BLUR Released Their Sixth Longplayer ’13’ Twenty Years Ago…

Great albums from the past…

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14 March 2019

Band: BLUR

Album: ’13’ named after Damon Albarn‘s London studio – the band’s sixth LP

Released: 15 March 1999 – 20 years ago – it went straight to Number One

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Blur’s penitence for Brit-pop continues with the aptly named 13, which deals with star-crossed situations like personal and professional breakups with Damon Albarn’s longtime girlfriend, Justine Frischmann of Elastica, and the group’s longtime producer, Stephen Street. Building on Blur’s un-pop experiments, the group’s ambitions to expand their musical and emotional horizons result in a half-baked baker’s dozen of songs, featuring some of their most creative peaks and self-indulgent valleys… 13’s strange, frustrating combination of expert musicianship and self-indulgence reveals the sound of a band trying to find itself. With some closer editing, this could have been the emotionally deep, sonically wide album Blur yearns to make.” Full review here. Score: 3.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s highlights: Tender / Swamp Song / Coffee And TV

– TENDER –

– SWAMP SONG – (vivid live version)

– COFFEE AND TV –

ALBUM in full…

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BLUR: Facebook – Website – All Albums

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