Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says the current breed of pop stars are not talented and he misses the days when British pop ruled the charts.
"The days of Oasis and Blur were the last great assault on the charts by alternative music. Christmas Top of the Pops was dreadful. Every song sounded like it came from the same field of music. There was a rap in there somewhere, everyone sang in a transatlantic soul voice and it was rubbish," mirror.co.uk quoted the 44-year-old as saying.
"The Britpop (British pop) thing was vastly different. We were all great live bands, and that's gone now," he added.