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18th Apr '17 10:14:02 AM malifee
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* SlummingIt: The genre was marked by a tendency to idealise and imitate traditional English working class culture, despite the affluent backgrounds of many of the musicians. This attitude was aggressively criticised by one of the biggest hit singles of Britpop, Pulp's "Common People".

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* SlummingIt: The genre was marked by a tendency to idealise and imitate traditional a version of English working class culture, despite the affluent backgrounds of many of the musicians. This attitude was aggressively criticised by one of the biggest hit singles of Britpop, Pulp's "Common People".People", although the literal origins of the song come from Sheffield native Jarvis Cocker's experiences with a sculpture student while at university. He has however described it as a response to the "class tourism" of bands like Blur.
28th Mar '17 11:15:54 PM thelivingtoad
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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them). Indie pop groups who had been around for more than five years, such as The Lightning Seeds (fronted by Ian Broudie, a founding member of pioneering PostPunk group Big in Japan) and Denim (formed out of the ashes of Music/{{Felt}}), also began to find attention around this time.

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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them). Indie pop groups who had been around for more than five years, such as The Wedding Present (a band from the north of England whose cult following started to become big enough to actually get their singles into the Top 40), The Lightning Seeds (fronted by Ian Broudie, a founding member of pioneering PostPunk group Big in Japan) and Denim (formed out of the ashes of Music/{{Felt}}), also began to find attention around this time.
21st Feb '17 10:23:12 PM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Blur}}, a former {{shoegazing}}[=/=]Madchester act that, after touring America in 1992 and finding the experience dreadful, became one of Britpop's leading lights, hearkening back to British pop music of TheSixties such as TheKinks.

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* Music/{{Blur}}, a former {{shoegazing}}[=/=]Madchester act that, after touring America in 1992 and finding the experience dreadful, became one of Britpop's leading lights, hearkening back to British pop music of TheSixties such as TheKinks.Music/TheKinks.
26th Jan '17 8:44:24 AM TrippyDippy
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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them). Indie pop groups who had been around for more than five years, such as The Lightning Seeds (fronted by Ian Broudie, a founding member of pioneering PostPunk group Big in Japan) and Denim (formed out of the ashes of Music/Felt), also began to find attention around this time.

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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them). Indie pop groups who had been around for more than five years, such as The Lightning Seeds (fronted by Ian Broudie, a founding member of pioneering PostPunk group Big in Japan) and Denim (formed out of the ashes of Music/Felt), Music/{{Felt}}), also began to find attention around this time.
26th Jan '17 8:43:53 AM TrippyDippy
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'''Britpop''' was a somewhat ill-defined scene in British AlternativeRock in the mid-90s. When in 1991 Music/{{Nirvana}} released "Smells Like Teen Spirit", {{Grunge}} quickly took over the British music consciousness: suddenly everyone had long hair and scrappy clothes again. A loose rabble of musicians in Britain took exception to this, and in 1992 Britpop was born - music that was somehow 'British' rather than the American stuff. Music/{{Blur}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV8CxSO5imQ Popscene]]" is often cited as the first Britpop song, with Suede's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nWJQStqrfw The Drowners]]" following shortly.

Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).

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'''Britpop''' was a somewhat ill-defined scene in British AlternativeRock in [[TheNineties the mid-90s.mid-1990s]]. When in 1991 Music/{{Nirvana}} released "Smells Like Teen Spirit", {{Grunge}} quickly took over the British music consciousness: suddenly everyone had long hair and scrappy clothes again. A loose rabble of musicians in Britain took exception to this, and in 1992 Britpop was born - music that was somehow 'British' rather than the American stuff. Music/{{Blur}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV8CxSO5imQ Popscene]]" is often cited as the first Britpop song, with Suede's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nWJQStqrfw The Drowners]]" following shortly.

Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up lasting longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).
them). Indie pop groups who had been around for more than five years, such as The Lightning Seeds (fronted by Ian Broudie, a founding member of pioneering PostPunk group Big in Japan) and Denim (formed out of the ashes of Music/Felt), also began to find attention around this time.



Additionally, there were several, smaller groups of varying popularity (and quality) that rode the Britpop wave to a handful of chart singles. Among them are Dodgy, Menswear, Smaller, Mansun, Reef, Arnold, Mega City Four, Longpigs, Catatonia, The Lightning Seeds, Rialto, Jack, 60 Ft. Dolls, These Animal Men, Gene, Hurricane #1, Shed Seven, The Supernaturals, Northern Uproar, Babybird, Texas, Cast (formed by the backing vocalist of Britpop influencers The La's), Theaudience (notable for jumpstarting Music/SophieEllisBextor's career) and Music/MyLifeStory. Many of these groups were considered to be FollowTheLeader acts to the big names, and many never even managed a blip on the radar outside of the UK, but they all have their own devoted followings to this day.

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Additionally, there were several, smaller groups of varying popularity (and quality) that rode the Britpop wave to a handful of chart singles. Among them are Dodgy, Menswear, Smaller, Mansun, Reef, Arnold, Mega City Four, Longpigs, Catatonia, The Lightning Seeds, Rialto, Jack, 60 Ft. Dolls, These Animal Men, Gene, Hurricane #1, Shed Seven, The Supernaturals, Northern Uproar, Babybird, Texas, Cast (formed by the backing vocalist of Britpop influencers The La's), Theaudience (notable for jumpstarting Music/SophieEllisBextor's career) and Music/MyLifeStory. Many of these groups were considered to be FollowTheLeader acts to the big names, and many never even managed a blip on the radar outside of the UK, but they all have their own devoted followings to this day.
11th Jan '17 1:20:15 PM GaryKing95
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Today, the genre survives in the form of Post-Britpop, an even ''less'' well-defined category that formed in mid-1998. It's occupied by bands like Music/{{Placebo}}, Music/{{Feeder}}, Stereophonics, Music/{{Keane}}, Music/{{Elbow}}, Music/{{Travis}}, Music/{{Peace}}, Swim Deep, Superfood, Music/SnowPatrol, Bell [=X1=], Athlete, Music/BlocParty, Embrace, Music/KaiserChiefs, Music/FranzFerdinand, Doves, Toploader, Music/{{Coldplay}}, China Rats, Idlewild, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Gay Dad]].

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Today, the genre survives in the form of Post-Britpop, an even ''less'' well-defined category that formed in mid-1998. It's occupied by bands like Music/{{Placebo}}, Music/{{Feeder}}, Stereophonics, Starsailor, Music/{{Keane}}, Music/{{Elbow}}, Music/{{Travis}}, Music/{{Peace}}, Swim Deep, Superfood, Music/SnowPatrol, Bell [=X1=], Athlete, Music/BlocParty, Embrace, Music/KaiserChiefs, Music/FranzFerdinand, Doves, Toploader, Music/{{Coldplay}}, China Rats, Idlewild, and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Gay Dad]].
29th Aug '16 12:41:02 AM PaulA
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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up [[LongRunner lasting longer]] than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).

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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up [[LongRunner lasting longer]] longer than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).



* LongRunner: Subverted as many Britpop bands split up when Britpop died or not long after. Two of Britpop's major bands, Blur and Pulp, stuck around until 2003 (with Blur reuniting in 2009, and [[IncrediblyLamePun a good chunk of Pulp]] became members of [[FaceOfTheBand lead singer Jarvis Cocker]]'s solo band until the band announced a proper reunion in 2011). However, Oasis, Supergrass and The Bluetones stuck around well after Britpop died and only very recently (2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively) split. Currently the only five major Britpop bands that still exist without breaking up and reuniting or going on a long hiatus are the Welsh bands ManicStreetPreachers and Super Furry Animals (both of whom were only barely involved in Britpop), the English groups Ocean Colour Scene and The Charlatans (both of whom actually predate the movement) and the Northern Irish band Ash (which was formed by teenagers in the mid-90's).
20th Aug '16 4:42:59 AM Morgenthaler
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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up [[LongRunner lasting longer]] than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).

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Despite the eager tagging of bands, what exactly Britpop ''was'' is difficult to define. Among the earliest adapters were TheStoneRoses Music/TheStoneRoses in 1989 (who themselves were part of "Madchester", a sort of halfway point between HouseMusic and Britpop), but they never lived up to the promise of their first album. Then there were Music/TheLas, who were either twenty years ahead of their time or twenty behind. ManicStreetPreachers, Music/ManicStreetPreachers, a Welsh group that was influenced equally by GlamRock, PunkRock and American hard rock, were another early innovator of the Britpop sound (and actually wound up [[LongRunner lasting longer]] than most of the bands that were directly influenced by them).
9th May '16 2:56:16 AM DaveyDoodlebug
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4th May '16 8:37:43 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Suede}}, glam rockers taking cues from DavidBowie who camped it up around Camden Town and got their picture on the cover of Melody Maker before they even had a record out.

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* Music/{{Suede}}, glam rockers taking cues from DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie who camped it up around Camden Town and got their picture on the cover of Melody Maker before they even had a record out.
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