|2. Out Of Time|
|3. Crazy Beat|
|4. Good Song|
|5. On The Way To The Club|
|6. Brothers And Sisters|
|8. We've Got A File On You|
|9. Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club|
|10. Sweet Song|
|12. Gene By Gene|
|13. Battery In Your Leg|
One of the most successful and enduring bands the UK has ever produced Blur need no introduction, their 20 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK No 1 albums speak for themselves.
21 years on from their debut album Leisure, Blur have now come of age and to celebrate this milestone the Blur 21 campaign will present all seven of their studio albums expanded - and the first five remastered - for the first time on 2CD and LP, together with a 21 disc super deluxe box set charting the history of one the UK's most important bands. Personally compiled by the band, these editions and boxed sets are due for release by Parlophone on July 31, 2012.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur's last (to date) album Think Tank has now been expanded across two discs, cut on heavyweight 180 gram, audiophile vinyl and housed in a replica of the original sleeve artwork.
Compared to the brash pop of Damon Albarn's Gorillaz side project and 1999's overtly emotional 13, Think Tank is a soulful and subtle affairits tone possibly traceable to the departure of founding member Graham Coxon midway through its recording. There are classic Blur rock moments here, notably "Crazy Beat," which is cut from the same cloth as the classic "Song 2," and the painfully short but brilliant "We've Got a File On You," which sounds like agitprop punks Crass mixed up with a Moroccan snake charmer. But while Albarn still has an ear for a melody, without Coxon's guitars to subvert them, most of these songs sound like the work of a new band. "Caravan"'s sleepy rhythm plods at a camel's pace, while "Gene by Gene" employs cross rhythms to evoke desert images. Blur is now more about textures rather than standard rock rhythms. Some will find their evolution off-putting, but for fans who appreciate a band that refuses to sit still, Think Tank is a rewarding listen. --Caroline Butler
My favorite Blur album, it is the only album that can fuse Digital with Analog without a seam showing. Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2012 by Aaron
After blur's awkward start to the 21st-century (what with losing their guitarist, and the start of the gorillaz), one can only wonder if the brit-pop boys still had it in them. Read morePublished on May 30 2012 by SamusAranOwns
Blur's brilliant guitarist Graham Coxon went on an "indefinite hiatus" in 2002, mid-way through this follow-up to 1999's 13. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Sakos
Like a lot of others, I didn't really like this when I first heard it but grew on me slowly until I loved it! Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Toby
This sounds ok they sound like Radiohead however it was very
boring and I don't really like it that much. Read more
they have really grown up since parklife, and although the depature of g. coxon is unfortunate, they can still make challenging, thoughtful music.Published on March 23 2004 by J. Kinsey
Because I loved the Albarn-Nyman sound track for 'Ravenous' I've been meaning to check out Blur for years. Better late than never. Read morePublished on March 22 2004
I wasn't sure what to think when I had heard that Graham Coxon, the guitar virtuoso of Blur had left the band. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by James Dahm
this is an awesome album. i love the melotic and lo-fi singing stylings of the frontman of the band:daman albarn. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004