Blur is the eponymous fifth studio album by the English rock band of the same name, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife, which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained.
13 is the sixth studio album by English alternative rock band Blur, released on 15 March 1999. Jettisoning the Britpop sound of Blur's early career, 13 explores experimental, psychedelic and electronic music. Recording took place from June to October 1998 in London and Reykjavík. The album marks a departure of the band's longtime producer, Stephen Street, with his role being filled by William Orbit.
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Blur is the fifth album by English alternative rock band Blur. Released on 10 February 1997 in the UK, it reached the top of the UK album chart. Blur was also a hit in the US, with "Song 2" becoming a hit there and the album being certified Gold. It also spawned several hit singles in the UK, most notably "Beetlebum" and "Song 2". The album's style was resultant of Blur's dropping their previous Britpop mantle in favor of lo-fi and alternative rock recordings, reportedly at Graham Coxon's urging.
Blur is the eponymous fifth studio album by the English rock band of the same name, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Despite worries from Blur's label, EMI, and the music press that the change in style would alienate the band's predominantly teenage fanbase and that the album would flop as a result, Blur, as well as lead single, "Beetlebum", reached the top of the UK charts and the album was certified platinum.
Blur’s fifth studio album, released in 1997, saw a major stylistic change in the band’s sound. After becoming disillusioned with their Britpop roots and their music’s increasing commercialism, the band took influence from American indie rock bands such as Pavement and released a darker, grungier sounding record. Despite this the record was still a success, certified platinum in the UK. It also spawned a hit in their home country and their biggest chart success in the US. Blur Q&A.
Blur may superficially appear to be a break from tradition, but it is a logical progression, highlighting the band's rich eclecticism and sense of songcraft. Certainly, they are trying for new sonic territory, bringing in shards of white noise, gurgling electronics, raw guitars, and druggy psychedelia, but these are just extensions of previously hidden elements of Blur's music.
The album "Blur" is also markedly different from its predecessors. Dave Albarn great sense of the melodic, however, shines through on many songs significantly despite the different and at times odd approaches No less than four top twenty singles are featuring on the album, with the fantastic "Beetlebum" and "Song 2" as classics.
|A3||Country Sad Ballad Man|
|A5||On Your Own|
|A6||Theme From Retro|
|A7||You're So Great|
|B1||Death Of A Party|
|B3||I'm Just A Killer For Your Love|
|B4||Look Inside America|
|B5||Strange News From Another Star|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Manufactured By – TAKT
- Designed At – Yacht Associates
- Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
- Published By – MCA Music Publishing Ltd.
- Cover – Tony Stone Images
- Engineer – Jason Cox (tracks: B3), John Smith (tracks: A1-A7, B1, B2, B4-B7)
- Lyrics By – Albarn* (tracks: A1-A6, B1-B7), Coxon* (tracks: B7)
- Music By – James* (tracks: A1-A6, B1-B7), Albarn* (tracks: A1-A6, B1-B7), Rowntree* (tracks: A1-A6, B1-B7), Coxon*
- Photography By [Blur Photographed By] – Paul Postle
- Producer – Blur (tracks: B3), Stephen Street (tracks: A1-A7, B1, B2, B4-B7)
NotesRecorded in London and Iceland.
Track 10 recorded at 13.
℗ 1997 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. © 1997 EMI Records Ltd.
All tracks published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. except track 8 published by MCA Music Publishing Ltd.
Printed in Poland
Made in Poland
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 24385 55624 1
- Rights Society: BIEM/ZAIKS
- Other (Distribution Code): F: PM 464
- Other (Distribution Code): I: 268
- Other (Distribution Code): UK: FOODTC19
- Other (Concession Number): 181/F
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