This is a hits station which acts as catch all for that whole era dominated by Brit-pop slowly evolving to the indie of the noughties. It should give you a best of XFM feeling
An "indie" playlist is difficult to put together as its such a huge and less defined genre. So to divide the sound, the following split made sense: all the hits before 2010, all the good less charty stuff before 2010 and finally all the best stuff since 2010. A classic is defined as popularity through time; if a song has come out in the last 10 years, that's not enough time to solidify classics.
This playlist was probably the least fun to put together because it's almost mathematical. Reached a certain level of popularity with that sound? Ok, lend me your popular songs.The following two in this series will be a lot trickier to put together but ultimately more rewarding for the serious music fiends.
It's been a very long time since we had an instrumental playlist. Next week we're jet setting off into space with some ethereal spacey bassy instrumentals....