GUARDIAN NAME ‘WIDE OPEN SPACE’ IN TOP 10 BRITPOP SONGS

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The Guardian have included the iconic Mansun track ‘Wide Open Space’ in their
list of top Britpop songs, although they say that, in their case, ‘Britpop’ was really a misnomer.  The article continues

Leader Paul Draper was a fan of Prince and John Barry rather than the Beatles, and his band’s 1997 debut album, Attack of the Grey Lantern, was a theatrical concept affair leagues removed from the breezy simplicity of contemporaries such as Cast and Dodgy. Along with a musical vision, Draper had a strong grasp of melody, yielding an album engaging enough to hit No 1. Wide Open Space was one of its singles, and – compelling and hugely anthemic – as close to Britpop as the band ever got.

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