On this week’s edition of the Celebration Rock podcast, we discussed one of the most vital musical movements of the ’90s rock.
Back in the mid-’90s, some of the best and most exciting rock records came out of the U.K., thanks to a generation of bands with tremendous style, spirit, and smarts. This movement was dubbed Britpop, and it was spearheaded by bands such as Oasis, Blur, Pulp, and Suede. But what was Britpop, exactly? Was it a real genre, or just a catch-all term to describe artists with similar accents and haircuts?
In March, the music website Pitchfork compiled a list of the Top 50 Britpop Albums Of All-Time, which I was asked to vote in. Are there really 50 great Britpop albums that are still worth revisiting? How does the era hold up? Steve talks it out with Pitchfork’s associate feature editor Stacey Anderson, who spearheaded the Britpop list.