The votes have been counted and the results are in after a crazy 1st voting phase which has seen the likes of Ash, Cerys Matthews of Catatonia and radio presenter/Longpigs fan Colin Murray tweeting their respective troops. There’s been highs and lows, tears and tantrums (and that’s just as our Indie Editor watched Suede‘s voting change across the weeks), but these are the albums you put through to round two. Drumroll please…
For those of you who may or may not of voted in Round One, We have selected 32 of the best albums (only one entry per artist) from the classic Britpop period 1993-1997 and have drawn them up against each other. Only your vote will decide who wins the battle and which album deserves to make it through to the next round.
Round One Results (Group Winner and Percentage of Votes in Bold)
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Elastica – Elastica||Blur – Parklife (67%)||James – Laid||Kula Shaker – K|
|Pulp – Different Class (61%)||Ash – 1977||Catatonia – Way Beyond Blue||Oasis – What’s The Story (Morning Glory) (61%)|
|Suede – Dog Man Star||Sleeper – It Girl||Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go (44%)||Dodgy – Homegrown|
|Auteurs – New Wave||Boo Radleys – Wake Up Boo||Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic||Ocean Colour Scene – Mosely Shoals|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group F|
|The Verve – Urban Hymns (41%)||Mansun -Attack Of The Grey Lantern (40%)||Gene – Olympian||Travis – Good Feeling (38%)|
|The Charlatans -Telling Stories||Longpigs – Sun Is Often||The Divine Comedy – Casanova (54%)||Embrace – The Good Will Out|
|Cast – All Change||Marion – The World And Body||The Bluetones – Expecting To Fly||Echobelly – On|
|Supergrass – In It For The Money||Menswear – Nuisance||Lush – Lovelife||Shed Seven – Maximum High|
The remaining teams have been split into two groups. The two winners of these groups will face off against each other in our final to decide the best Britpop album according to you the voters!
As usual, one vote per group, so make it count. Rally the troops on twitter to support your favourite band’s chances. Use the hashtag #battleofbritpop with your views on your favourite album and we’ll retweet and include the best ones in a follow up article on the site!
Voting Closes Monday 12th May