Blur

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Blur: To the End review – sentimental journey for four likely lads on their way to Wembley
The latest documentary about the Britpop Monkees finds them reassembling for a stadium gig, though we’ll have to wait to hear complete songs

Ryan Gilbey

14, Jun, 2024 @9:00 PM

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Mad fer it! The young musicians flying the flag for Britpop
Artists from Dua Lipa to Nia Archives are tapping the boisterous energy of mid-90s music – and even embracing the union jack. Can they avoid the genre’s laddish lows?

Skye Butchard

26, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Blur drummer Dave Rowntree selected as Labour candidate for general election
Labour candidate will stand in Mid Sussex against Conservatives who currently hold seat

Nadeem Badshah

06, Mar, 2024 @7:46 PM

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Brit awards 2024 – full list of winners
The winners of every category at the 2024 Brits, updated as the ceremony progresses

Guardian music

02, Mar, 2024 @8:19 PM

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Rise in vinyl sales at concerts gives indie artists a vital lifeline
Musicians are finding that selling their records at gigs is no longer an afterthought, but is providing a crucial revenue stream

James Tapper

28, Jan, 2024 @4:00 PM

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Coachella 2024 lineup: Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat and Tyler, the Creator to headline in April
Festival on 12 to 14 April and 19 to 21 April at Empire polo club will also feature reunion of No Doubt, as well as performances by Blur and Ice Spice

Michael Sun

17, Jan, 2024 @1:18 AM

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Taylor Swift and Rolling Stones drive Christmas surge in UK vinyl sales
More than 250,000 vinyl records were sold last week, the most since the turn of the century

Mark Sweney and Jessica Murray

28, Dec, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Blank space: how Taylor Swift – and an aching sense of loss – dominated music in 2023
Away from Swift’s joyous, record-breaking successes, the year’s most acclaimed albums were concerned with death and absence

Alexis Petridis

22, Dec, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2023, No 8 – Blur: The Ballad of Darren
Blur’s ninth album is a perfect combination of middle-aged regret with swooning pop, a powerful career summation

Kate Solomon

13, Dec, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Liam Gallagher review – when he does eventually smile, it’s perfect
The reliably aloof ex-Oasis frontman mixes old favourites and (Oasis-y-sounding) solo anthems – and fuels speculation about a reunion

Kitty Empire

12, Aug, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘On reflection, it’s very uncool’: readers’ scrapbooks of pop fandom
With the Wham! documentary showcasing Andrew Ridgeley’s mum’s scrapbooks of their career, readers share their own shrines to Roxy Music, Metallica, David Bowie and more

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

24, Jul, 2023 @9:53 AM

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Blur: The Ballad of Darren review – mature melancholia spiked with adventure
Comparing it to a surprise baby, late-life Blur’s ninth album finds them on eloquent, emotional form, casting a wistful eye over past glories while pushing forward musically

Kitty Empire

22, Jul, 2023 @1:00 PM

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