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Uncool Britannia: Radiohead's 'The Bends' vs. Britpop in a Battle for the Soul of Britain
15 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.

Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed: Music in a Post-9/11 World
2 Mar 2015 // 9:00 PM

The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.


Blur: The Magic Whip
26 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM

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.

Damon Albarn: Everyday Robots
27 Apr 2014 // 8:06 PM

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.


Blur + Courtney Barnett Played MSG (Photos) + Blur's 'New World Towers' Documentary Coming Soon
13 Nov 2015 // 4:00 AM

Blur's bi-coastal arena shows beckoned fans far and wide as the band performed songs from The Magic Whip and lots of other hits and rarities. Their documentary New World Towers is part of the DOC NYC festival this Sunday.

Watch Blur's Complete Music Hall of Williamsburg Gig - 1 May 2015 (video)
9 May 2015 // 6:45 AM

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.


Back to Blur’s Heyday As a Ruler of Britpop
15 Apr 2013 // 2:38 AM

INDIO, Calif. — Ten minutes into his band’s performance Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, singer Damon Albarn of Blur realized

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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