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Blur 21


Format: 1 Box Set, 1 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl, 2 Vinyl

Genre: electronic, pop, punk, rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Europop, New Wave, Acoustic, Dub, Mod, Lo-Fi, Brit Pop, Krautrock

Barcode: 5099962490412


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Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from London (England).

Blur formed in 1989 as Seymour in Colchester, composed of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon (1989-2002, 2009- ), Alex James (2), and Dave Rowntree.
Blur's early releases (the singles "There's No Other Way", "Bang", "She's So High", "I Know", and the album "Leisure") were considered indie or alternative rock, heavily influenced by the danceable rhythms of "baggy" bands like The Stone Roses and noisepop bands like My Bloody Valentine, with strains of weirder ideas running throughout, like Syd Barrett (this was often more readily apparent on several single B-sides, where the group let loose its more atavistic, dark side). By 1992, the group was keen on reinventing themselves with a newer, smarter sound and sense of purpose, eschewing the sounds that were coming out of the U.S. specifically, and returning to a retro spectrum of British rock and pop music: British Invasion groups, Mod groups, Psychedelic Rock, even nostalgic music from World War II. They released their second album, "Modern Life Is Rubbish", in 1993, to moderate success and began attracting attention for their stubborn determination to lead Britain out of the miasma that was the grunge years.

Building on the qualified success of "Modern Life Is Rubbish" and its accompanying singles, and aided by groups like Suede, Blur rolled out the carpet for the Britpop cultural movement that would all but engulf the UK for two years, releasing in 1994 what was essentially seen by the general public as the Britpop flagship album, "Parklife". Everything changed culturally, and Blur was riding the crest of that cultural wave. Following rapidly on the heels of the tipping point that was "Parklife", the group's 1995 album "The Great Escape" was a vividly nervy and somewhat cartoonish version of the same formula. It left the group with a hangover that it determined it could only cure by taking several steps back from the Britpop sound and culture. The group re-embraced America, digging into influences like Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies.

By the time Blur's fifth studio album, "Blur", came out in 1997, the group had all but severed ties from Britpop and were returning to the same noisy, somewhat spastic experimentalism that was a hallmark of their pre-Blur early days in the late 1980s as a indie artrock group Seymour, only this time the music informed by a broader range of influences. Subsequent albums "13" and "Think Tank" further increased the group's distance from Britpop, eventually encompassing a great diversity of sounds and influences from all over the globe. On February 19, 2015, Blur made a surprise announcement that they'd finished a new album, "The Magic Whip", to be made available to the public on April 25, 2015, and also released a new song, "Go Out".

Noteworthy live & session members:
Wayne Hernandez: lead vocalist with backing choirs since 1997
Simon Tong: guitarist; replaced Coxon for 2003–04 tour

When marked as a copyright holder, use Blur (2).


A1  She's So High 

A2  Bang 

A3  Slow Down 

A4  Repetition 

A5  Bad Day 

A6  Sing 

B1  There's No Other Way 

B2  Fool 

B3  Come Together 

B4  High Cool 

B5  Birthday 

B6  Wear Me Down 

C1  For Tomorrow 

C2  Advert 

C3  Colin Zeal 

C4  Pressure On Julian 

D1  Star Shaped 

D2  Blue Jeans 

D3  Chemical World 

E1  Sunday Sunday 

E2  Oily Water 

E3  Miss America 

E4  Villa Rosie 

F1  Coping 

F2  Turn It Up 

F3  Resigned 

G1  Girls & Boys 

G2  Tracy Jacks 

G3  End Of The Century 

H1  Parklife 

H2  Bank Holiday 

H3  Badhead 

H4  The Debt Collector 

H5  Far Out 

I1  To The End 

I2  London Loves 

I3  Trouble In The Message Centre 

I4  Clover Over Dover 

J1  Magic America 

J2  Jubilee 

J3  This Is A Low 

J4  Lot 105 

K1  Stereotypes 

K2  Country House 

K3  Best Days 

L1  Charmless Man 

L2  Fade Away 

L3  Top Man 

L4  The Universal 

M1  Mr. Robinson's Quango 

M2  He Thought Of Cars 

M3  It Could Be You 

M4  Ernold Same 

N1  Globe Alone 

N2  Dan Abnormal 

N3  Entertain Me 

N4  Yuko And Hiro 

O1  Beetlebum 

O2  Song 2 

O3  Country Sad Ballad Man 

O4  M.O.R. 

P1  On Your Own 

P2  Theme From Retro 

P3  You're So Great 

P4  Death Of A Party 

Q1  Chinese Bombs 

Q2  I'm Just A Killer For Your Love 

Q3  Look Inside America 

Q4  Strange News From Another Star 

R1  Movin' On 

R2  Essex Dogs 

S1  Tender 

S2  Bugman 

S3  Coffee & TV 

T1  Swamp Song 

T2  1992 

T3  B.L.U.R.E.M.I. 

U1  Battle 

U2  Mellow Song 

U3  Trailerpark 

V1  Caramel 

V2  Trimm Trabb 

V3  No Distance Left To Run 

V4  Optigan 1 

W1  Ambulance 

W2  Out Of Time 

W3  Crazy Beat 

X1  Good Song 

X2  On The Way To The Club 

X3  Brothers And Sisters 

Y1  Caravan 

Y2  We've Got A File On You 

Y3  Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club 

Y4  Sweet Song 

Z1  Jets 

Z2  Gene By Gene 

Z3  Battery In Your Leg 



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Damon Albarn,Graham Coxon,Dave Rowntree,Alex James (2)

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