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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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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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14 Jan 2011 // 11:30 AM

The Year in Music: April 2010

M.I.A’s controversial music video for “Born Free” is released. In the clip, violence against red-haired people is used as a metaphor for

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22 Dec 2010 // 4:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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Possible Grammy Nominees for Album of the Year?

Using a rumored submission list that leaked to the internet, here are some guesses as to what the Album of the Year Grammy nominees will

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Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP

Erland Cooper teams up with musicians associated with the Verve, Gorillaz, and Paul McCartney's the Fireman, to produce something... different.

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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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Strictly Global: A Source for Music Videos on Broadcast TV

The kind of show you wished MTV would make.

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Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (new album / stream)

For a limited time only, the Guardian is streaming the upcoming Gorillaz’ album, which will be released 8 March. 1 .Orchestral Intro (ft. Sinfonia ViVA) 2. Welcome to

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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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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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