Articles Tagged 'Damon Albarn'

A selection of 2014’s musical faces

25 Great British Songs You Should Have Heard in 2014

Sam Smith replaced Adele as the face of British music this year, with the concurrent Billboard top 10s and multiple Grammy nominations to show for it. But there were many other U.K. musicians who deserved a bit of time in the spotlight, and that’s where this list comes in. Here are the tracks from a […]

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Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with (and, by extension, which can probably be left ignored. If you haven’t bothered by now, do as […]

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WATCH: Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn End Britpop Feud

For anyone who followed Britpop in the 1990s, this news may come as a shock: Noel Gallagher of Oasis performed on stage with Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon on Saturday. I’ll give you a second to pick your jaw up off the floor. In case you missed the heated ‘90s feud, Blur and Oasis […]

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Happy 90th Birthday, The BBC!

Today is the anniversary of the very first broadcast by the BBC, back in 1922. It was just a radio signal at the time, made by what was then called the British Broadcasting Company (it was later incorporated). Since then, no end of astonishing things have happened. I could list them, but you probably have […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

Five Great British Songs Re-imagined By American Artists

Willie Nelson, no shrinking violet in the songwriting stakes himself, has lent his distinctively weathered vocal tones to a cover version of the Coldplay song “The Scientist,” which has been used as the soundtrack to a campaigning animation about sustainable farming. The film, made by the Irish animator Johnny Kelly, was commissioned by Chipotle, to […]

Will Blur Tour America Again?

If you’re one of the many U.S. Blur fans who watched their reunion antics in 2009 with a growing sense of frustration and despair that you were missing out on something special, we have the vaguest shadow of a possibility of a perhaps that might make you feel a little better. Damon Albarn appears in […]

It’s a Britpop April Fool

It’s a nerve-wracking time for gossip enthusiasts, April 1st. Out there, minds immeasurably inferior to our own are attempting to have a little fun with the April Fool’s Day tradition by coming up with silly stories that could possibly be true — it’s a silly world, after all — but, and this is the important […]

Damon Albarn Prepares New Elizabethan Opera

Anyone who still thought that former Blur frontman Damon Albarn was just a showboating mockney popinjay – and bumptious to boot – is probably going to have to give in to the overwhelming body of evidence to the contrary, if not now, then soon. Just look at his workload in the past 10 years: the […]

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