Now That's What I Call British

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Now That's What I Call Music may have overtaken the world, but it began in Britain, so having an American compilation introducing the best of British pop feels a bit like going through the looking glass. Nevertheless, the London Olympics of the summer of 2012 provide a good excuse for Now That's What I Call British, a hodge-podge of post-Brit-pop singles, some that made it big in the U.S., and many that did not. Now That's What I Call British is bookended by Damon Albarn, the man who is arguably responsible for the Brit-pop boom of the '90s, but neither Blur's "Song 2" -- a song deliberately designed to sound like American grunge -- nor Gorillaz's "Feel Good ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Now That's What I Call Music may have overtaken the world, but it began in Britain, so having an American compilation introducing the best of British pop feels a bit like going through the looking glass. Nevertheless, the London Olympics of the summer of 2012 provide a good excuse for Now That's What I Call British, a hodge-podge of post-Brit-pop singles, some that made it big in the U.S., and many that did not. Now That's What I Call British is bookended by Damon Albarn, the man who is arguably responsible for the Brit-pop boom of the '90s, but neither Blur's "Song 2" -- a song deliberately designed to sound like American grunge -- nor Gorillaz's "Feel Good Inc" sound very Brit-pop. In fact, the sound is generally missing here -- Lily Allen's "Smile" comes closest -- but there is a lot of distinctly British balladry, pop, dance, and rock, all anchored by Coldplay "Viva la Vida", Radiohead "Creep", Florence + the Machine "Dog Days Are Over", Amy Winehouse "Rehab", Leona Lewis "Bleeding Love", and Natasha Bedingfield "Pocketful of Sunshine". The rest isn't as noteworthy or well-known but it's not bad, and it's all recognizably British if not necessarily the sound that Anglophiles consider quintessential British pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2012
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099946353528
  • Catalog Number: 63535
  • Sales rank: 109,498

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song 2 - Blur (2:02)
  2. 2 Viva La Vida - Coldplay (3:57)
  3. 3 Creep - Radiohead (4:00)
  4. 4 You're Beautiful - James Blunt (3:33)
  5. 5 Dog Days Are Over - Florence + the Machine (3:18)
  6. 6 Foundations - Kate Nash (3:41)
  7. 7 Rehab - Amy Winehouse (3:34)
  8. 8 Smile - Lily Allen (3:15)
  9. 9 Pocketful of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield (3:23)
  10. 10 Soldier of Love - Sade (5:59)
  11. 11 Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (4:23)
  12. 12 Heaven - Emeli Sandé (4:12)
  13. 13 Glad You Came - The Wanted (3:17)
  14. 14 Feel So Close - Calvin Harris (3:26)
  15. 15 Dynamite - Taio Cruz (3:20)
  16. 16 Written In the Stars - Tinie Tempah (3:29)
  17. 17 Domino - Jessie J (3:52)
  18. 18 Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz (3:41)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Albert Hammond Composer
Damon Albarn Composer
Graham Coxon Composer
Andrew Hale Composer
Stuart Matthewman Composer
Jackie Mittoo Composer
Dave Rowntree Composer
Eric Turner Composer
Colin Greenwood Composer
Phil Selway Composer
Danielle Brisebois Composer
John Shanks Composer
Mike Spencer Composer
Darren Lewis Composer
Amanda Ghost Composer
Paul Epworth Composer
Sacha Skarbek Composer
Wayne Hector Composer
Will Champion Composer
Guy Berryman Composer
Jon Buckland Composer
Jesse McCartney Composer
Gorillaz Composer
Amy Winehouse Composer
Ryan Tedder Composer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Composer
Natasha Bedingfield Composer
Charlie Bernardo Composer
James Blunt Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
Lily Allen Composer
Kate Nash Composer
Iyiola Babalola Composer
Calvin Harris Composer
Florence Welch Composer
Isabella Summers Composer
Jessica Cornish Composer
Mike Hazlewood Composer
B. Levin Composer
David Jolicouer Composer
James Devlin Composer
Thomas Yorke Composer
Emeli Sandé Composer
Edward O'Brien Composer
Ed Drewett Composer
Jonathan Greenwood Composer
Clement Dodd Composer
Patrick Okogwu Composer
Paul Denman Composer
Helen Adu Composer
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. Composer
H. Chegwin Composer
H. Craze Composer
E Mughal Composer
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