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Blur

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...Blur, an outfit led by Damon Albarn, emerged from the Britpop scene to become its definition incarnate, before the genre’s limitations led to the band’s demise. The first iteration of Blur—Seymour—formed in 1988, with Albarn, Graham Coxon...

Nationalism

Ian Biddle

Ian Biddle is a cultural theorist and musicologist, working on a range of topics in musicand sound-related areas. He is co-founder and co-ordinating editor of the journal Radical Musicology and is co-convenor, with Beate Müller, of the Newcastle University Genocide Research Group. His work deals with: the cultural history of music and masculinity; music's intervention in communities and subjectivities; sound, soundscapes and urban experience; the politics of noise. He has interests in Holocaust studies, memory studies, sound studies, Italian workerist and autonomist theory and psychoanalysis. He is author of Music, Masculinity and the Claims of History: The Austro-German Tradition from Hegel to Freud (Ashgate, 2011), editor of Music and Identity Politics (Ashgate, 2012), co-editor, with Kirsten Gibson, of Masculinity and Western Musical Practice (Ashgate, 2009) and co-editor of Sound, Music Affect: Theorizing Sonic Experience (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The history of popular music’s encounters with nationalism is long, complex and fraught. Nation-states have frequently demonstrated an awareness of the kinds of uses to which popular music can be put...

Kenickie’s At The Club (1997)

Emily Mackay

Emily Mackay is the author of Homogenic (#127). Find her at emilymackay.contently.com. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Well, do you want to sell records or not? It’s a question that’s dogged popular music ever since there were records to sell. The idea of “selling out” as a sin or a subversion was codified in the punk era, but reached its crisis...

‘What Do I Do Now?’: Encountering ourselves in music memoir

Jon Stewart

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Louise Wener

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Benjamin Halligan

Ben Halligan is Director of the Doctoral College of the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Publications include Michael Reeves (2003), Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film (2016) and, forthcoming, Hotbeds of Licentiousness: The British Glamour Film and the Permissive Society, and a number co-edited collections in addition to those mentioned above. These are: Mark E. Smith and The Fall: Art, Music and Politics (2010), Reverberations: The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise (Bloomsbury, 2012), Resonances: Noise and Contemporary Music (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Stories We Could Tell: Putting Words to American Popular Music (posthumous edited work of David Sanjek). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jon Stewart and Louise Wener founded what eventually became platinum-selling Britpop band Sleeper while at the University of Manchester. After graduating they moved to London and signed to Indolent Records, part of BMG/RCA, in 1993...

Oasis' Definitely Maybe

Alex Niven

Alex Niven is a writer from the north-east of England. He has written for publications such as The Guardian, LA Review of Books and The Quietus, and his first book Folk Opposition was published in 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...Oasis’s incendiary 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe managed to summarize almost the entire history of post-fifties guitar music from Chuck Berry to My Bloody Valentine in a way that seemed effortless. But this remarkable album was also...

Britpop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Britpop is a media and marketing term referring to a particular strain in British guitar-based indie rock and pop music of the 1990s. It is used both generically, to describe a group of bands who loosely shared a set of stylistic musical...

Alternative Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Alternative rock, or simply ‘alternative,’ is associated most strongly with the 1990s, when the genre emerged as the decade’s most prominent marketing label for new rock music. From the abrasive industrial music of Nine Inch Nails...