20 Years Of Britpop

The Sound Of Someone Losing The Plot: Britpop’s Big Comedown And What Came Next

Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people -- particularly,…
Ryan Leas | April 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Liam Gallagher Tweeted “OASIS,” But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Liam Gallagher spent a couple hours on Twitter yesterday, and over the course of five tweets, one letter at a time, he spelled out one…
Michael Nelson | April 25, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Watch Damon Albarn Drop In On A London Pub To Sing “Parklife” With The House Band

It's hard to imagine a better way to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Blur's Parklife than singing along to the title track with an entire…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Anniversary

Parklife Turns 20

It was a profoundly strange experience to type out the headline "Parklife Turns 20." More so than the other anniversaries I've written for Stereogum, the…
Ryan Leas | April 25, 2014 - 8:42 am

Grayscale Confessions: Damon Albarn On Life, Technology, Everyday Robots, And The Legacy Of Britpop

Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren't supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to…
Ryan Leas | April 24, 2014 - 2:46 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Verve Songs

Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve. I can think of, well,…
Ryan Leas | April 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Peter Buck Reveals How R.E.M. Once Sabotaged The Verve

It's Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the…
Sam Behrens | April 24, 2014 - 11:42 am

Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now?

Britpop luminaries such as Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker have been in the public eye a lot in recent years, either…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

Win An Official Blur Britannia Tea Set

Since we're already running a big Oasis sweepstakes for Britpop Week we just had to have one for the other titan and rival of the…
Miles Bowe | April 23, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Watch Live Forever: The Rise And Fall Of Brit Pop

We're celebrating Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and while there's lots of essential listening that comes with such a pursuit, there's not much in the…
Michael Nelson | April 23, 2014 - 3:34 pm


Caught By The Buzz: A Look Back At Britpop’s B-List

Akin to the early-'90s post-Nirvana feeding frenzy in the Pacific Northwest, the Britpop explosion of the mid-'90s spawned a similar slash-and-burn signing boom on the…
John Everhart | April 23, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From The Definitely Maybe 33⅓

It was 20 years ago this week that Britpop first emerged as a major cultural force, thanks to the dual releases of Blur's Parklife and…
Stereogum | April 22, 2014 - 1:43 pm

The Rise And Fall Of The Britpop Dance Night

I met my wife at a Britpop dance night. This was January 2003 at Underground, the monthly Britpop night at the Ottobar in Baltimore, right…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2014 - 10:29 am

Damon Albarn & Noel Gallagher: A Timeline

As resident anglophile Michael Nelson explained in his tremendous introduction to Britpop Week, the era's feuds are almost as essential to Britpop history as the…
Chris DeVille | April 22, 2014 - 10:13 am

Win An Oasis Definitely Maybe Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

Britpop turns 20 this year, and we're celebrating at Stereogum in grand fashion all this week, in particular because several iconic Britpop albums are hitting…
Miles Bowe | April 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm