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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10/10 Jack 1st February 2015
My favourite albums tend to be the ones where a successful band leaves behind their signature sound and ventures into new realms that you wouldn't have expected them to and this is no exception. That's not to say that Blur were always the indie pop meets music hall of 'Parklife' and 'The Great Escape', there was definitely evidence of them wanting to be a more challenging band on their second album 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' and prior to becoming Blur their previous incarnation as art punks 'Seymour' showed they were musically more ambitious than any of the Britpop bands of the mid-nineties.
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