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Song of the day – 63: Blur

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I don’t hold with reformations.

I don’t hold with Britpop or media feeding frenzies either. But this low-key return from Blur – the first new material they’ve recorded since 2003 – is lovely, very Ray Davies, but not chirpy. Where’s that quote from D.H. Lawrence again? I know it’s lying somewhere round here… “The critic’s proper function is to separate the tale from the artist”. Yep, thanks DHL. ‘Fool’s Day’ would fit right into Kevin’s blog about The London Nobody Sings, and that’s praise around these parts. I like the observation about Pound Shops and Woolworth’s and “a cold day in springtime”. Maybe I’m just feeling nostalgic for something I never had. There’s a lovely cascading descending guitar riff at the end, too.

And it’s free. Although oddly the free download doesn’t give you the full version (unless you want to download the fearsomely large wav file). See below for that.

0 Responses to Song of the day – 63: Blur

  1. Jerry April 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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    Ian Edward Wade
    the wav version does
    20 April at 11:31 ·

    Everett True
    Ah. Does it now. Better go back there then!
    20 April at 11:34 ·

    Robin Waters
    I also like Alex James' passage about coldplay in his unashamedly light-weight biography. segue.
    20 April at 11:41 ·

  2. Jerry April 26, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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    Claire 'Kwak' Welles
    i like(d) blur and it's nice how they released it 2 weeks after recording and all that, but they sound bored. that's not always a bad thing, but bored with themselves perhaps??
    20 April at 22:14 ·

    Everett True
    I don't think they do. I really like the sound on this.
    20 April at 22:17 ·

    Claire 'Kwak' Welles
    it reminded me of 'i just died in your arms tonight', maybe that put me off :s
    20 April at 22:29 ·

    Haley Shackelford
    Tender…
    20 April at 22:31 ·

  3. Jerry April 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm

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    James Blake Mills
    *sigh*…..Blur…i just don't get it, never have.
    20 April at 23:44 ·

    Paul Lloyd
    Blur remind me of Robert Palmer insomuch as their records seem quite catchy(not necessarily good) at the time but quickly fade from memory
    20 April at 23:56 ·

    Julie Cafritz
    I fucking love Blur. Loved Graham's guitar, Damon's voice/storytelling, catchy tunes and lyrics, what's not to like? I had heard about the new material but hadn't bothered to go looking for it. thanx.
    21 April at 00:25 ·

    Jessy Nix
    ♥ blur too. i also ♥ julie cafritz.
    21 April at 05:44 ·

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