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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Wallace Wylie's 'Death Rattle: The Travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s'

This is a perfect companion piece to last week's "Whatever Happened to Alternative Nation?" look-back at the 1990s, only this is exclusively British and focuses on Primal Scream, Oasis and The Stone Roses. This hits the nails right onthe head with how I feel about "Britpop" and the unavoidable media hype of the time. Originally published on Collapse Board, I linked to this on DM and got some interesting responses, but had to let fly with a bit of a ranty comment taking to task the idea that "Britpop was popular therefore it must have been good!" Urgh PLEASE.

Click here to get to the Dangerous Minds post.

BTW I actually really like both "The Stone Roses" and "Screamadelica", and you know what, even some bits of "Definitely Maybe" too. But "Britpop" was still bullshit.

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