Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blur

Blur are an English alternative rock band. Formed in London in 1988 as Seymour, the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change—influenced by English guitar pop groups such as The Kinks, The Beatles and XTC—Blur released the Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995) albums. As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a famous chart battle with rival band Oasis dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".

In recording their follow-up, Blur (1997), the band underwent another reinvention, showing influence from the lo-fi style of American indie rock groups. "Song 2", one of the album's singles, brought Blur mainstream success in the US. The last album featuring Blur's original lineup, 13 (1999) found the band members experimenting with electronic music and gospel music, as Albarn wrote more personal lyrics. In May 2002, Coxon left Blur during the recording of their seventh album Think Tank (2003). Containing electronic sounds and more minimal guitar work, the album was marked by Albarn's growing interest in hip hop and African music. After a 2003 tour without Coxon, Blur did no studio work or touring as a band, as members engaged in other projects. In 2009 Blur reunited, with Coxon back in the fold, for a series of successful concerts.
I'll recomend Beetlebum, Coffe and TV, Song 2(Nostalgic Fifa 98 theme) and The Universal.

23 comments:

  1. Hell yeah BLUR!

    Love it, I have almost whole dyscogrpahy.

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  2. i think it was these guys that sung woo hoo. pretty catchy tune i must say

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  3. They still make music? Damn, I thought they dropped off.

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  4. Just listened to them, they sound nice.

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  5. sounds nice.. I'll check them out.. thx

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  6. Wow, I didn't know they still made music.

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  7. Didn't they do a song for one of the James Bond movies?

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  8. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  9. Blur is sweet, I remember the britpop invasion of the 90s, it was madness. I still hear Oasis on the radio all the time, but I'd rather hear Blur instead.

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  10. my girlfriend loves Blur, i dig their sound but she nuts about it lol.

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  11. thanks for the recommendations. I always need help finding good music

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  12. I definitely need more Blur in my life, thanks for the recommendation.

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  13. I'm looking forward to your next post!

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  14. I like the video for Coffee alot! A little milk-carton walking around town! it's very cute, not funny, just cute. Song is also epic!

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