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Ten "Fiercest" British Frontmen Revealed

Jake has long bemoaned the fact that British singers all sound like pansies. [Specifically, English singers -ed.] It’s his main argument for abandoning a genre that once fueled his music collection and has led to hilarious arguments at countless bars with me and Loftus. But is the Old Man right?

MuchMusic has a list of the The 10 Fiercest British Frontmen Of The Past Decade and I gotta say, there’s a fair amount of dandy-ism on display and maybe only one dude I definitely wouldn’t fight in an alley (Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who I am sure would fight dirty to protect his hair).

Seven sissies I could stomp and three dudes I would not fight after the jump.

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The Verve Reunite After Nearly a Decade

Maybe the NME’s incessant haranguing of classic British bands to reform is actually effective. Could it be that bi-monthly declarations of this band reforming or that band reuniting might actually cause those parties to reconsider their splits? Could they all be self-fulfilling prophecies?

This weekend saw The Verve play their first show together in nearly a decade. It was the first show with all four members since 1998 and featured a set heavy with classics and crowd pleasers. It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of such a reunion was dismissed as folly what with the notorious riff between singer Richard Ashcroft and guitarist Nick McCabe. But all things must pass and the band reformed in June to record new material. Five months later, they debuted just one new song in a 17-song set. But who’s complaining?

What with the Happy Mondays, Jesus and Mary Chain and now The Verve reuniting, maybe it’s not so crazy to think The Smiths and Stone Roses might be far behind. Mozzer might want to start researching testicle recipes .