Musical Mix Ups

As music fans, we’re constantly swimming in a deep sea of band names. From the minimalist (The The) to the extravagant (The Pains of Being Pure At Heart) and everything in between, it often seems like bands put just as much creativity into their monikers as they do with their music.

Just imagine a band’s frustration when, after establishing a snappy name for themselves, they discover some other new young upstarts who dared to name themselves something disturbingly similar. The nerve!

As much as it must drive bands crazy to have the added task of distancing themselves from their similarly named peers, it is an equally challenging burden for us music fans to have to mentally organize the wealth of music out there. That’s why we’re here to help!

Click here to discover the differences between the most easily confused bands around!

Britpop! A Beginner’s Guide

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In reaction to American grunge’s saturation effect on the music climate in the early ’90s, a counter movement emerged in the UK that rejected the angst-filled slacker ideals of the flannel crowd.  Drawing inspiration from their nation’s rich history of great guitar-based rock and pop, British musicians provided the soundtrack to the massive cultural movement which would become collectively known as Britpop.

Keep reading about the songs that defined Britpop!