Pitchfork's 50 Best Britpop Albums

Pitchfork's 50 Best Britpop Albums

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50.

Denim - Back in Denim
November 11, 1992
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

49.

James - Laid
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

48.

Echobelly - Everybody's Got One
October 25, 1994
Critic Score
78
3 reviews

47.

Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
October 12, 1998
Critic Score
68
5 reviews

46.

The Divine Comedy - Casanova
April 29, 1996
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

45.

Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern
February 17, 1997
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

44.

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

43.

Catatonia - International Velvet
February 2, 1998
Critic Score
66
3 reviews

42.

Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
April 8, 1996
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

41.

Space - Spiders
September 16, 1996
Critic Score
72
2 reviews

40.

The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
August 31, 1993
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

39.

Super Furry Animals - Radiator
August 25, 1997
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

37.

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

36.

Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix
May 29, 1995
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

34.

Ash - 1977
May 6, 1996
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

33.

Black Box Recorder - England Made Me
April 20, 1998
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

31.

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
September 1, 1991
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

30.

Suede - Sci-Fi Lullabies
October 6, 1997
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

29.

The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories
April 21, 1997
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

28.

Morrissey - Vauxhall and I
March 14, 1994
Critic Score
80
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.

26.

The Verve - A Northern Soul
June 20, 1995
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

25.

Hefner - Breaking God's Heart
July 6, 1998
Critic Score
77
4 reviews

24.

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

23.

Kenickie - At The Club
May 12, 1997
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

22.

Saint Etienne - So Tough
March 9, 1993
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

21.

Gene - Olympian
March 20, 1995
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

20.

The Auteurs - New Wave
February 22, 1993
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

19.

Lush - Lovelife
March 4, 1996
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

18.

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
May 10, 1993
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

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

17.

Shampoo - We Are Shampoo
August 1, 1995
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

16.

Morrissey - Your Arsenal
July 27, 1992
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

14.

The La's - The La's
October 1, 1990
Critic Score
95
4 reviews

13.

Suede - Suede
March 29, 1993
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

12.

Supergrass - I Should Coco
May 15, 1995
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

11.

Pulp - His 'n' Hers
April 18, 1994
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

10.

The Verve - Urban Hymns
September 29, 1997
Critic Score
83
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
August 30, 1994
Critic Score
96
7 reviews

8.

Blur - Blur
February 10, 1997
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

7.

Pulp - This Is Hardcore
March 30, 1998
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
Fact: Both types of song make This is Hardcore a great late- late- night listen.

6.

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
October 10, 1994
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

4.

Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
October 2, 1995
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

What’s most striking about listening to (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? today is how, at the height of their powers, Oasis seemed to be bracing for their own eventual downfall.

3.

Radiohead - The Bends
March 13, 1995
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

2.

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

1.

Pulp - Different Class
October 30, 1995
Critic Score
92
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.

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