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Damon Albarn has long maintained a pastime of taunting his devoted fans (including our own Michael Nelson) by feeding them tantalizing news about new Blur music only to shelve it and release umpteen…   Read Story »
Last night, Damon Albarn played a solo set at Royale Boston, and he dropped an unexpected number on the crowd: Blur's massive "Song 2." It was the first time Albarn had ever played the song as a solo…   Read Story »
Last night, Damon Albarn, already in New York for this weekend's Governors Ball festival, was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and he was apparently in a pretty moody place. On the show itself,…   Read Story »
Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people -- particularly, seemingly, in music-writer circles --…   Read Story »
It's hard to imagine a better way to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Blur's Parklife than singing along to the title track with an entire East London pub and Damon Albarn himself. For whatever…   Read Story »
It was a profoundly strange experience to type out the headline "Parklife Turns 20." More so than the other anniversaries I've written for Stereogum, the fact that landmark Pulp, Blur, and Oasis…   Read Story »
Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren't supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of…   Read Story »
Britpop luminaries such as Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker have been in the public eye a lot in recent years, either for reuniting their classic bands or pursuing new…   Read Story »
Since we're already running a big Oasis sweepstakes for Britpop Week we just had to have one for the other titan and rival of the genre. Plus, it wouldn't be a proper Britpop Week if we didn't…   Read Story »
We're celebrating Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and while there's lots of essential listening that comes with such a pursuit, there's not much in the way of essential viewing. There is, however,…   Read Story »