The Battle of Britpop: A Blur vs. Oasis deep dive from WHAT'S THE FREQUENCY - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Blur vs. Oasis on What's The Frequency 2022.11.11
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Blur vs. Oasis
What's The Frequency
  • Oasis - Roll With It
  • Blur - Country House
  • Oasis - Some Might Say
  • Blur - Fool
  • Oasis - Talk Tonight
  • Blur - Clover Over Dover
  • Oasis - Columbia
  • Blur - I Love Her (demo)
  • Oasis - Rock 'N' Roll Star
  • Blur - Tracy Jacks
  • Oasis - Round Are Way
  • Blur - Blue Jeans
  • Oasis - Cloudbursting
  • Blur - Globe Alone
  • Blur - Girls and Boys
  • Oasis - Supersonic

It was a war of words. Hurt feelings on both sides. Fans divided. When they were both vying to be number one in the summer of 1995, you were either a Blur fan or an Oasis fan … there was no middle ground.

A decade and a half in the wake of the legendary Battle of Britpop, both artists remain impactful, whether it be Blur frontperson Damon Albarn’s zeitgeist-riding pop project Gorillaz or solid solo efforts from Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, who returned to Knebworth Park this summer to headline as a solo artist.

As we warm up for WXPN’s 90s A-Z next month, WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY host John Vettese dedicated a 90+ minute stretch of his show on November 11th to a bout between two bands who each produce solid music in their own way. Guest DJ Maureen Walsh joined the show to curate the playlist and provide commentary about the rivarly — and Britpop as a whole.

The WXPN 90s A-Z begins at 8 a.m. on December 1st, with an array of programming leading up to it; more information can be found here.

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