Blur

Label
EMI UK
Release date
11 Sep 2006
Running length
16 tracks
Running time
59:58

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Beetlebum 5:03 479,297
2 Song 2 2:00 1,306,621
3 Country Sad Ballad Man 4:50 146,101
4 M.O.R. (Alan Moulder Road Version) 3:27 10,103
5 On Your Own 4:26 257,741
6 Theme From Retro 3:35 116,796
7 You're So Great 3:35 137,992
8 Death Of A Party 4:33 145,688
9 Chinese Bombs 1:24 125,470
10 I'm Just A Killer For Your Love 4:11 105,263
11 Look Inside America 3:50 118,616
12 Strange News From Another Star 4:01 122,146
13 Movin' On 3:44 95,642
14 Essex Dogs 6:24 84,956
15 Dancehall 3:10 14,664
16 Interlude 1:45 5,709

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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