Vinyl love: Blur “Think tank”

(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: Think tank
Year released: 2003
Year reissued: 2012
Details: 7 of 7 in Blur 21, anniversary box set, black vinyl, 180 gram, 2 x LP, Gatefold sleeve

The skinny: Blur’s 7th album is their first recorded as a trio. Though Coxon appears on the album’s final track, he effectively left the band during its recording, given the usual artistic differences. It continues down the art rock path forged by “13” with obvious influences from Damon Albarn’s time spent working with Gorillaz.

Standout track: “Out of time”

7 replies on “Vinyl love: Blur “Think tank””

Funny. It’s the one I’m least familiar with, having perhaps only listened to it once or twice through before getting this set but I really like it now too.

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I haven’t listened to it in a while, but I was crazy fond of it when it came out and probably only dropped it when Demon Days and The Good, The Bad & The Queen established themselves as the best things Albarn ever done.

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You really like The good, the bad & the queen huh? I remember enjoying it when it first came out but lost my interest somewhere along the way. Perhaps I should follow the breadcrumbs back…


I do, yeah. I rate it very highly… and genuinely think it’s one of the best things he’s put out (Demon Days is the best). Let me know if you delve back into it.


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