Articles tagged damon albarn

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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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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5 Nov 2014 // 3:05 AM

Tony Allen: Film of Life

As Tony Allen and Afrobeat continue to influence the music world at large, the master drummer lets the music world at large continue to influence him.

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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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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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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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21 Jan 2010 // 3:34 AM

Gorillaz Plastic Beach (Parlophone, Virgin) Releasing: 8 March (Europe), 9 March (US) Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett under the moniker Gorillaz release their third record this March

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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.

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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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30 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Monkey: Journey to the West

A musical, circus stage show based on a 16th century Chinese novel about a monkey who dreamed of being a god? Damon Albarn must have something to do with it. But stripped of the fancy visuals, the music is left wanting.

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28 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

Bit of a Blur by Alex James

Blur was one of the biggest bands of the 1990s, a fact that everyone in the world was keenly aware of unless you lived in the United States.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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