Release date
11 Sep 2006
Running length
16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Beetlebum 5:03 492,231
2 Song 2 2:00 1,359,776
3 Country Sad Ballad Man 4:50 149,219
4 M.O.R. (Alan Moulder Road Version) 3:27 10,127
5 On Your Own 4:26 263,886
6 Theme From Retro 3:35 119,174
7 You're So Great 3:35 140,948
8 Death Of A Party 4:33 148,811
9 Chinese Bombs 1:24 127,827
10 I'm Just A Killer For Your Love 4:11 107,518
11 Look Inside America 3:50 120,880
12 Strange News From Another Star 4:01 124,885
13 Movin' On 3:44 97,723
14 Essex Dogs 6:24 86,501
15 Dancehall 3:10 15,216
16 Interlude 1:45 5,747

About this album

Blur is the fifth album by English band Blur. Released on 10 February in the UK, it reached the top of the UK album chart. Blur was also a hit in the US, with Song 2 becoming a hit there and the album being certified Gold. It also spawned several hit singles in the UK, most notably Beetlebum and “Song 2”. The album’s style was resultant of Blur’s dropping their previous mantle in favor of and alternative rock recordings, reportedly at Graham Coxon ‘s urging. As a result, Blur was a hit primarily because it proved that Blur could evolve beyond their Britpop roots. The album’s move from Britpop was emphasised by this being the first Blur album not to use Stylorouge cover-art and also not to have lyrics and chords printed in the liner notes, instead having a composite photo of the band in the studio spread out over three panels. The album featured the first song in which Graham Coxon not only wrote the lyrics, but also provided lead vocals, for the song You’re So Great. He would later do the same for Coffee & TV for Blur’s next album.

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  • neodude991

    Songs like Beetlebum, Death of a party and Strange news from another star give me goosebumps. Great album! [2] All my fav' songs also.

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Henriquecsl

    Besides "Song 2", this album is not thaaat popular.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • Henriquecsl

    My fav album by Blur

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • chuligan-z-lbc

    Songs like Beetlebum, Death of a party and Strange news from another star give me goosebumps. Great album!

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • TamaTheOriginal

    My favorite Blur record, not only for Song 2, but also for that crunchy "Country Sad Ballad Man", the epic "On Your Own" which always makes me to sing on it, the sweet "You're So Great", and the others psychedelic influenced garage songs.

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Meloku666

    My first Blur album, "Song 2" my first Blur song.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Offino

    1,000,000 listeners! - because of "Song 2"

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • DefenceMan

    one of the best Blur album. :)

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    Wow, I seriously thought this album is weird? Well, it's definitely is more experimental than the previous few. There definitely is a strong Pavement influence, at least on some songs.

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • renantim

    Songs 2 <3

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • RentonRoots

    Drugs now...

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • kopeildi

    1,000,000 listeners! :)

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Williamsst

    Pavement influence is noticeable in this album.

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lesypersound

    really, really great. really. one of my favorite albums.

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Homebody911

    Favourite album from them <3

    20 Oct 2012 Reply
  • WS9167

    Weird album, but great!

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mormonscrobbler

    their best album

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • AranRyan

    Death of a Party is music from another planet :)

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • Mean-MrMustard

    Death Of A Party <3

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Miss-Kei

    @zulas18- Explain why "Song 2" is crap for kids? :/

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
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