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Best Britpop band? That’s a question of taste — though if your answer is Oasis, you’re probably wrong, and if your answer is Blur, you’re probably right.
EMI (2012)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  July 27, 2012
The Big Hurt - July 20, 2012

The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese

It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 20, 2012
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The Big Hurt: Alex James's cheese, the Chili Peppers' video, Noel and Liam's suit, Nicole Scherzinger's Killer Love, Sammy Hagar's Chickenfoot III

James is on the vanguard of a truly extraordinary future: now that cheese has been infused with the flavor of ketchup, it's only a matter of time before entire cheeseburgers — with beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and all — are compressed into pre-s
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 02, 2011
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Britpop timeline

AUGUST 1995 • Blur vs. Oasis — battling bands release singles on the same day. Blur's "Country House" outsells Oasis's "Roll With It" 274k to 216k; they finish Nos. 1 and 2 on UK chart.
From Suede crashing the party to a 2000 wake-up call
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 19, 2011
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Don't look back in anger

It's been more than 15 years since Britpop's heyday, and with the exception of one man – the Manic Street Preachers' Richey Edwards, who disappeared suddenly in 1995 – the rest of the cast is still trying to get by, just like the rest of us. Here's what
Checking in with 14 former stars of Britpop to see if modern life is truly rubbish in 2011
By KAYLEY KRAVITZ  |  August 19, 2011
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Beady Eye's Liam Gallagher talks new music, the Oasis breakup, and 'shithole' Glastonbury

Back in March, I caught up with Liam post-soundcheck in Paris, when he called to talk about his new gig, Noel taking credit for the success of Oasis, and how he is scaling back the partying -- but not to Chris Martin of Coldplay levels.
Feeling supersonic
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 19, 2011


Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify

Boston Phoenix Names Top 100 Britpop Anthems: List Debuts on Radio, Print, Web, and Spotify


Our list of the Top 100 Britpop Anthems of the '90s is now on the streets, in the cloud, and on the airwaves. If you...
By Carly Carioli  |  August 18, 2011
The Absolut Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #54 - Blur "Song 2"

The Absolut Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #54 - Blur "Song 2"


You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #54 - Blur "Song 2" It took a bit...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 17, 2011
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 11-11-10

Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 11-11-10


Britpop takes on Hip-Hop. It's "Girls & Boys" by Blur vs. "Famous" by Skipp Whitmann.DOWNLOAD: Podcast My Song Is Better Than Yours 11-11-10.mp3To save podcast,...
By MorningIntern  |  November 11, 2010
Damon Albarn & Flea?

Damon Albarn & Flea?


Teaming up?  It's true, according to NME:"Damon Albarn has formed a new band featuring drummer Tony Allen and Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea.  The...
By FNXAdmin  |  November 08, 2010


The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #38 - Blur

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #38 - Blur


You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #38 - Blur Blur, the Brit band everyone loved...
By Adam12  |  July 13, 2010

Don't miss: Record Store Day -- April 17, 2010


Will Dailey: Record Store Day 2010Sandwiched on the calender between MLK Day and Columbus Day, comes yet another holiday celebrating a gone-but-not-forgotten architect of our...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  April 16, 2010

Silverchild + Elusid open Blur


And way later: a new after-hours club called Blur opens at 6 City Center at 1 am. A $7 cover gets you into a dance...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010
Blur – No Distance Left To Run [Trailer] & iMix

Blur – No Distance Left To Run [Trailer] & iMix


  Blur's 2009 reunion is set to be the subject of a new official documentary about the band. No Distance Left To Run, named after...
By Paul Driscoll  |  November 30, 2009

VIDEO: Blur reunites in England


VIDEO: Blur, "Coffee and TV," live in the UKWhile many of you were sweating out in Tennessee with Sp...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 15, 2009


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Rockers moonlighting with non-rock producers

The Killers first worked with Stuart Price on a dance remix of their hit “Mr. Brightside” — and so far, this blend of rock-band brawn and electro-dance bliss has worked smashingly.
. . . or are we dancey?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 20, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Dr Pepper sickens Axl

Unless we act fast, the darkest chapter in American æsthetic history may soon be revisited.
Plus Creed threaten to exist again; Camp Freddy awful
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 09, 2008