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Blur had arrived. They had achieved what they had set out to do. After the disillusioning experience of being partially forced into a set of already-dying English trends with their 1991 debut Leisure and the miserable U.S. tour that followed, Damon Albarn had become possessed in an effort to find some new sound, some assertion… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

It’s not on the list because I’m not sure how good it is, but Nekrogoblikon’s “We Need A Gimmick” video is a pretty fascinating attempt at going viral, wrapped up in a comedy video about the quest to go viral. Also, that goblin costume is great. But I have a strict policy against joke-rap videos,… More »

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Damon Albarn Discovers The Comments Section

Adele and Damon Albarn attempted to collaborate on music for Adele's 25, but the aborted sessions left Albarn calling Adele "very insecure" and dismissing her…
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Watch A Scene From The Blur Movie New World Towers

Blur's hybrid documentary-concert film New World Towers will screen for the first time next month in the UK. We've already seen the official trailer, and…
James Rettig | November 11, 2015 - 2:49 pm

Watch Blur Play “Parklife” With Fred Armisen In Hollywood

Blur played Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl last night, and Damon Albarn invited Fred Armisen to the stage so the two could perform a lively rendition…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 21, 2015 - 9:46 am

Watch A Trailer For Blur’s “Hybrid Concert Film” New World Towers

Blur: New World Towers is marketed as "a vital hybrid performance film about Blur." Directed by Sam Wrench, the film stitches together clips from two…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Blur – “I Broadcast” Video

Blur's reunion album The Magic Whip is a few months old, and now they've followed up their "Lonesome Street" and "Ong Ong" videos with a…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2015 - 8:41 am

Blur’s Graham Coxon Thinks Kanye West Is “A Big Fucking Idiot”

Today in veteran white rock musicians insulting Kanye West: In a recent interview with The Guardian, Blur's Graham Coxon took issue with Kanye's particular brand…
Chris DeVille | July 30, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Blur’s Drum Tech Writes Their Setlists

I saw Blur this past May, when they did a secret show at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg. That was a week after the release…
Michael Nelson | July 21, 2015 - 11:23 am

Damon Albarn Recording New Gorillaz Album In September

The advent of Blur's new album, The Magic Whip, and the band's subsequent reunion tour, has been has been one of 2015's hallmark nostalgia-laced stories,…
Caitlin White | July 16, 2015 - 9:50 am

Watch A Trailer For Damon Albarn’s Alice In Wonderland Musical

Damon Albarn is a busy guy. Between the release of the long-awaited eighth Blur record, The Magic Whip, in April and his seemingly millions of
Grace Birnstengel | June 26, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Blur Announce Hollywood Bowl, MSG Shows

Blur played a pair of Coachella sets six years ago to get their reunion rolling, and so far they’ve only played one super-exclusive Brooklyn show
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Watch Liam Gallagher & Roger Daltrey Sing The Who’s “My Generation” On TFI Friday Special

Last night, Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey led a one-off supergroup performance of the Who's "My Generation" on British TV show TFI Friday, which revived…
Peter Helman | June 13, 2015 - 10:41 am

Blur – “Ong Ong” Video

Britpop legends Blur have just released their video for the bouncy, charming "Ong Ong"; it follows their "Lonesome Street" clip as the second video from…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2015 - 8:43 am

Watch Blur Play “Tender” With Jimmy Fallon Backstage At The Tonight Show

When Blur played The Tonight Show last week, the whole massive expanded ensemble reconvened backstage to record an unplugged rendition of "Tender," the timeless opening…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Watch Blur’s Documentary About Their New Album The Magic Whip

Last week, Blur released their reunion album The Magic Whip, and they also played their first New York show in 12 years. The album came…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:23 am

Blur Take Magic Whip To First NY Show In 12 Years

Scott called it a week ago, when he heard Blur were playing Fallon. Hell, for all I know, Scott made the whole thing happen through…
Michael Nelson | May 2, 2015 - 10:33 am

Watch Blur Reassemble, In All Their Glory, On The Tonight Show

Blur have landed! The Britpop greats have only played two U.S. shows since their 2009 reunion (both at Coachella), and they haven't been on American…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2015 - 8:32 am

Blur – “Y’all Doomed”

Blur's comeback album The Magic Whip is a quiet, experimental piece of work, but the lads still found time to record something zany. The hilariously…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2015 - 10:06 am
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