Blur Vinyl, CD & tapes by Blur at Norman Records

Blur is the band Damon Albarn did before he went to rap as a multitude of cartoon characters. It's the band Graham Coxon did before he went all serious and solo. It's the band Alex James did before he became a farmyard tory. It's the band Dave Rowntr...read more »

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Modern Life Is Rubbish

Modern Life Is Rubbish announced Blur as a serious proposition. They carved out an identity, both musically and image-wise for themselves that moved away from the indie-by-numbers of their debut album, Leisure. It earned them comparisons of great Englishness previously characterised by The Kinks and Small Faces, thus kicking off the whole Britpop thing. Features the singles For Tomorrow and Chemical World.

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The Great Escape

PARKLOIF! Blur's 'The Great Escape' is, to me, Blur's most stereotypically Blur-sounding record. OIII! It's like Kinks-lite, with catchy choruses and ska-flavoured arrangements. There are noticaeable nods to Blur's later (and better) experimental work on 'The Universal' and 'Ernold Same'. It's a patchy record, one that could do with shedding a bit of fat, but with some stand-out moments all the same such as Graham Coxon's brilliantly boneless riff on 'He Thought of Cars', the sheer bombast of 'Country House' and 'Charmless Man', and the strange surreality of 'The Universal'. OIII!  
  • Vinyl Double LP (5099962484510)
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Blur

The album is called 'Blur', the band is called Blur, and it's got a blurry record sleeve. If that wasn't enough for you, their fifth saw them moving away from the Britpop and Kinks-isms of 'The Great Escape' and 'Parklife' and moving towards muscular alternative rock and American indie sounds. Starting off with two favourites 'Beetlebum' and the classic hard rocker 'Song 2', it's easy to tell Blur desired to move away from the pop rock which defined their early career.

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The End of The F***ing World 2 (Original Songs and Score)

Graham Coxon as you may know by now is the guitarist from Blur. He's also done solo stuff and is now dipping his toe into the lucrative world of soundtracks. The End of The F***ing World isn't a look ahead to what will happen in.. oooh about 2022 but a darkly comic tale about a pair of runaways. Coxon has already released the soundtrack to the first season, now courtesy of the aptly named Graham Coxon Records is Season 2. 

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Live At The BBC

25 years ago Blur apparently lived at the BBC. Sorry, no, Blur played a live session for BBC Radio 1. This was, of course, around the time of their very famous third album, Parklife, which included the hit I Am The Fly by Wire, Sorry again! I mean Girls & Boys. Girls and Boys is one of the four tracks on this Blur Live At The BBC EP along with Jubilee, Trouble In The Message Centre and Lot 105.
  • Vinyl 10" (0190295439620)
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The Box Set

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The Magic Whip

The first album from Blur in twelve years, born from a chance cancellation of a gig back in 2013, much to the disappointment of fans at the time but to their unbridled bouncy joy today. With original members Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, returned from cheese dreams and high musical art to produce the twelve tracks of The Magic Whip. Vinyl double LP and CD from Parlophone.

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Under The Westway

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The Vinyl Box

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Parklife

'Parklife’ is, of course, the monstrously successful Blur album from the heady days of 1994. Along with those first two Oasis LPs and Pulp's ‘Different Class’ it is generally vaunted as one of Britpop’s definitive albums, and heard today it certainly acts like a capsule from a different era, one where doing a passable Cockney accent was a passport to a whole career. Seriously though, 'Parklife' actually is good - songs like ‘To The End’ and ‘End Of A Century’ show off genuine songwriting chops, and who could resist shaking leg ‘Girls And Boys’ when it comes on at the indie disco? You love a bit of it.

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There's No Other Way

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Popscene

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Beetlebum

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13

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Song 2

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Country House

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The Universal

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Girls & Boys

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Tender

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Music is my Radar

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Starshaped

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Coffee & TV

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Good Song

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On Your Own

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Bang

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