Damon Albarn

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‘Like them, we’re fragile’: how Randall Poster assembled his star-packed birdsong project
The esteemed music supervisor enlisted stars such as Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Beck, Sean Penn and Tilda Swinton for an ambitious new project

Jim Farber

23, May, 2022 @5:28 AM

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What links Punchdrunk’s Burnt City to Patti Smith and John McEnroe?
As the celebrated theatre group launches a new immersive show, follow it down the rabbit hole via Damon Albarn, Meryl Streep and Glenda Jackson

Larry Ryan

23, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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What links The Great British Menu to the underbelly of the 00s New York scene?
From Miquita Oliver via American Apparel to Oxfordshire cheese, we tumble down a five-course rabbit hole

Larry Ryan

19, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Taylor Swift criticises Damon Albarn for saying she doesn’t write her own songs
The Blur and Gorillaz frontman apologised to Swift, claiming that a ‘conversation about songwriting’ in the LA Times was ‘reduced to clickbait’

Adrian Horton and Laura Snapes

25, Jan, 2022 @8:21 AM

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The addictive world of competitive chess | Brief letters
Brief letters: Chess | Swifts | Flowering lemon trees | John Clare | LV=

Letters

16, Nov, 2021 @6:06 PM

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Tony Allen: A Retrospective review – sprawling tribute gets the crowd on its feet
At almost three hours, Damon Albarn, Femi Koleoso, Ben Okri and co still struggled to encapsulate the full gamut of Allen’s creativity

Ammar Kalia

14, Nov, 2021 @12:28 PM

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Damon Albarn: The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows review – beautifully haunting
One of the most driven artists of the Britpop era, now unbothered by commercial success, is back with a second solo album that drifts along in a melancholy, stoned mist

Alexis Petridis

11, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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On my radar: Damon Albarn’s cultural highlights
The musician and composer on a magical performance by Udo Kier, a west African drumming app and where to find a taste of Palestine

Killian Fox

06, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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End of the Road 2021 review – phones firmly in pockets at life-affirming festival
From Little Simz to Richard Dawson, the indie stalwart’s 15th anniversary party provided a joyous slice of summer in a difficult year

Ammar Kalia

06, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gorillaz review – Damon Albarn and friends make a bit of live music history
Pop’s longest-serving imaginary band fill the reopened venue with deceptive chaos and the delight of feeling part of something again

Caroline Sullivan

12, Aug, 2021 @1:15 PM

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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