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Blur (Special Edition)

by Blur

Blur (Special Edition) by Blur

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Blur (Special Edition)

by Blur

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Label: Parlophone UK
Blur's self-titled fifth album is the quartet's breakthrough effort, as the success of "Song 2" remains their only hint of a hit in the U.S. Released in 1997, Blur was an answer to Oasis' claims that they were the next Beatles and also reflected Graham Coxon's increasing infatuation with American lo-fi indie rock ("You're So Great," "Song 2," "Chinese Bombs"). Despite the seemingly dissimilar angles, Blur is a mostly streamlined affair thanks, in part, to Damon Albarn's succinct view of pop music ("M.O.R.," "Beetlebum"). Not all of these songs work, but the highs are very good.

About This Album

Blur's self-titled fifth album is the quartet's breakthrough effort, as the success of "Song 2" remains their only hint of a hit in the U.S. Released in 1997, Blur was an answer to Oasis' claims that they were the next Beatles and also reflected Graham Coxon's increasing infatuation with American lo-fi indie rock ("You're So Great," "Song 2," "Chinese Bombs"). Despite the seemingly dissimilar angles, Blur is a mostly streamlined affair thanks, in part, to Damon Albarn's succinct view of pop music ("M.O.R.," "Beetlebum"). Not all of these songs work, but the highs are very good.

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Disc 2

About This Album

Blur's self-titled fifth album is the quartet's breakthrough effort, as the success of "Song 2" remains their only hint of a hit in the U.S. Released in 1997, Blur was an answer to Oasis' claims that they were the next Beatles and also reflected Graham Coxon's increasing infatuation with American lo-fi indie rock ("You're So Great," "Song 2," "Chinese Bombs"). Despite the seemingly dissimilar angles, Blur is a mostly streamlined affair thanks, in part, to Damon Albarn's succinct view of pop music ("M.O.R.," "Beetlebum"). Not all of these songs work, but the highs are very good.