Friday, February 20 2015
Blur's big comeback single turns out to be a weird little number that will appeal to only hardcore fans. Thank goodness.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
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.
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.