Contest: Consequence of Sound presents the British Invasion

Now’s a strange and strained time to be a citizen in this world; xenophobia and dogmatic nationalism run rampant, and tension can be felt even within one’s own country’s borders. Thankfully, we’re all music fans here, and we don’t give a lick about borders – or oceans. Case in point: Britain. Of course Britain and America may have had their differences in the past (see: 1775-1783), but damned if we don’t love us some British rock’n’roll. Where would we be without The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Damon Albarn, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, or hell, Adele? That’s why we’re teaming up with Capitol Vaults’ British Invasion merch store to try and pin down the greatest moments in Britain’s rich history of music, and we need your help.

British Invasion is an online store specializing in merchandise from British music and musicians. Together, we want to find out what you readers think is the greatest period of time for British music. Was it the 70’s, when Pink Floyd and The Who reigned supreme? Or perhaps the era of the Spice Girls and “Bittersweet Symphony”? Tell us! Better yet, show us. Here’s how (get those social networking skills ready):

First, set yourself up with a Pinterest account. Then, make sure you like CoS on Facebook (while you’re at it, might as well follow us on Twitter, too). Using British Invasion’s asset board, their interactive Google Map, and your own findings of pictures, video clips, gifs, merch, and what-have-you, piece together a Pinboard that represents what you consider the greatest in British music. Post a link to your board on our Facebook wall, or down in the comments section below. We’ll choose the most creative, best looking, and just keenest boards and award the top three pinners some sweet prize packs furnished by British Invasion.

Two runners-ups will receive a special edition British Invasion t-shirt, plus CDs of these seven classic British albums:
Pablo Honey – Radiohead
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Best of Bowie – David Bowie
Billy Idol – Billy Idol
Rio – Duran Duran
Spice Girls – Spice Girls
It’s Not Me, It’s You – Lily Allen

The one grandest pinner of all will receive all 11 albums from the John Lennon Signature Box Set (sans box), which includes these remastered classics:

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Some Time in New York City (double disc)
Mind Games
Walls and Bridges
Rock ‘n’ Roll
Double Fantasy
Milk and Honey

Disc 10: Singles – Tracklist:
“Power to the People”
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
“Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)”
“Cold Turkey”
“Move Over Ms. L”
“Give Peace a Chance”

Disc 11: Home Tapes – Tracklist:
“I Found Out”
“Nobody Told Me”
“Honey Don’t”
“One of the Boys”
“India, India”
“Serve Yourself”
“Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)”
“I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier”

You have your assignment, you have your incentive. The deadline is Friday, September 14th, so get pinning! To help get you thinking about which generation of British tunes is your favorite, here’s a song you may be familiar with:


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