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Blur being experimental again,
This review is from: Think Tank (Audio CD)
Ever since Blur brought out Country House, they have been trying to shed their image of impossibly happy and irritating pop image for a long time. And that shedding continues. They've even let go of Graham in the process. This is where Blur fans are going to love or hate the new album. As it stands the album is a fine test to Blur's achievements that they can still continue on without their key guitarist. The new album should see them through but of course a lot hinges on this album.
If it succeeds then Blur will continue to record albums for the vast public to hear - if not......well then the whole process grinds to a halt and " BRING BACK GRAHAM " will be the sharp echoes that everyone hears and Blur might be no more.
The problem that some people have is that Blur never seem to have a set sound. Take all their albums - is there one that stays the same. OK The Great Escape was like an orchestrated version of Parklife. But even when you look past that they've never been stationery
From hearing this album, I like it from Ambulance and the single Out Of Time to Battery In Your Leg it is typical of Blur in that it explores new territory. Hopefully this will ease Damon and co's worries and see them recording more music