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Blur

Formed: 1989 in Colchester, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock, Other
Group Members: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree
Biography: Initially, Blur were one of the multitude of British bands that appeared in the wake of the Stone Roses, mining the same swirling, pseudo-psychedelic guitar pop, only with louder guitars. Following an image makeover in the mid-'90s, the group emerged as the most popular band in the U.K., establishing ...Read full biography
Parklife
Released: 1994
Label: EMI Music Distribution
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Modern Life Is Rubbish established Blur as the heir to the archly British pop of the Kinks, the Small Faces, and the Jam, but its follow-up, Parklife, revealed the depth of that transformation. Relying ...Read full review
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Released: 1993
Label: Food
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As a response to the dominance of grunge in the U.K. and their own decreasing profile in their homeland -- and also as a response to Suede's sudden popularity -- Blur reinvented themselves with their second ...Read full review