Blur

Music

How Nirvana's Success Prompted Blur to Kick off the Britpop Explosion

America's grunge explosion took over the world 25 years ago, and Blur knew they had to do something different on 1993's 'Modern Life Is Rubbish.'
Cam Lindsay
5.10.18
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
7.27.17
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
5.8.17
Noisey News

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

It was only a matter of time, really.
Lauren O'Neill
4.28.17
Racing Games

Revisiting ‘Blur,’ the Mario Kart Competitor That Deserved Better

Bizarre Creations’ arcade racer was awesome fun—but its commercial fortunes were rather less excellent.
Mike Diver
4.25.17
jock jams

Woo-hoo! 20 Years Ago, Blur's 'Song 2' Became an Unlikely Sports Anthem

'Song 2' went from an afterthought to a smash stadium hit thanks to good timing, and a great chorus.
Rick Paulas
4.7.17
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
3.25.17
Remembering Things

How Blur's 'Blur' 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
2.10.17
Op-Eds

Fuck 'Trainspotting'! 'Batman Forever' Was the Soundtrack That Truly Epitomized the Nineties

My nineties wasn't Iggy Pop, Primal Scream and Joy Division. It was The Offspring, rap music, and the unquestionable sensuality of Seal.
J.R. Moores
3.10.16
Premieres

Watch Jeff Wootton's Disquieting Video for "Sonik Drips"

After close collaborations with Damon Albarn in Gorillaz and Africa Express, Wootton strikes out on his own. With exclusive artwork by Damien Hirst. Sweet.
Kim Taylor Bennett
1.26.16
Features

The Noisey Editors’ Best and Worst of 2015: Kim Taylor Bennett

From the best sex record to the article she shed the most tears while writing, editor Kim Taylor Bennett compiles her totally random round up of 2015.
Kim Taylor Bennett
12.17.15
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Drummer Dave Rowntree Rates Blur’s Discography

Almost 30 years since their inception and Blur are still one of Britain's best bands. Don't argue with us on this one. Thanks.
Kim Taylor Bennett
11.19.15
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