Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – The Selected Playlist

spotify-logo-6f9f4If you’ve enjoyed Don’t Look Back in Anger, The Story of Britpop, here’s the Spotify playlist where you can listen to the best tracks featured in the documentary. Unfortunately, tracks from a couple artists – namely Oasis and Elastica – are unavailable on Spotify in some countries. So you’ll need to have the local files to be able to play these.

The whole documentary series is of course still available for download:
Part 1: Britain Strikes BackPart 2: Cool BritanniaPart 3: Oasis vs BlurPart 4: The Party’s Over

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Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 2: Cool Britannia

noelgallagher unionjack guitarThis is the second part of Don’t Look Back in Anger, a BBC documentary about the Britpop era. Part 1: Britain Strikes Back, Part 3: Oasis vs Blur, Part 4: The Party’s Over, The Selected Playlist.

Pulp, Suede, Elastica… All the bands of the vibrant Britpop scene had a thing of their own. But the one thing they had in common was their distinctive britishness, whether it was the way they made music or the way they looked. This renewal in Britain’s cultural pride came to be known as ‘Cool Britannia’ and quickly caught the attention of politicians such as the young and music loving new prime minister: New Labour’s Tony Blair. By the mid 90s, the movement had completely broken into the mainstream and rock was back to the top of the charts.

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Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 2

Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 1: Britain Strikes Back

jarvis cocker supermarketThis BBC documentary recalls an era when, for the first time in the UK since punk, music became the focus point of the mainstream media, homegrown bands were incredibly successful and some of the best albums of the 90’s were produced. This is the story of Britpop. Part 2: Cool BritanniaPart 3: Oasis vs BlurPart 4: The Party’s Over, The Selected Playlist.

In the early 90’s, grunge took over the world. But after Kurt Cobain’s death, the US-dominated music landscape quickly became boring and was to be shaken by a new breed of British bands. Bands who were reexploring the history of british pop, who were proud of their cultural heritage and whose lyrics the British youth could really relate to. The media quickly took interest and soon the likes of Suede, Pulp, Oasis, Blur and many others were all over the music press, the radios and their rock and roll adventures all over the tabloids. And, breaking from the British indie tradition, these bands weren’t scared to be big…

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Don’t Look Back in Anger: The Story of Britpop – Part 1