There’s a pretty active discussion on Audities (e-mail list) right now as to whether the new Supergrass record is great or less than great. I haven’t heard it, and therefore have no opinion as of yet. I did offer these comments, though.
I’m glad to hear that it’s not just me. I’ve been a big Supergrass fan for awhile now, and I used to listen to the UK-side arguments over who was the best Brit-Pop band with a bit of bafflement. Half the people with opinions seemed to think Oasis was the greatest thing since sliced fabs and the other half thought it was Blur. Then Radiohead became the greatest band in feckin’ rock history, according to the Emperor’s new clothes crowd.
I was sitting here the whole thinking that all of those bands were down the list below Supergrass, Verve, Elastica (if you’d call them Brit-Pop) and maybe even Kent (who were/are the greatest of the Swedish Britpoppers, I guess…)
Haven’t heard the new one yet, but it sounds like I need to…