Select (magazine)

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Select was a United Kingdom music magazine of the 1990s. It was known for covering indie rock, but featured a wide array of music. Launched in July 1990, its first cover star was Prince. After EMAP Metro bought Select, they revamped its image, and it became known for its coverage of Britpop, a term coined in the magazine by Stuart Maconie. Its 1993 “Yanks Go Home” edition, 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.