Blur To Celebrate Parklife’s 25th Anniversary

July 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Blur To Celebrate Parklife’s 25th Anniversary

Despite refusing to perform its breakout album for the 25th anniversary of Parklife, Blur is acknowledging the occasion by re-releasing a vintage line of merchandise, as well as a 10″ record of a previously unreleased live BBC session. No word yet on a special edition of the album itself. The show refusal dates back to […]

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VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

February 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Damon Albarn “Everyday Robots”

As we continue to wonder whether or not this extended Blur reunion will actually produce any new music, lead-singer Damon Albarn puts us off once again with his first proper solo album. Due April 29 on XL, Everyday Robots is an exploration of time and memory against a backdrop of hazy, electronic ether and, of […]

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VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Blur “Under the Westway”

With a live streaming Twitter premier this past Monday, Blur unveiled two newly recorded songs, which will be featured on a limited 7″ single due out in August. Both tracks are available now on iTunes. The songs are set to promote the band’s appearance at the closing ceremony for the Olympic games on August 12. […]

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Blur Live at the Brit Awards

February 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Blur Live at the Brit Awards

Blur received a Brit award last night for “outstanding contribution to music.” The band played an 11-minute set consisting of career-spanning highlights (“Girls & Boys,” “Song 2,” “Parklife,” “Tender,” and my all-time favorite Blur song, “This Is A Low”). Having just played a few nights prior at the War Child benefit (see previous post), this […]

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The Get Up Kids cover Blur’s “Girls and Boys” for A.V. Club

July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on The Get Up Kids cover Blur’s “Girls and Boys” for A.V. Club

The Get Up Kids cover “Girls And Boys” by Blur Came into this expecting to hate on it pretty hard, given that it’s 90’s emo stalwarts The Get Up Kids covering Blur and all, but it’s really not terrible. Musically, it holds up, and, if I’m forced to gripe, my only concern is that the […]

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The Truce between Blur and Oasis Begins on Record Store Day

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The longstanding Blur vs. Oasis battle will officially come to and end on this year’s Record Store Day when Liam Gallagher’s new band, Beady Eye, will release a cover of Blur’s “Country House,” the very song that went up against Oasis’ “Roll with It” in that infamous first week sales challenge back in 1995. Gallagher […]

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That’s Dr. Alex James to You, Sir

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on That’s Dr. Alex James to You, Sir

Blur bassist turned foodie, Alex James, has been given an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Bournemouth University. James, who grew up in Bournemouth, accepted the honor with a speech that opened thusly: “I would just like to say a few words to you about cheese.” He went on to express his love of cheese, advising, […]

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