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The Anniversary

The Trainspotting Soundtrack Turns 20

I saw Trainspotting with my dad. This was a bad idea. I don't know what I was thinking. If I'd gone with literally anyone else,…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2016 - 11:51 am

2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

More Blur stories

Hear Madeon Remix Blur For FIFA 17 Trailer

It had to happen eventually. Blur's "Song 2" is a perfect stadium anthem, a fired-up blast of utter, glorious meaninglessness. It's great the way it…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Hear ABC Cover Radiohead, Wang Chung Cover Blur On ‘80s Artists’ Unlikely New Covers Comp

'80s revivalism has been the trend in pop music for a few years now, and it's about time that someone capitalized on that by getting…
James Rettig | December 14, 2015 - 10:12 am

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am

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

The Anniversary

The Great Escape Turns 20

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…
Ryan Leas | September 11, 2015 - 10:36 am

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

List

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

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…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 4:54 pm

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
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