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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The simply named Best Alternative delivers on the alternative rock it promises, mixing pop, punk and indie rock with a distinctly British leaning. The collection features lots of Britpop, including Supergrass' "Caught by the Fuzz," the Divine Comedy's "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," and one of Blur's weakest songs, "Mr. Briggs." Although the album flits through the '80s, '90s and '00s somewhat randomly, Gomez's "Whippin' Piccadilly," Talk Talk's "Life's What You Make It" and Dubstar's "Not So Manic Now" are some of the standout tracks. Mansun, Terrorvision, Starsailor and Supernaturals are some of the other bands that give Best Alternative an unmistakably British ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The simply named Best Alternative delivers on the alternative rock it promises, mixing pop, punk and indie rock with a distinctly British leaning. The collection features lots of Britpop, including Supergrass' "Caught by the Fuzz," the Divine Comedy's "I've Been to a Marvelous Party," and one of Blur's weakest songs, "Mr. Briggs." Although the album flits through the '80s, '90s and '00s somewhat randomly, Gomez's "Whippin' Piccadilly," Talk Talk's "Life's What You Make It" and Dubstar's "Not So Manic Now" are some of the standout tracks. Mansun, Terrorvision, Starsailor and Supernaturals are some of the other bands that give Best Alternative an unmistakably British flavor. It's not the most impressive collection of Britpop and its connected styles, but it might still be worthwhile for die-hard Anglophiles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2005
  • Label: Disky Records
  • EAN: 8711539016340
  • Catalog Number: 901634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Catch the Sun - Doves (4:48)
  2. 2 Parrallel - Crescent (3:32)
  3. 3 When I Argue I See Shapes - Idlewild (4:27)
  4. 4 Mr. Briggs - Blur (3:59)
  5. 5 Whippin' Piccadilly - Gomez (3:13)
  6. 6 Wide Open Space - Mansun (8:49)
  7. 7 Caught by the Fuzz - Supergrass (2:18)
  8. 8 Life's What You Make It - Talk Talk (4:23)
  9. 9 Unbelievable - EMF (3:31)
  10. 10 Sheriff Fatman @@Carter (USM) (4:41)
  11. 11 Middleman - Terrorvision (3:35)
  12. 12 Lazy Lover - The Supernaturals (3:11)
  13. 13 Not So Manic Now - Dubstar (4:30)
  14. 14 Poison Heart - The Ramones (4:05)
  15. 15 Tie Up My Hands - Starsailor (5:48)
  16. 16 Bright Lights - Richard Ashcroft (5:13)
  17. 17 I've Been to a Marvelous Party - The Divine Comedy (8:16)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
EMF Composer
The Ramones Composer
Noël Coward Composer
Mason Composer
Damon Albarn Composer
Richard Ashcroft Composer
Tim Friese-Greene Composer
Mark Hollis Composer
Supergrass Composer
J.L. "Marty" Morrison Composer
Jez Williams Composer
Paul Draper Composer
Paul Blackburn Composer
Olly Peacock Composer
Ian Ball Composer
Jimi Goodwin Composer
Andy Williams Composer
T. Gray Composer
Starsailor Composer
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