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13 by Blur
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Unlike many English pop bands, Blur have always defied convention. When the neopsychedelic swagger of their debut single "There's No Other Way" caught on in 1991, the band shifted gears, adopting a playfully classic British rock sound reminiscent of the Kinks. When that clicked two years later, Blur turned all slack and noisy, garnering their first real American hit with "Song 2." So, does 13 follow in the same tradition as their last disc? Of course not. Subordinating melody for atmosphere, 13 is a diverse, subversive odyssey forsaking worn paths to explore roads less traveled, such as country-gospel ("Tender"), combustive glam ("Bugman"), and expansive space-dub ("Battle," "Trimm Trabb"). Lyrically, vocalist Damon Albarn is consumed with his breakup with Elastica frontwoman Justine Frischmann, but while the songs on 13 are often moody and melancholy, Blur are far too musically adventurous to ever resort to mere self-pity. --Jon WiederhornSee all Editorial Reviews
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|4. Swamp Song|
|8. Mellow Song|
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|12. No Distance Left To Run|
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This is the first album I ever heard from Blur. The album is great. I read some criticisms comparing it to prior albums. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Moore
Well, I'm a tad bit mixed on this one, so I'll do a track by track review instead.
1. "Tender"- God-awful, self indulgence at its finest.
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Never heard of these guys until I realized I had already been listening to their front man with hits from the Gorillaz. Amazing album!Published 16 months ago by MOPOPSHOP
I bought it because I've recently gotten into Blur, and I loved "Tender." The album itself is very experimental, and jumps around to different genres. I'm not complaining. Read morePublished on July 25, 2013 by William G. Stech
This is one of the great records of all time - on numerous top 500 lists etc. Buy it.
What is CRAZY however is the absurd information available for this recording on... Read more
While I don't like most of the "songs" on 13, I have to admit that it is a product of sheer genius. Despite their best efforts at intentionally destroying their image, they've... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by DW
'13' is one of those albums you wish you could give five stars to. Blur genuinely push themselves in new directions here, almost wilfully shunning commercial... Read more
I'm sure Blur were trying to "progress" or something, but here it didn't really work. I bought the album on the strength of the three singles, Tender, Coffee and TV and No Distance... Read morePublished on April 1, 2009 by Robbie Swale
Since their sophomore album, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Blur started to get creative. They began to throw a few new pieces into their songs that stood out against the majority of... Read morePublished on August 29, 2008 by N. Ford