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Best Britpop LP

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 05 Jul 2015, 20:30

"I Should Coco" by a length from "Parklife".
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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 05 Jul 2015, 20:33

If we're counting Suede, then I'd take their first album over everything else from that era.

Otherwise, yeah, I'd go for either of those two - maybe the Blur over the Supergrass one. And I've always much preferred Oasis' second album to the debut, so that'd come in third or fourth.

EDIT: I forgot Pulp! Both His N Hers and Different Class would come in after the Blur
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Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 05 Jul 2015, 20:40

I liked the singles running up to it but was underwhelmed by the Suede LP. Butler's baroque-maximal guitar jizzing over everything in tandem with the overwrought vocals got tired too. Having said that I've not heard it since, perhaps I was wrong (unlikely though eh?)
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Postby Graham Murakami » 05 Jul 2015, 20:43

All these were very good albums from an era that is close to my heart.
Modern Life is Rubbish and the next two by Blur
New Wave and Now I'm a Cowboy by the Auteurs
Suede's first two albums
The one before and the one after Different Class by Pulp

But the best record from that era and scene is probably Giant Steps by the Boo Radleys

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Postby Graham Murakami » 05 Jul 2015, 20:48

neville harp wrote:I liked the singles running up to it but was underwhelmed by the Suede LP. Butler's baroque-maximal guitar jizzing over everything in tandem with the overwrought vocals got tired too. Having said that I've not heard it since, perhaps I was wrong (unlikely though eh?)


It wasn't the treat I had hoped for as the singles had been so good, so I was a little underwhelmed as well. There was something a little too restrained about it: the vocals that had seemed so exciting on My Insatiable One did seem a little over-wrought on the slower ones and Bernard wasn't quite on top form. Looking back, I was wrong. Compared to pretty much every rock album since, it's faultless stuff really.

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 05 Jul 2015, 20:50

Probably Different Class by Pulp. Actually their previous album His n Hers is also extremely good.

I should Co-Co is a definite. Superb album.

If we're talking Britpop I'd suggest the 3rd Suede album Coming Up. Chock-full of pop singles - Trash, Beautiful Ones, Filmstar, Saturday Night. A great pop album and proof there was life after Bernard Butler.

I don't like Oasis so immediately striking them out. Blur - Parklife has some great singles but does have a lot of flab so I mark that one down.

Not forgetting Elastica's debut.

As a top 5, not sure on the order but:

Pulp - Different Class
Supergrass - I Should Co-Co
Suede - Coming Up
Elastica - Elastica
Pulp - His n Hers

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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 05 Jul 2015, 20:53

parklife by a country mile
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Postby Matt Wilson » 05 Jul 2015, 21:03

I guess it depends on one's definition of 'Britpop' - a term probably much more defined in the minds of Brits than anyone else's.

Would Radiohead count? One would have to consider OK Computer then.
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No that's post-Grunge misery Rock.
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I've just been youtubing "Suede".

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The first side is impeccable.
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EDIT: I forgot Pulp! Both His N Hers and Different Class would come in after the Blur


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Go back to your hoary old 70s guitar rock!
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Postby Spec » 06 Jul 2015, 06:54

Pulp - Different Class

Never cared for Oasis apart from a few singles. And much as I like Blur the albums from the real "Brit Pop" era are my least favourite.

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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 06 Jul 2015, 09:00

neville harp wrote:"I Should Coco" by a length from "Parklife".


"In It For The Money" over both.
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Tom Waits For No One wrote:
neville harp wrote:"I Should Coco" by a length from "Parklife".


"In It For The Money" over both.


Very MOR, especially in the light of what came before. I think they took too long over it, lost their fire. Stuff like 'Late in the Day' is yawnsome.
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Postby Lemon Yoghourt » 06 Jul 2015, 09:33

I always think of Britpop as 94-96 so for me its Different Class, Parklife, I Should Coco... SFA, Radiohead, Suede were all releasing good stuff around that time but it's not quite Britpop, is it?

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Postby Lemon Yoghourt » 06 Jul 2015, 09:35

Arthur Lager wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
neville harp wrote:"I Should Coco" by a length from "Parklife".


"In It For The Money" over both.


Very MOR, especially in the light of what came before. I think they took too long over it, lost their fire. Stuff like 'Late in the Day' is yawnsome.


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In It For The Money is great... Going Out, Richard III, and yeah Late in the Day...

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Arthur Lager wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
neville harp wrote:"I Should Coco" by a length from "Parklife".


"In It For The Money" over both.


Very MOR, especially in the light of what came before. I think they took too long over it, lost their fire. Stuff like 'Late in the Day' is yawnsome.


Yeah but "Sun Hits The Sky" and "Richard III" are as good as anything on the debut and the fuller sound actually benefits most of the record. I prefer the scrappy energy of the debut, but they had to move on from that.
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Lemon Yoghourt wrote:I always think of Britpop as 94-96 so for me its Different Class, Parklife, I Should Coco... SFA, Radiohead, Suede were all releasing good stuff around that time but it's not quite Britpop, is it?


Yep all those for me as well as The Boo Radleys' Giant Steps, which is one of the more ambitious of the era, certainly one that still sounds just as defiant today.
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