Classic Albums

CA10 Blur – Parklife

In this weeks Classic Album special Steve gets the chance to pick one of the most important albums in his formative musical years; the third album from Britpop superstars Blur, 1994’s Parklife. 

We examine the what it was that made the band embrace their quintessentially British sound, how it paved the way for the onset of Britpop’s commercial peak, why they railed against America and the grunge movement that was dominating at the time, the huge success of the record, which saw the band win a record number of BRIT Awards and turned them into one of the biggest bands in the country, the role both Robbie Williams and Kurt Cobain played in making Damon Albarn a heartthrob, where the band went next after their war with Oasis and, crucially, does the music still hold up in 2020 and is Parklife worthy of its classic status… no spoilers, but it’s the first time Steve and Remfry butt heads on the quality of an album in this series. 

And it’s not about you joggers who go round and round and round… PARKLIFE! Available over on

Rioteers Review

RR14 Blur – The Magic Whip

Previously on Patreon 14/05/2019 – Steve and Remfry discuss the comeback album from Blur, The Magic Whip, the London Britpop legend’s eighth studio album. They discuss how the album fits into the band’s legacy, how Hong Kong affected the making of the album and how successful their comeback was. 

Riot Act

00 – The Venn Diagram of Riot Act Music

Welcome to Riot Act. A brand new podcast for fans of alternative music hosted by Stephen Hill and Remfry Dedman. In this four hour plus opening episode we go through numerous sub-genres, from prog rock to hardcore punk and everything in-between, to compile the ultimate guide to alternative music.

If you love passionate, in depth music chat, bizarre sperm metaphors, and podcasts being interrupted by cats then this might just be your new favourite thing on the internet!