Drums - Eric Haydock, Bass Guitar

© 2007 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2003 The Hollies Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Bitter Sweet Symphony
Various Artists Cruel Intentions 00:05:58

KEITH RICHARDS, ComposerLyricist - MICK JAGGER, ComposerLyricist - The Verve, MainArtist - Martin “Youth” Glover, Producer

(C) 1999 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 1997 Virgin Records Limited

The Only One I Know
The Charlatans Some Friendly 00:03:58

Jon Baker, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Martin Blunt, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Charlatans, MainArtist - Rob Collins, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jon Brookes, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tim Burgess, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

1990 Dead Dead Good / Situation Two / Beggars Banquet Records Ltd 1990 Dead Dead Good / Situation Two / Beggars Banquet Records Ltd

There She Goes
The La's The La's (Deluxe Edition) 00:02:42

Steve Lillywhite, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Andrews, Producer - Chris Sharrock, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Lee Mavers, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - John Power, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - The La's, MainArtist - John Byrne, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Camell, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1988 Go! Discs Ltd.

Alright (2015 - Remaster)
Supergrass I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Collector's Edition) 00:03:01

John Cornfield, Engineer - Gareth Coombes, Composer - Michael Quinn, Composer - Daniel Goffey, Composer - Sam Williams, Producer, Mixer - Supergrass, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Rob Coombes, Keyboards - Danny Goffey, Composer, Drums, Backing Vocals - Gaz Coombes, Composer, Guitar, Vocals - Mick Quinn, Composer, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals - Frank Arkright, Remastering Engineer

© 2015 The Echo Label Limited, a BMG Company trading as ECHO ℗ 2015 The Echo Label Limited, a BMG Company trading as ECHO

Elenore (Remastered)
The Turtles The Battle of the Bands (Deluxe Version) 00:02:29

The Turtles, MainArtist - EMI LONGITUDE MUSIC, MusicPublisher

(C) 2016 Flo & Eddie, Inc (P) 2016 FloEdCo

Mama Said (Mono)
Dusty Springfield A Girl Called Dusty 00:02:12

Luther Dixon, ComposerLyricist - Dusty Springfield, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Franz, Producer - Willie Denson, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1964 Mercury Records Limited

Shelter Song
Temples Sun Structures (Deluxe) 00:03:11

Copyright Control, MusicPublisher - Temples, Artist, MainArtist - James Bagshaw, Lyricist, Producer, Mixer - James Bagshaw/Thomas Warmsley, Composer

2014 Heavenly Recordings under exclusive licence to [PIAS] Cooperative 2013 Heavenly Recordings

In My Place
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head 00:03:46

Richard George, Strings - Jon Bailey, Engineer - Ken Nelson, Producer, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - Chris Martin, Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Lead Vocals, Writer, Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer, MixingEngineer - George Marino, MasteringEngineer - Mark Phythian, Production, MixingEngineer, AdditionalEngineer - Peter Lale, Strings - Coldplay, MainArtist - Guy Berryman, Producer, Arranger, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer, MixingEngineer - Will Champion, Producer, Arranger, Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Writer, MixingEngineer - Jonny Buckland, Producer, Arranger, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Writer, MixingEngineer - Rik Simpson, Engineer - Chris Tombling, Strings - Ben Thackeray, AssistantEngineer - Danton Supple, MixingEngineer - Ann Lines, Strings - Leo Payne, Strings - Audrey Riley, String Arranger, Strings - Dan Green, Strings - Andrea Wright, AssistantEngineer - Susan Dench, Strings - Jon Withnall, Engineer - Laura "Melhewish" Melhuish, Strings

© 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company ℗ 2002 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

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From the Beatles to Oasis via Temples, Supergrass, Blur, Pulp and more - your one-stop shop for the best of Britpop.

Britpop in 10 Albums

by Charlotte Saintoin, Translated by Jack Butler

“If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I'm getting rid of grunge.” It was with this sentence from Damon Albarn in 1993 that England invaded the stage previously dominated by Nirvana and Seattle grunge. Britpop is deeply linked to politics and local identity and emerged just as Tony Blair and New Labour were entering the scene. English romanticism was once again becoming attractive compared to the American identity, which was considered too hollow in the UK. Make way for “Cool Britannia”.

Supergrass - I Should Coco (1995)
I Should Coco didn’t sound like anything else that was going on – Oasis sounded like they were on Mogadon compared with it. We soon got lumped in with Britpop though.” This is the view that Gaz Coombesonly 19 at the release of Supergrass’ debut album, holds today. Behind this striking album cover lied one of the greatest albums of the decade, selling over 1 million copies worldwide, half of which were sold in the UK. The trio, comprised of Gaz Coombes, Danny Goffey on drums and Mick Quinn on the bass, caught the eye of Parlophone following the release of their single Caught by the Fuzz on the independent label Backbeat, and in 40 minutes their debut album encapsulated the punk pop spirit inherited from The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Jam and Buzzcocks. Alright serves as the anthem of this album from which a candid and incandescent freshness emerges. "We are young, we run green / Keep our teeth nice and clean / See our friends, see the sights / Feel Alright", Gaz repeats. In contrast to Radiohead's sunken melancholy, Supergrass brought us some electric rejuvenation.

Oasis - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
Liam got a Rolex. I got a Rolls Royce. Which is brilliant, cos I can't drive and Liam can't tell the time.” Sitting at the top of the charts and on the glossy pages of magazines, the megalomaniacal Gallagher brothers continued their rise with (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? after having achieved their rock-star status as promised in Definitely Maybe (Rock’n’roll star). Alan White replaced Tony McCaroll on drums while Owen Morris was sent to production. Despite a serious altercation between Noel and Liam, the recording was quickly completed. Beginning with Hello, this follow-up album contains one rock anthem after another, all written by Noel. It is on this famous record that we find the cult hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger, Some Might Say and Champagne Supernova with a solo by Paul Weller. Between saturated rock, pop treasures and bare ballads, Noel – who kept all compositions to himself until 2 weeks before the sessions – outdid himself. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? is a more refined opus that’s richer and just as loud as the previous, from the piano of Don't Look Back in Anger to the strings of Wonderwall and the harmonica of The Swamp Song. With 15 million albums sold - a result Alan McGee had predicted - Morning Glory gave birth to Oasismania, from which the Gallaghers would never get away.

Pulp - Different Class (1995) 
1995 was the ultimate year for Britpop. It was the year of the release of Different Class and the hit Common People, in which Jarvis Cocker wrote about the unhealthy fascination for the working-class exhibited by the Greek woman he was hitting on. Cocker and Pulp were not born into Britpop and had in fact existed almost twenty years earlier. In Sheffield, 1978, Jarvis and his band were putting out records without any success, missing out on their breakthrough with every meeting. With His "N' Hers (the production of which was hated by Cocker), but especially with Different Class, his fifth effort, Pulp finally started surfing a wave that took them a long way. Taking a stark look at class struggles, the album mixes English pop, protean disco (Disco 2000), 6-minute long synthetic experiments (F.E.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E) and the glam rock of Bowie and Roxy Music to create a perfect formula ready to be gobbled up by the Britpop phenomenon. With Bill Brummond having refused, Chris Thomas was on production, and he made magic, especially on Common People which Cocker had half-heartedly drafted on a small Casio. True outsiders with the world listening, Pulp, with their disorientating pop and raw, sexually charged lyrics, became an unfiltered voice and one of the most sharp and fascinating groups of a strange era.

Suede – Coming Up (1996)
With the competition being dominated by Blur and Oasis, Suede were doing everything they could to stay out of this sphere which they considered too structured. Despite this, Brett Anderson still believes they were very much part of it. After Suede (1993) and Dog Man Star (1994), guitarist Bernard Butler left the South London combo following disagreements in the middle of the recording process, tearing apart the dynamic duo. Regardless, the pale, slender and decadent Brett Anderson shined with the highly successful Coming Up, including the brilliant tracks Trash and Beautiful Ones, as well as Filmstar, Lazy the 7 minutes of romantic pop that is The Chemistry Between Us. Undeniably inspired by Bowie and the glam rock of the 70s, this third opus moves away from the complex darkness of the previous records to an abundance of high-pitched riffs and dramatic touches. This is an album that almost crosses over to punk, with its cult cover being designed by Peter Saville, who, alongside Joy Division, was Anderson’s childhood hero. 

The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Is Bitter Sweet Symphony the very quintessence of The Verve? Inspired by the Stones, this hit didn’t do much for Richard Ashcroft's band other than give them a lawsuit against Allen Klein, founder of ABKCO records which also houses Jagger's music. The Verve had redeemed the rights to use The Stones' The Last Time (which already included the Staples Singers), but Klein felt they had drawn too deep and claimed royalties for the song. But this isn’t the only good song to come out of Urban Hymns, which came about following the trip-hop wave. For this album, Ashcroft and the other members of The Verve lifted their noses off the coke table for a while. The group’s arrangements elegantly paint a picture of English melancholy, punctuated by fluffy mornings (Velvet Morning) that drugs can’t sweeten (The Drugs Don't Work). First shoegaze with A Storm in Heaven, then funk on A Northern Soul, The Verve went whichever way the wind took them. Between the leisurely pop of Oasis (Lucky Man, Weeping Willow) and the heavy pop of Radiohead (Space and Time), The Verve retained their melodic heritage, made of bombastic arrangements and effect pedals (The Rolling People), as testified by the 15-minute long Come On/Deep Freeze. Released at the dusk of Britpop, Urban Hymns rekindled the flame a few moments before it went out for good.

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