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Now That's What I Call British
     

Now That's What I Call British

 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2012
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099946353528
catalogNumber:
63535

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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
Jonny Greenwood   Composer
Ed O'Brien   Composer
Phil Selway   Composer
Danielle Brisebois   Composer
John Shanks   Composer
Thom Yorke   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
Jonny Buckland   Composer
Jesse McCartney   Composer
Gorillaz   Composer
Amy Winehouse   Composer
Ryan Tedder   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 + the Machine   Composer
Isabella Summers   Composer
Jessica Cornish   Composer
Mike Hazlewood   Composer
B. Levin   Composer
Dave Jolicouer   Composer
James Devlin   Composer
Emeli Sandé   Composer
Ed Drewett   Composer
Clement Dodd   Composer
Patrick Okogwu   Composer
Paul Denman   Composer
Helen Adu   Composer
Lukasz Gottwald   Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons   Composer
H. Chegwin   Composer
H. Craze   Composer
Mughal   Composer

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