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There was one important question on everyone's lips in the mid 1990s: Blur or Oasis? These rival bands were both part of the 'Britpop' phenomenon - an alternative rock movement inspired by music from the 60s and 70s which became synonymous with a new generation of British youth who could relate to mundane lyrics about suburban life. Fans of Britpop stand divided on the issue of which album launched the genre, but Oasis's 'Definitely Maybe' and Blur's 'Parklife' both contain the quirky off-beat pop, rock n'roll swagger and nod to the Beatles, that came to define the sound of the movement. Arising around the same time as Britart, Britpop put English music back on the map and helped lead to the coining of the term 'Cool Britannia'. It was a noticeable social and musical movement then, but is it an Icon of England?

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It's truly representative of its political, social and economic period in the history of England.

Daniela de Groote


In it's name Brit pop. You see it is not English but Britsh. Come on. These are ENGLISH Icons. Not British.
Stephanie Knight


its not english its brit pop nothing else needs to be said
michael doolan


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I think the National Gallery is part of the heritage of England

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