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Blur – “Y’all Doomed”

Blur’s comeback album The Magic Whip is a quiet, experimental piece of work, but the lads still found time to record something zany. The hilariously titled Japanese bonus track “Y’all Doomed” is a playfully frantic, mostly instrumental rave-up that maintains the album’s darkly contemplative mood while also sounding like a cartoon. Listen to a vinyl […]

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Blur – “My Terracotta Heart”

We’ve heard a bunch of songs from Blur’s new Magic Whip album already — “Go Out,” “There Are Too Many Of Us,” “Lonesome Street,” and a live debut of “Ong Ong” — and here’s another one to add to the pile: “My Terracotta Heart,” a lush new track that’s on the more contemplative side of […]

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Blur – “Lonesome Street”

Blur’s grand comeback album The Magic Whip, their first in 12 years, looms imminent. Before this morning, they’ve shared two of its songs, the wiry “Go Out” and the ponderous “There Are Too Many Of Us.” Now, they’ve got a third one, and it’s way closer to “Go Out,” which means it’s also closer to […]

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Blur – “There Are Too Many of Us”

A month ago, Blur announced the imminent release of The Magic Whip, their eighth album and their first in 12 years. They also shared the first single “Go Out,” which harkened back to the giddy, ragged, melodic Blur of the Britpop era. Tonight, the band will play the whole new album at a secret show […]