How Blur's 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' Lay the Foundations of Britpop

With grunge exploding around them, Blur knew they had to do something different on their second album, released 25 years go.
Cam Lindsay
New music

Graham Coxon Is Releasing His 'End of the F***ing World' OST, Isn't That Nice?

You can hear the very sweet "Walking All Day" now ahead of the entire soundtrack's 26 January release.
Lauren O'Neill

Graham Coxon’s Captivating First TV Score Brings Suburban Noir to Life

He spoke to us about writing the original music for darkly funny new teen series ‘The End of the Fucking World’.
Daniel Dylan Wray
Remembering Things

The 'Cruel Intentions' Soundtrack Captured the Dark Heart of Adolescence

How a cobbled together selection of radio hits for a 90s film about borderline incestuous sociopaths still has the power to make us feel sentimental.
Alaister Moughan

Damon Albarn Is a Conductor of Creativity

...and Gorillaz have done more for art and music than Blur ever will.
Ryan Bassil
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

This Video of Alex James Eating Churros Suggests He's a Tory Now

Come on mate, you've been dancing around the subject for years.
Lauren O'Neill
Noisey News

Unsurprisingly, Liam Gallagher Had Some Thoughts on Noel Performing with Gorillaz

Specifically: "fucking hell bruv you have seriously lost the plot".
Lauren O'Neill
Noisey News

Ah Yes, Liam Gallagher Wages Another War on Noel and "That Gobshite Out of Blur"

It was only a matter of time, really.
Lauren O'Neill
Holy Shit

Gorillaz Perform New Album 'Humanz' in Its Entirety, Bring out Noel Gallagher, Danny Brown

Chunks of the short-notice London show were streamed on Gorillaz’s official Facebook page.
Alex Robert Ross
Remembering Things

How Blur's Self-Titled Album Brought Them Back from the Brink

Burnt out by Britpop and a failure to break America, 20 years ago Blur were disintegrating, but somehow they wrote their biggest song, and one of the best LPs of their career.
Kevin EG Perry
British Studies

How Jools Holland Became the Unlikely Gatekeeper of British Music

'Later... with Jools Holland' is like seeing your dad drunk for the first time.
Angus Harrison

Fuck Trainspotting! Batman Forever Was the Soundtrack That Truly Epitomised the Nineties

My nineties wasn't Iggy Pop, Primal Scream and Joy Division. It was The Offspring, US rap, and the unquestionable sensuality of Seal.
J.R. Moores