Entry #16 – Kid A (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2)

All good things come to an end as the saying goes. Britpop had to end at some point after peaking in the summer of 1995 with Blur v Oasis. The most commonly cited factor that brought about the movement’s end is Radiohead’s OK Computer. We all know about that album. How many times has thatContinue reading “Entry #16 – Kid A (a.k.a Fame’s a Bitch part 2)”

Entry #15 – Sampling Soundtracks II: James Bond (a.k.a No, Mr Bond, I expect you to release the bloody film already!)

Happy 2021! At the time of writing this we are about less than a week into the New Year and the world hasn’t burst into flames or anything just yet, so I’d say that we’re off to a good start. Just another 360-odd days to go. I said at the end of the last entryContinue reading “Entry #15 – Sampling Soundtracks II: James Bond (a.k.a No, Mr Bond, I expect you to release the bloody film already!)”

Entry #14 – This is Hardcore (a.k.a Fame’s A Bitch part 1)

Say what you like about the Britpop phenomenon during the 1990s, but there is one simple fact about it that you cannot escape. It made and broke its stars, and it more than made sure it took them with it during its rough death. Think about where everyone started; young, eager to break through intoContinue reading “Entry #14 – This is Hardcore (a.k.a Fame’s A Bitch part 1)”

Entry #13 – Sampling Soundtracks I: Ridge Racer Type 4 (a.k.a Hey! It’s a new record!)

And so we reach unlucky number thirteen on A-Side Glance and commemorate it by starting a new on-off series to break up the regular reviews of albums and singles. For most of my life, I have been a fan of video games. When my father Simon passed away in November 2000 I inherited his NintendoContinue reading “Entry #13 – Sampling Soundtracks I: Ridge Racer Type 4 (a.k.a Hey! It’s a new record!)”

Entry #12 – B-Side Myself II: The Masterplan (a.k.a Lovelovelovelovelovelove)

I’m cashing it in. This is one of the albums I have wanted to talk about ever since I started up this blog and I am not putting it off a moment longer. The Masterplan is my favourite Oasis album. Not Definitely Maybe, not Morning Glory, not even Be Here Now, none of that jazz.Continue reading “Entry #12 – B-Side Myself II: The Masterplan (a.k.a Lovelovelovelovelovelove)”