Select (magazine)

Select was a United Kingdom music magazine of the 1990s which was particularly known for covering Britpop, a term coined in the magazine by Stuart Maconie. Its 1993 "Yanks Go Home" edition,[2] featuring The Auteurs, Denim, Saint Etienne, Pulp and Suede's Brett Anderson on the cover in front of a Union Flag, was an important impetus in defining the movement's opposition to American genres such as grunge.

Cover of Select magazine for July 2000.jpg
July 2000 issue
EditorAlexis Petridis[1]
CategoriesMusic tabloid
First issueJuly 1990; 31 years ago (1990-07)
Final issueJanuary 2001 (2001-01)
CompanyEMAP Metro
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

The magazine launched in mid 1990 and folded in early 2001, mirroring the rise and decline of the Britpop scene with which it became synonymous.


  • Pop Babylon! (circa 1994)
  • Music and Beyond (circa 1998)
  • Music for Tomorrow (circa 2000)
  • Total Stereo[1]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Select (credits list)". Select. EMAP Metro. July 2000. p. 6.
  2. ^ Shaw, Magnus. So It Goes. Lulu, 2014. ISBN 978-1-3260-7550-7
  3. ^ Cardew, Ben. "Q editor Andrew Harrison steps down". The Guardian, 11 April 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2021

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