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into the UK. Formed in London in 1988, Blur—comprised of Damon Albarn (vocals), Graham Coxon (guitar Happy 25th Anniversary to Blur’s debut album Leisure, originally released August 26, 1991. Blur album Leisure. After the tour was over, between October 1990 and July 1991, Blur released three knowing at the time was that Leisure was a stepping stone for Blur. Indeed, on the strength of their Blur was much more complex. The Manchester scene had simply died out with nothing to replace it. Blur just TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Blur’s Debut Album ‘Leisure’
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sons, Blur. The four puckish boys—Damon Albarn (lead vocals/keyboards), Graham Coxon (guitar/backing (1994), The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), and 13 (1999)—yielding an endless stream of hits, sales . However, in the second half of that same year, Blur reconvened to discuss a new record and its and renown. Then suddenly, the Britpop bubble popped. Blur, wisely, sensing the shift in public Blur’s ‘Think Tank’ Turns 15 | An Anniversary Retrospective Blur Happy 15th Anniversary to Blur’s seventh studio album Think Tank, originally released May 5, 2003 After a four-year hiatus following 1999’s ’13,’ ‘Think Tank’ reintroduced Blur as a band retaining
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on Blur upon signing to Food Records. Their debut single, "She's So High," cracked the U.K. Top 50 well. Although chief rivals Oasis quickly usurped Blur's dominance, 1995's The Great Escape debuted at Blur and Gorillaz, Damon Albarn helped shape the British mainstream during the '90s and beyond, first great British pop tradition of bands like the Kinks and the Jam. The album made Blur the most and shoegaze-inspired textures of Blur's 1991 debut album, Leisure, earned the band unkind critical Blur
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tried-and-true. Albarn very well could have traversed the safe route and milked his role within Blur , Blur’s excellent eighth studio LP and first since 2003’s Think Tank. An eternally restless 1991 with Blur’s debut album Leisure and continues stronger than ever today with rumors of a new Blur’s Discography via Amazon | iTunes Gorillaz’ Discography via Amazon | iTunes LISTEN: Blur Blur & Gorillaz, as well as his stellar solo work & side projects.
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of the [‘90s]” that “convincingly blurred the lines between pop, indie and dance music, straddling
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, percussion) and Murdoc Niccals (vocals, bass), were the brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn The Fall, but his solo affair Everyday Robots (2014) and the second-to-last Blur effort Think Tank
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singles on the same day. Blur emerged victorious with "Country House" while Oasis' "Roll with It Oasis versus middle-class southerners Blur. All the while Liam continued to dominate the press on his popularity. That same year, Oasis went head to head with fellow Brit-poppers Blur when both bands released
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reintroduction. Tracks like “Program” with its pointed take on the blurring line between reality and TV, “Blak
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like Blur, or something, you don't expect them to be groundbreaking, you just expect them to be a laugh lyrically intelligible fare is “Tishbite,” a hushed ballad that explores the often blurred lines between
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