14 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Worn down by fame, Britpop, and each other, Blur re-emerged in 1997 a changed band. Opening shot “Beetlebum” married Damon Albarn’s Kinksy melodies to guitar work that owed as much to Stephen Malkmus as it did George Harrison. And so it went with Blur, which ditched Albarn’s cozy Anglicisms for more cryptic, autobiographical lyrics, hedged in Graham Coxon’s newfound love of the U.S. underground. “Song 2” and “Chinese Bombs” go furthest out, but the band’s knack for pop melodies always remains blissfully intact.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Worn down by fame, Britpop, and each other, Blur re-emerged in 1997 a changed band. Opening shot “Beetlebum” married Damon Albarn’s Kinksy melodies to guitar work that owed as much to Stephen Malkmus as it did George Harrison. And so it went with Blur, which ditched Albarn’s cozy Anglicisms for more cryptic, autobiographical lyrics, hedged in Graham Coxon’s newfound love of the U.S. underground. “Song 2” and “Chinese Bombs” go furthest out, but the band’s knack for pop melodies always remains blissfully intact.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
37 Ratings
37 Ratings
Radguyalex ,

Really good

It's a shame that people only buy song 2

PeriwinklePurrs;D ,

This band is so great.

All the songs on this album are great. I highly recommend. Song 2 is actually my least favorite song.

Johnny O'Hagan ,

Forever relevant

This was my very first cassette tape as a kid and was my gateway to the underground. Buy it and keep it alive.

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