Blur
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1990
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Blur

Blur Biography (Wikipedia)

Blur are an English alternative rock band. Formed in London in 1988 as Seymour, the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rival band Oasis in 1995 dubbed "The Battle of Britpop".

Blur's self-titled fifth album (1997) incorporated influences from the lo-fi styles of American indie rock groups, and became their third UK chart-topping album. Its single "Song 2" brought the quartet mainstream success in the US for the first time. Their next album, 13 (1999) saw the band experimenting with electronic and gospel music, and featured more personal lyrics from Albarn. Their seventh album, Think Tank (2003), was shaped by the singer's growing interest in hip hop and African music, with more minimal guitar work. Coxon left during the recording, and Blur disbanded for several years after the album's release, with the members engaged in other projects.

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Glastonbury: 2009
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2009

Glastonbury: 2009

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Glastonbury: 1992
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Jun
1992

Glastonbury: 1992

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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