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Tuesday, August 5 2014

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.


Monday, April 28 2014

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.


Thursday, April 24 2014

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?


Sunday, August 19 2012

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.


Monday, May 2 2011

Gorillaz: The Fall

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


Thursday, April 22 2010

Blur - “There’s No Other Way”


Thursday, January 21 2010

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (new album / stream / video)


Tuesday, July 28 2009

Blur: Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide to Blur

Sure, Blur were at times all over the map, but this two-disc set actually accentuates the incongruities of their occasional diversity by odd selection choices, bizarre sequencing, and about as much focus as a shuffle button.


Sunday, April 5 2009

Amadou and Mariam: Welcome to Mali

If Amadou and Mariam's last album felt like a shift in the couple's career, then Welcome to Mali feels like an even greater one.


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