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Select

Select was a monthly music magazine published in the UK. It was founded in 1990 and closed in 2001, and was focused on Britpop.

The Dubliners: The Dubliners

Review by Penny Reel, Select, September 1990

IT IS an irony that The Dubliners should have come to prominence with ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ in 1967, the same year that Dermot O’Brien’s IRA ...

Prince: Burning His Bridges: Prince: Graffiti Bridge (Paisley Park) **

Review by Paolo Hewitt, Select, October 1990

THE FIRST SINGLE from Graffiti Bridge, 'Thieves In The Temple', compared to Prince's past endeavours, is no more than a nominally interesting B-side. And it ...

Alton Ellis: Alton and Hortense Ellis: Alton and Hortense Ellis

Review by Penny Reel, Select, January 1991

THE COMMANDING voice of Alton Ellis has been a constant feature in popular Jamaican music for over a quarter of a century and his classic ...

Baaba Maal: Baayo (Mango) ***

Review by John McCready, Select, June 1991

BAABA MAAL is best known in Africa as an exponent of Senegalese folk music, which he plays on guitar, fora and riti. Something of a ...

My Bloody Valentine: 3AM Eternal: My Bloody Valentine

Interview by David Cavanagh, Select, February 1992

"Three years isn't very long, you know. Especially if you're not really paying attention at the time..." Debbie Googe, My Bloody Valentine, backstage at Cambridge ...

Nazi Noises: Right-Wing Rock in Europe

Report by Dave Rimmer, Select, Fall 1992

NOTE: This piece about Nazi rock music in Germany was commissioned and published by UK music magazine Select in autumn (I think) of 1992. It ...

Pavement: Stephen Malkmus of Pavement

Interview by Elaine Cusack, Select, April 1994

AS AN AMERICAN, what do you think of the sex scandals that are sweeping British politics? Does it matter If an MP gets his rocks ...

Suede: Bark Psychosis: Suede: Dog Man Star (Nude) ****

Review by Stuart Maconie, Select, November 1994

Introducing the ban… Oh, too late! But rejoice! Brett and co have made high drama out of their crisis. ...

Supergrass

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Select, March 1996

A STANDARD semi-detached on Oxford's fashionably downbeat Cowley Road appears an unlikely HQ for the UK's "hottest new band" (copyright the typically finger-not-on-the-pulse Today newspaper) ...

Oasis: C'mon America...Let's Ave Yer! Seven Mental Nights On The Oasis Tourbus

Report by Paolo Hewitt, Select, May 1996

WITHIN FIFTEEN MINUTES of their plane taking off for Kansas, Oasis have assumed battle positions. Liam Gallagher is in the toilet with a couple of ...

Soundgarden: The Think Tank

Interview by Paul Elliott, Select, June 1996

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell muses on alcohol, nuns and The Presidents of The United States of America. ...

Tribal Gathering: Whose Land Is It Anyway?

Report by William Shaw, Select, July 1996

The residents of Otmoor hated it. The good citizens of Beckley insisted it should be halted. Members of The Woodland Trust claimed it would cause ...

Robbie Williams: "I am not a pie eater!"

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Select, May 1997

...well, you must like your chips, then. Robbie Williams has seen better times. The post-That fallout began at Glasto '95 and spiralled into an 18-month ...

Marilyn Manson: Hello. I am the Antichrist…

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Select, June 1997

Welcome to the demonic, human-bone smokin' domain of Marilyn Manson — a realm of serial killers, outré drugs and Top Five albums that has America ...

Radiohead: "Everything was just fear"

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Select, July 1997

"Pop is dead," they once sang. Now with "Pop" floundering, Radiohead return with a scary new album of stadium-sized space rock, ready to prove all ...

Kylie Minogue: The Think Tank

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Select, April 1998

She's never tempted by Chicken Tonight, is haunted by Michael Hutchence, her bum isn't too small and she thinks 10am is too early to talk ...

Blur: The Death Of A Party

Retrospective and Interview by Stuart Maconie, Select, August 1999

WE JOIN the story in the autumn of 1995. 'Country House' has beaten 'Roll With It' to Number One and the critics are in short-lived ...

Sigur Ros: Sigur Rós

Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Select, January 2000

Expansive Icelandic weirdists and pro-dental fishing and anti piss-and-bollocks ...

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope) *****

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Select, August 2000

Liberal-baiting rap superstar returns with autobiographical outing, officially the second fastest-selling album ever. ...

Coldplay: Yellow In Peril

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Select, November 2000

Inclement weather. Iffy gig. Coldplay's sojourn to Portugal's Paredes De Coura Festival was no holiday in the sun ...

Muse: Matt Bellamy

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Select, November 2000

MUSE'S MATT BELLAMY, what's with the blue hair? ...

Coldplay: Look At The Stars

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Select, January 2001

...or alternatively, look the other way, mumble about how no-one really likes you and worry about losing your hair. Coldplay are Britain's biggest new band ...

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