Think Tank

EMI Catalogue
Release date
27 Jul 2012
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Ambulance 5:09 109,793
2 Out of Time 3:52 254,072
3 Crazy Beat 3:15 38
4 Good Song 3:09 153,763
5 On the Way to the Club 3:47 105,705
6 Brothers and Sisters 3:47 89,982
7 Caravan 4:36 104,750
8 We've Got a File On You 1:02 106,796
9 Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club 3:03 77,627
10 Sweet Song 4:01 115,545
11 Jets 6:26 92,758
12 Gene By Gene 3:49 83,825
13 Battery in Your Leg (Includes 'Me, White Noise') 11:36 2,733

About this album

Think Tank is Blur’s seventh and last album to date. It was released in the UK on 5 May 2003. The cover art is a stencil by the famous graffiti artist Banksy. In sonic terms, this album is distinct from earlier Blur records as it relies more on electronic and minimal textures instead of typical Britpop signifiers like big guitars and anthemic pacing. The lyrical themes deal with subjects related to modern British club culture and partying, as well as relationships and personal character problems. Many references to clubbing, consumption, and spur of the moment impulses are scattered throughout different songs. These illicit allusions ultimately led to the album receiving a Parental Advisory logo - Think Tank is the only Blur album to get this rating.

To record the album, Blur relocated to Morocco. Some have argued this change of scenery has obvious effects on the album as many songs have “non-Western” world melodies and sounds. On top of this geographic move, the band integrated new players into their mix. Fatboy Slim mixes two of the tracks (“Crazy Beat” and “Gene by Gene”) giving parts of the album a dance music feel. During the recording of this album, the guitarist Graham Coxon quit the band; to many Blur fans, this was very upsetting, as Coxon was highly regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of contemporary times. Allegedly, the group confronted and clashed with Coxon’s alcoholism and had other unresolved disputes.

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  • elalbumblanco

    Great album to relax to.

    12 Jul 8:52pm Reply
  • GabsLDS

    Blurillaz [8] but great

    16 Mar 3:03pm Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    This and 13 are unequaled classics.

    10 Feb 4:24am Reply
  • VanderWaals


    26 Jan 7:14pm Reply
  • dAdriano


    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DefenceMan

    Blurillaz [7] great album. :)

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • IhatemyselfandU

    TylerSymes fuck you. Fuck you. You're imbecile.

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    This album is one of the worst out of all their albums. You get that good song Ambulance and then it just goes down hill.

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • tine-x

    i really like the variation of sound on the album.. for some reason it feels really long though, probably because there are so many things to take in.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sazed00

    one of the best albums everrrr

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rOOm-on-fire


    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CamilloRota

    great album!

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • PulpJunkie

    Fantastic album. <3

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • innerspeaker

    Don't really get why people are saying the critics didn't like this. It got strong reviews at the time, and was in several 'Best Of The 2000s' lists at the end of the decade. Fantastic album.

    26 Jan 2013 Reply
  • darkhawkk


    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Hellraiser917

    Can remember buying this the day it came out, very underrated!

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hunkydoris

    i love this album

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Considering how good it turned out, I wonder how much better/different it would've been if Graham was actually on board for it.

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Miss-Kei

    Don't care about what the music critics think. I'd listen to the whole album today and I like it. Sad, that Graham left from the majority of the album. :(

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Mean-MrMustard

    Despite Graham Coxon being absent from a majority of this album, I love it. And yes, some of it is very reminiscent of Gorillaz, which may be part of the reason I enjoy it so much. {2) !!!!!!

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
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