(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: 13
Year released: 1999
Year reissued: 2012
Details: 6 of 7 in Blur 21, anniversary box set, black vinyl, 180 gram, 2 x LP, Gatefold sleeve
The skinny: Having written a #1 hit pop song, Damon Albarn and friends seemingly decided to run as far as they could in the other direction, deep into art rock territory, verging on the esoteric. Not the easiest listen at times, but there is something oddly beautiful about Blur’s 6th album and Damon’s heartbreak is almost palpable thoughout.
Standout track: “Tender”