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If there was a definitive discography of classic albums, what should be in it? Host Mark Fraser from The Curator Podcast, and titans of Glasgow music/co-hosts David Weaver from Detour and Chris Cusack from Bloc, discuss and dissect perceived classic albums to decide which albums would make this list. Then, after we've talked it to death, we turn it over to you to decide once and for all via a handy poll. Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let's celebrate unsung classics.

 

Feb 10, 2020

So, Britpop eh? To say that each of us approached this mixtape with trepidation would be an understatement equal in size to how badly the British government fucked up Brexit. That is to say, the fear was big, ugly and all too real.

Which is mostly understandable on Chris’ part as he experienced it first hand. Mark and Weaver were still aged in the single digits when the whole sorry mess began. Yet it still somehow permeates their memories like a splinter you just can’t quite get a hold of with a pair of tweezers.

Tortured similes aside though, there’s something to be said about researching something you feel indifference to - you have substantially more objectivity. Indeed, just as history is mere narrative arranged by people that swallow facts for a living, we gave this topic a mighty good once over.

The result? It could very well be one of our best episodes yet. No bullshit.

In fact, we had to split this bugger in two, so exhaustive was our appraisal of this pseudo-nationalist “genre”.

On this episode we talk about the history of the genre; how it started, why it started, the marketing, the social context, the impact it had etc. Then we talk about some of the bands and some of the tunes.

Look, if you like our schtick you’re gonna love this schtick. And we’re really not that harsh on the “genre” either!