Tuesday, August 5 2014
Blur's masterpiece The Great Escape examines the costs—for young lovers or pop stars—of trusting in stasis.
Monday, April 28 2014
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
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
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 release an absorbing if necessarily inconsistent travelogue album recorded during their 2010 tour.
Thursday, April 22 2010
Thursday, March 18 2010
Thursday, January 21 2010
Tuesday, July 28 2009
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
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.