Blur - Blur
NME.COM feature on Blur - Blur album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 11 September 2006
The ones we like best - the big pop anthems, the soundtrack to our very own twin summers of love - are monuments to the power of pop.
There's a story going round that Blur had so much trouble agreeing on the line-up of this album that eventually the record company lost patience and left it up to public research groups. Which is, of course, just how it should be. After all, in the recent past, Blur have not exactly kept shtoom about the fact that they don't want these songs any more. In fact, they even paid them the...
- Oct 26, 2000
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- Song 2
- Country Sad Ballad Man
- M.O.R. (Alan Moulder Road Version)
- On Your Own
- Theme From Retro
- You're So Great
- Death Of A Party
- Chinese Bombs
- I'm Just a Killer for Your Love
- Look Inside America
- Strange News From Another Star
- Movin' On
- Essex Dogs
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Blur - Blur: Wikipedia Album Entry
Blur is the fifth album by English alternative rock band Blur. Released on 10 February 1997 in the UK, it reached the top of the UK album chart. Blur was also a hit in the US, with Song 2 becoming a hit there and the album being certified Gold. It also spawned several hit singles in the UK, most notably Beetlebum and "Song 2". The album's style was resultant of Blur's dropping their previous britpop mantle in favor of lo-fi and alternative rock recordings, reportedly at Graham Coxon 's urging. As a result, Blur was a hit primarily because it proved that Blur could evolve beyond their Britpop roots. The album's move from Britpop was emphasised by this being the first Blur album not to use Stylorouge cover-art and also not to have lyrics and chords printed in the liner notes, instead having a composite photo of the band in the studio spread out over three panels. The album featured the first song in which Graham Coxon not only wrote the lyrics, but also provided lead vocals, for the song You're So Great. He would later do the same for Coffee & TV for Blur's next album.
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