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Watch Blur’s Complete Music Hall of Williamsburg Gig - 1 May 2015 (video)

Britpop was alive and well at the start of May as Blur took to Brooklyn for the first time in 16 years. Now, you can watch the whole concert right here on PopMatters.

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Watch Blur Bring “Pyongyang” and “Beetlebum” to Williamsburg

Blur brought plenty of tracks new and old -- in addition to massive squalls of feedback -- to their recent gig at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Blur Dig Into the ‘Parklife’ Deep Cuts at Their Brooklyn Gig (video)

At their recent Brooklyn gig, Blur performed several classics alongside the material from their new record, including Parklife's "Trouble in the Messenger Centre".

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Blur Bring ‘Lonesome Street’ and ‘New World Towers’ to Brooklyn (video)

Blur performed to a packed and enthusiastic crowd last week at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg; these performances of two Magic Whip tracks document the fun.

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Watch Blur Return to Williamsburg to Support ‘The Magic Whip’ (video)

After a 16-year hiatus from New York City stages, Blur came back to Brooklyn with a new album in tow, the much-acclaimed The Magic Whip.

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27 Apr 2015 // 2:06 AM

Blur: The Magic Whip

The Magic Whip is a goofy record, featuring a kind of scattershot energy that is usually only mustered by young bands just discovering their love of music for the first time.

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Blur - “Go Out” (video) (Single Review)

Blur's big comeback single turns out to be a weird little number that will appeal to only hardcore fans. Thank goodness.

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Seasick, But Still Floating: Blur and ‘The Great Escape’

Blur's masterpiece The Great Escape examines the costs—for young lovers or pop stars—of trusting in stasis.

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Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots

Even if you think that Damon Albarn has done it all by this point in time, Everyday Robots is a new gold standard in contemporary pop songwriting.

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For Tomorrow: The 10 Best Songs from Blur’s “Life Trilogy”

Damon Albarn's got a new album arriving in a few days, and his band's most popular album commemorates its 20th birthday. What better time to pay tribute to the period when Blur put the "pop" in Britpop?

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13 Jun 2013 // 1:00 AM

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 3 and 4, Barcelona

Primavera's certainly evolved from where it started out early last decade, but it hasn't lost its special vibe that's unmatched by most of its competition.

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12 Jun 2013 // 4:57 AM

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 1 and 2, Barcelona

Over the last few years, Primavera Sound has separated itself from other festivals that are similar on the surface by booking consistently interesting lineups highlighted by a handful of acts that don't just play anywhere.

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15 May 2013 // 11:02 PM

Peace: In Love

Young audiences will love it, free and ignorant maybe, of the influences so apparent in Peace’s music, whilst others, those a bit more long in the tooth, will fail to understand the fuss and hype and will be tempted to dismiss the album and the band as a one off, devoid of originality.

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‘Blur 21’: The Best of the Rarities

The most compelling reason to opt for the CD version of the Blur 21 box set is the inclusion of four rarities discs covering the span of the revived Britpop group’s history.

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19 Aug 2012 // 11:14 PM

To the End: 12 Essential Blur Songs for 2012

If you needed any confirmation that Blur took the gold in the 1990s Britpop battle royale, the band's headlining performance capping the London Olympics should close the case.

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2 May 2011 // 10:10 PM

Gorillaz: The Fall

Gorillaz release an absorbing if necessarily inconsistent travelogue album recorded during their 2010 tour.

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‘Burnout’ Ruined Racing Games For Me

What puts Burnout ahead of other arcade racers like Split/Second and Blur is a single and perfectly implemented mechanic: the ability to ram cars.

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Definitely Maybe the Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s

Half the fun of lists like this is tearing them down immediately after they’ve been built up.

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22 Apr 2010 // 11:29 AM

Blur - “There’s No Other Way”

Throughout the course of its storied career, Blur more often than not seemed to be playing a role. While the Britpop group’s incarnations as

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Evolution of Damon Albarn (videos)

“Fifteen years ago, people were having actual arguments about who was better: Damon Albarn or Noel Gallagher? Good times.” That quote is from a Pitchfork

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