Which of the Britpop Bands Would You Be In?
In the ’90s, Britpop took the world by storm. It acted as a brighter foil to American grunge and emphasized the joys of British culture. In many ways, the personalities of the people who performed in the bands were just as important as the music itself. The rivalry between Blur and Oasis, the two bands that were Britpop’s greatest chart toppers, often made headlines. And relationships between the members of each band were often just as difficult! So which of the most iconic Britpop bands would you find yourself a part of? Take this quiz to find out.
As with every musical scene, it’s impossible to say definitively what is and isn’t Britpop. For instance, some consider the Thom Yorke band Radiohead to be among the Britpop bands. But Radiohead definitely wouldn’t categorize themselves as such. However, the bands that are the results of this quiz are all synonymous with the Britpop movement. Every list of the top Britpop acts will feature the bands that are the results of this quiz. All you need to worry about is answering the questions with honesty.
Before the rise of the British indie rock band, there was the Britpop scene. This distinct breed of British alternative rock stands out for advancing music from the heavily synthesized '80s thanks to catchy songs that emphasized guitar rock in a way that hadn't quite been captured before. In the '90s, the music press both loved to love and loved to hate the likes of Oasis, Blur, and so many others.
The best Britpop bands took their influences, such as glam rock, post-punk, and of course, pop music, and combined them into a sound that was hugely commercially successful. In the 20 years since Britpop acts ruled the world, much has changed. But many subsequent British bands, such as Northern Irish/Scottish rock band Snow Patrol and English rock band Kaiser Chiefs, cite the Britpop era as an important influence. And the genre can also be heard in the sound of many current alternative rock acts. So take this quiz to find out which of the Britpop bands you belong in!