Paul Weller
Definitely Maybe
Trembling Bells

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During the '90s, shortly after Britpop became the sound of mainstream British rock, Trad Rock became one of the dominant subgenres of English music. As the name implies, trad rock is traditional rock & roll -- music that is unashamed of its debts to classic rock acts. In the case of British trad rock, the Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Small Faces, and Traffic provided the foundation. All of the trad rockers were obsessed with keeping the music gritty and real -- to capture the vibe of the classic '60s records, they used vintage instruments and didn't deviate from classicist song structures. Oasis and Paul Weller kickstarted the movement in the early '90s with their albums Definitely Maybe and Wildwood. While Oasis deviated from the trad rock formula, there were legions of bands that used their devotion to classic rock as reason to shamelessly replicate '60s rock. Ocean Colour Scene, Cast, Northern Uproar, Embrace, and Kula Shaker all followed the same basic pattern and were tagged by the British press as "Noelrock," in tribute to Oasis' leader, Noel Gallagher. Weller allied himself with Ocean Colour Scene and became the granddad of trad rock, and the sound persevered into the late '90s.

British Trad Rock Artists Highlights

Paul Weller
Paul Weller
Trembling Bells
Trembling Bells
Oasis
Oasis
Ocean Colour Scene
Ocean Colour Scene
Dave Davies
Dave Davies
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

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British Trad Rock Album Highlights

Definitely Maybe
Oasis
Definitely Maybe
Stop the Clocks
Oasis
Stop the Clocks
Feelin' Alright: The Very Best of Traffic
Traffic
Feelin' Alright: The Very ...
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Oasis
(What's the Story) Morning ...
Supergrass Is 10: The Best of 1994-2004
Supergrass
Supergrass Is 10: The Best ...
Wild Wood
Paul Weller
Wild Wood

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British Trad Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Rock 'N' Roll Star Oasis
Lyla Oasis
Dear Mr. Fantasy Traffic
Roll with It Oasis
Pumping on Your Stereo Supergrass
The Weaver Paul Weller
Acquiesce Oasis
Talk Tonight Oasis
Waiting for the Rapture Oasis
Sally Cinnamon The Stone Roses

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