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Blur in Album of the Day +

Steve has an in-depth interview with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur, who discuss new album The Magic Whip, plus he has an exclusive play of some tracks from it.

Steve has an in-depth conversation with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon about Blur's new album The Magic Whip. The pair talk about the making of Blur's 8th studio album in Hong Kong and how it was created on days off on their last tour. It's 6 Music's Album of the Day, and so you will be able to hear the album in full throughout the day, for the first time anywhere. Steve spoke to the full band of, Damon, Graham, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, when the album and first single from it, Go Out, was announced in February. The band spoke about how the raw tracks were laid down in Hong Kong and then Graham Coxon worked with producer Stephen Street to form the album. This story continues today.

3 hours


Music Played

  • Adam and the Ants

    Kings Of The Wild Frontier

    • Columbia.
  • Paul Weller

    Saturns Pattern

    • Parlophone.
  • Mercury Rev

    Goddess On A Hiway

    • Incredible.
  • Roman Holliday

    Don't Try To Stop It

  • Oscar Scheller

    Daffodil Days

    • Wichita Recordings.
  • Ike & Tina Turner

    I Can't Believe What You Say

    • Kent.
  • !!!

    All U Writers

    • Warp Records.
  • Róisín Murphy


  • Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

    Aim - BBC Session 1990

  • David Bowie

    Golden Years

    • EMI.
  • The Maccabees

    Marks To Prove It

    • Fiction.
  • Blur


    • The Magic Whip.
    • Parlophone.
  • Fugees

    Ready Or Not

  • Tenpole Tudor

    Swords Of A Thousand Men

    • MCA.
  • Orange Juice

    Simply Thrilled Honey

    • The Heather's On Fire.
    • Postcard.
  • Django Django


    • Because Music.
  • Sonic Youth

    Sugar Kane

    • Geffen.
  • Spring King


    • Handsome Dad Records.
  • Manu Chao

    Bongo Bong

    • Palm Pictures.
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    Cinnamon Girl

    • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
    • Reprise.
    • 1.
  • Public Service Broadcasting


    • Test Card Recordings.
  • Camera Obscura

    French Navy

    • CD SINGLE.
    • 4 A.D..
    • 1.
  • Songhoy Blues


    • Transgressive Records.
  • Beck

    Devils Haircut

    • Geffen.
  • Patrick Watson

    Places You Will Go

    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Coldcut

    My Telephone

    • Ahead Of Our Time.
  • The Beatles

    Back In The U.S.S.R.

    • Parlophone.
  • Leftfield

    Universal Everything

    • Infectious Music.
  • Special Duties

    You’re Doing Yourself No Good

    • Cherry Red Records.
  • Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy

    House Of Cards

    • The Pacific EP.
    • Wonderlick Recording Company.
  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

    Sheriff Fatman

    • Island.
  • Tuff Love


    • Lost Map Records.
  • Origami Horses


    • Magnetic Eye Records.


6 licks of The Magic Whip

6 licks of The Magic Whip

Get a taste of Steve Lamacq's interview with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.

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