Best Alternative

Best Alternative

     
 

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 …  See more details below

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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:
09/22/2005
Label:
Disky Records
UPC:
8711539016340
catalogNumber:
901634

Tracks

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

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