On the 20th anniversary of Britpop, British people pick Oasis over Blur by two to one
Now, 20 years on, YouGov revisits the rivalry that defined the times: who is better, Oasis or Blur?
Although at the height of Britpop the two camps were supposedly divided, 20% now say the two bands are equally good.
But Oasis are still twice as popular as Blur with those who pick a side: 29% say Oasis are better, while 14% say Blur are.
Among the Britpop generation (25-39 year olds), Oasis beats Blur by 36%-20%. More generally, 56% in this group like the genre and only 16% say they dislike it.
But in perhaps a happy resolution for those who lament the end of the years of ‘cool Britannia’, one third of people (32%) say music is as good now as Britpop was. 26% say music has been worse since, and 9% say it has actually been better.
To mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, Oasis are reissuing a remastered version of the LP including rare and unreleased recordings. They played their last gig in 2009, and reportedly turned down a £20m offer to do a tour last year.