It’s Britpop Week on Stereogum and no conflict defined the Britpop era more than the rivalry between Blur and Oasis — more specifically, the war of egos between the bands’ primary songwriters, Blur’s Damon Albarn and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher. The dueling geniuses have since gone from bitter enemies to such jolly old pals that they’re talking about collaborating on music, but Britpop’s royals had to endure a wildly entertaining yet disconcertingly bilious media-abetted war on the way to a united kingdom. Here are 10 notable moments in that progression from adversaries to chums.
dont you miss the simple times. simple games, going to grandmas, having cookies and coloring books. go places with your mom and not be embarrased. have those long summers were everything felt beautiful and nothing could ruin your days. when all your friends were good kids and you would play kickball, dont u miss playing the really old game systems and watching baby cartoons. dont u wish it could all come back and anyone who died could just come back. dont u wish that could all happen again.