Vinyl love: Blur “Blur”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Blur
Album Title: Blur
Year released: 1997
Year reissued: 2012
Details: 5 of 7 in Blur 21, anniversary box set, black vinyl, 180 gram, 2 x LP, Gatefold sleeve

The skinny: After the ridiculous Britpop excesses of “The great escape”, Damon, Graham, Alex, and Dave changed things up completely, looking across the ocean at lo-fi alternative bands like Pavement. Their obvious courting of America paid off with their biggest hit ever in the US – the ubiquitous “Song 2” (or as many know it, ‘The woo hoo song’) – but it’s not even close to the best song on the album.

Standout track: “On your own”

6 replies on “Vinyl love: Blur “Blur””

I’d say yes. Not in my own case, of course, I was a fan since ‘Leisure’ but Blur definitely hit the mainstream in the US with ‘Song 2’.

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I think this is my favourite Blur album. There are a few tunes on there that I like an awfy lot (Song 2, On Your Own, Death Of A Party, I’m Just A Killer…, Look Inside America) and it was probably the album where I started paying a bit more attention to them.


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