Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'

Damon Albarn - 'Everyday Robots'

We’ve had his state of the nation addresses, both pre-millennial and post-. We’ve had his fantasies of cartoon musicians on islands made of trash. We’ve had his operatic renderings of old Japanese children’s programmes from the 1980s....

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Damon Albarn - 'Dr Dee'

Damon Albarn - 'Dr Dee'

With the clock running on the Blur reunion and Gorillaz on indefinite hiatus due to ‘crayonist differences’, Damon Albarn’s first solo album seems like a chance to truly glimpse one of music’s most adventurous minds. A new era of...

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Live Review: Damon Albarn And Rufus Norris - Dr Dee

Live Review: Damon Albarn And Rufus Norris - Dr...

During the intermission of Damon Albarn ’s ‘English opera’, debuted tonight as the centerpiece of this year’s Manchester International Festival, NME overhears a couple of the city’s assembled criterati on the steps of the Palace...

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BBC Electric Proms

BBC Electric Proms

Now in its third year (and for the first time taking place in Liverpool as well as London), the Beeb’s annual batch of shows are based around the idea of artists doing something different live. Of course, this usually ends up being nothing more...

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Various Artists

Various Artists

No-one, you have to conclude, hated Britpop more than Damon Albarn. Ever since he bid English whimsy a two-fingered farewell with 1995’s ‘The Great Escape’, Albarn’s muse has followed such a wayward path it’s occasionally resembled one...

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Albarn, Damon : Democrazy

Albarn, Damon : Democrazy

If you went to a Marco Pierre White restaurant and ordered a steak au poivre with oyster juis and a drizzle of shredded lark’s tonsil gratinee and Marco just sloped out of the kitchen looking knackered, showed you a cow and shrugged, you...

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Afel Bocum, Damon Albarn & Friends : Mali Music

Afel Bocum, Damon Albarn & Friends : Mali Music

Damon Albarn has a face for every occasion. Be it grinning cheeky Britpop monkey boy, tearful lover or two-dimensional cartoon character, his great virtue is to be able to change his musical persona as often as he changes his clothes. Now...

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