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Indie Top 20, Vol. 19

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Each volume in Beechwood's Melody Maker-sponsored Indie Top 20 series acts as a fairly adequate time capsule of U.K. indie music. Initiated in 1987 and put to rest in 1996, the 23 volumes act as a more-discerning English equivalent of the monthly Certain Damage samplers that came with CMJ (College Music Journal) in the U.S. And since the U.K. definition of "indie" has a wider scope, this series has much more stylistic variety. The 19th volume, released in 1994, includes Radiohead's "Creep," Suede's "My Dark Star," the Gigolo Aunts' "Where I Find My Heaven," Stereolab's "French Disko," Magnapop's "Slowly Slowly," Cranberries' "Linger," and the Charlatans' "Can't Get out of Bed."

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