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 can't pick up an issue, we've given you the entire list online. What's that? You don't agree with it? We would've never guessed. And we defintely wouldn't want you to go voting every song on the list up or down and completely re-arranging the thing
There was something remarkably calming watching RICHARD ASHCROFT own the stage last night at the Villa Victoria Center For The Arts. The enigmatic and sometimes volatile British frontman first broke away from the weighty arena-standards of the Verve with 2000’s Alone With Everybody, and that sentiment perhaps best sums up last night’s engaging performance from one of Britpop’s more mercurial icons and poignant voices.
As everyone knows by now, Richard Ashcroft’s stadium-dreaming ‘90s Britpop band the Verve were successfully sued by the Rolling Stones over their biggest hit, “Bittersweet Symphony,” which lifted a bit too much of the Stones’ 1965 orchestral composition “The Last Time.” The Verve lost millions over the shifting songwriting credits, even though Mad Richard himself penned the lyrics.