2002

Important Questions Raised By...

We Found Out How Much a BRIT Award Is Actually Worth

With Abz from 5ive and Paul from S Club 7 both failing to flog theirs on eBay, we needed answers.
Daisy Jones
Lauren O'Neill
2.20.18
VICE UK Is 15

The Cheeky Girls Sent Us a 1500-Word Music Industry Conspiracy Theory

I spent a week trying to track down 2002's biggest one-hit wonders and then shit just got weird, in a really long email.
Tom Rasmussen
12.1.17
VICE UK Is 15

The Novelty Hit Singles of 2002 Were Pure, Untainted and Absurd

As products of their time, their messages were simple – “Have a go on this whistle” or “Touch my arse, please”.
Sam Diss
11.30.17
VICE UK Is 15

Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit

Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK – propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
Josh Baines
11.28.17
VICE UK Is 15

NME Created an Indie Scene Out of Thin Air in 2002 and Made It Stick

Former NME mag staff tell us how how they made so many people care about The Strokes, The Libertines and other "The bands".
Alexandra Pollard
11.27.17
VICE UK Is 15

No One Asked for This Timeline of 2002's Stellar Chart Number Ones

It was a banner year for novelty singles, wet ballads, reality TV rivalries and absolutely nothing in between.
Emma Garland
11.27.17
Remembering Things

The Complicated Cult Appeal of t.A.T.u’s "All the Things She Said"

Wire fences and rain should never have been this iconic – even in the face of one half of the Russian duo's homophobia.
Daisy Jones
8.18.17
Op-Eds

Avril Lavigne Helped Me Embrace The Shit-Kicking Teenage Girl I Always Was

She may not have been 2002’s answer to Throbbing Gristle, but she filled a gap where teenage girls had yet to see themselves, and gave them a voice.
Sammy Maine
3.18.16