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Pitchfork's 50 Best Britpop Albums

Pitchfork's 50 Best Britpop Albums

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50. Denim - Back in Denim

Denim - Back in Denim
November 1, 1992
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

49. James - Laid

James - Laid
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review

48. Echobelly - Everybody's Got One

Echobelly - Everybody's Got One
October 25, 1994
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

47. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
October 12, 1998
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

46. The Divine Comedy - Casanova

The Divine Comedy - Casanova
April 29, 1996
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

45. Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern

Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern
February 17, 1997
Critic Score
84
4 reviews

44. Edwyn Collins - Gorgeous George

Edwyn Collins - Gorgeous George
September 13, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

43. Catatonia - International Velvet

Catatonia - International Velvet
February 2, 1998
Critic Score
69
3 reviews

41. Space - Spiders

Space - Spiders
September 16, 1996
Critic Score
68
2 reviews
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37. Sleeper - The It Girl

Sleeper - The It Girl
May 6, 1996
Critic Score
90
1 review

34. Ash - 1977

Ash - 1977
May 6, 1996
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

30. Suede - Sci-Fi Lullabies

Suede - Sci-Fi Lullabies
October 6, 1997
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

29. The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories

The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories
April 21, 1997
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

28. Morrissey - Vauxhall and I

Morrissey - Vauxhall and I
March 14, 1994
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

Besides being one of Morrissey’s most vital solo albums, Vauxhall and I is also his first truly mature one, and flaws and all, it’s as essential—and as perversely alive—as ever.

24. Supergrass - In It for the Money

Supergrass - In It for the Money
April 21, 1997
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

23. Kenickie - At The Club

Kenickie - At The Club
May 12, 1997
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

22. Saint Etienne - So Tough

Saint Etienne - So Tough
March 9, 1993
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

21. Gene - Olympian

Gene - Olympian
May 20, 1995
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

20. The Auteurs - New Wave

The Auteurs - New Wave
February 22, 1993
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

19. Lush - Lovelife

Lush - Lovelife
March 4, 1996
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

18. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
May 10, 1993
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

Modern Life remains a finely observed, tartly disillusioned snapshot of post-Thatcher Britain, buoyed by exquisite pop hooks.

17. Shampoo - We Are Shampoo

Shampoo - We Are Shampoo
August 1, 1995
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

14. The La's - The La's

The La's - The La's
October 1, 1990
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

13. Suede - Suede

Suede - Suede
March 29, 1993
Critic Score
81
3 reviews

12. Supergrass - I Should Coco

Supergrass - I Should Coco
May 15, 1995
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

11. Pulp - His 'n' Hers

Pulp - His 'n' Hers
April 18, 1994
Critic Score
82
4 reviews

10. The Verve - Urban Hymns

The Verve - Urban Hymns
September 29, 1997
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
The Verve's affirmant melodies dance and haunt. Vocalist Richard Ashcroft even looks and sounds like a ghost. Ironic that one of the year's best rock albums moves earth without excessive stroking of the guitar.

9. Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Oasis - Definitely Maybe
August 30, 1994
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

8. Blur - Blur

Blur - Blur
February 10, 1997
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

7. Pulp - This Is Hardcore

Pulp - This Is Hardcore
March 30, 1998
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

6. Elastica - Elastica

Elastica - Elastica
March 13, 1995
Critic Score
88
5 reviews
With its pithy, searing songs about sex, groupies, and ennui, the self-titled 1995 debut from Elastica captured the whirlwind of the early-’90s Britpop explosion.

5. Suede - Dog Man Star

Suede - Dog Man Star
October 10, 1994
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

2. Blur - Parklife

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

1. Pulp - Different Class

Pulp - Different Class
October 30, 1995
Critic Score
91
8 reviews

On 1995's Different Class, Pulp and Jarvis Cocker were arty outsiders worming their way into the lives of ordinary folk, and they became pop in its most democratically widespread sense.

Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/10045-the-50-best-britpop-albums/
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