(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.)
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”