Written by | October 19, 2015 6:02 | No Comments

Song 2 – Blur – While it is hard to remember now, this is Britpop stalwarts attempting to shake off their future past Britness and embracing their inner grunge. Instead they discovered a hook embraced throughout US sports world wins. He who dares, right? – A

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Written by | October 18, 2015 8:32 | No Comments

I haven’t seen Blur on stage since the 1999 13 tour, at Roseland, they played the album and topped it off with four sure shots but as it happens I really liked the album so I didn’t mind. In the Britpop wars, Blur were always substantially better than Oasis live so I am thrilled at the chance to see them once more, at MSG no less, on Friday.

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Written by | June 16, 2015 15:46 | No Comments

Sure, Gorrillaz have performed here (I saw em, not as impressed as the rest of the world), and solo (I saw him, nowhere near as impressed as the rest of the world) but Blur have always been a great live band, the proof is in the performance, and if he cared about cracking the States he might tour the States, but Blur don’t care at all, so they leave the middle of America to wallow in their own bad taste.

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Written by | June 4, 2015 15:15 | No Comments

The band appears briefly at the beginning and at the end, dressed up as the avatars of their fake video game, Damon Albarn as the ice cream cone, Mr. Cream, Grahan Coxon as the cockroach, Mr. Brown, Alex James as the blob, Mr. Red, and Dave Rowntree as the fly, Mr. Black… and it didn’t even make me smile a second… do they really find that remotely funny?

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Written by | May 17, 2015 16:27 | No Comments

I know what you’re thinking: where the hell are Blur? I mean, after a month of non stop blather, w’appen? Don’t fret so, they are at # 11 BUT, just to get that in perspective, Taylor is into her 26th week, and Sheeran his 50th week, meanwhile, this damn band who we’ve had shoved down our throat non stop can’t stay in the top ten two weeks?

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Written by | May 3, 2015 16:07 | No Comments

How did Tay get back to # 2 five months after 1989 dropped? No new song on the charts, sure she has three dates in June but that is three dates and it is in June. No surprise to see Blur at # 1… every album since Parklife has done the exact same thing. Ps: remember how they didn’t put “Popscene” on the UK version of Modern Life Is Rubbish because they were pissed it didn’t chart? They are doing the exact same thing with the US.

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Written by | 5:45 | No Comments

If it was just me, well, fine. But Blur’s heyday was in the 1990s, so really anybody with a job was gonna find it ifficult and to add insult to injury, if they could get a ticket and then could risk it, they still couldn’t get in. If you work in the City, you might not get there till 4pm by which time you’ll be at the end of a line starring 4000 college kids.

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Written by | April 27, 2015 7:22 | 2 responses

So as far as I am concerned The Magic Whip is a return to form. Good, sometimes not good, never as clever as it thinks it is, but with some good Blur songs to add to the catalog. A lot better than I thought it would be.

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Written by | March 24, 2015 0:03 | No Comments

“Go Out” a goodie with a very catchy chorus and a singalong attitude even if it doesn’t entirely lend itself and “There Are Too Many Of Us”a dreary somewhere in the middle of it all slog through overpopulation and now here is # 3, which exists somewhere in the middle.

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Written by | February 20, 2015 0:06 | No Comments

Compared to the years of crap we’ve had to sit through, last years painful rotten and boring Everyday Robots for one, it sounds like Fidlar. Truthfully it is drone rock, maybe more Blur than anything else, but a hooky one, it is like a treadmill of a song going round and round and leaving you grinning at the slay em stadium steadyness of it all.

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