Posts tagged "blur"

Album artwork of 'The Magic Whip' by Blur

The Magic Whip Blur

A rather unbalanced comeback that relies too heavily on its somber tone, resulting in forgettable and lifeless songs that drift by in apathetic fashion.

Photograph of Richard Ashcroft performing onstage

Richard Ashcroft is wasting his northern soul

There’s very little on These People to inspire much interest. Even die-hard fans will struggle to hear Richard Ashcroft at his best.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'OK Computer' by Radiohead

OK Computer Radiohead

To brand this a landmark of the '90s is a disservice to its quality. OK Computer is as relevant now as ever, both culturally and sonically.

Album artwork of 'Last Place' by Grandaddy

Last Place Grandaddy

Some artists have a hard time returning after a lengthy hiatus, but Grandaddy has done it with aplomb. Last Place is all you could want from a comeback.

Album artwork of 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' by Blur

Modern Life Is Rubbish Blur

Inconsistent, but there's a lot to dig. The songwriting is hard to knock, and Damon Albarn leads the pack well with his social satires and cutting commentary.

Album artwork of 'Different Class' by Pulp

Different Class Pulp

Pulp nail the pop/rock formula to near perfection. The themes aren’t necessarily cheerful, yet the album sounds like a celebration from beginning to end.

Album artwork of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1' by Foals

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 Foals

Foals’ experimentation with synths and funky instrumentals is bold, often promising, but the pieces never quite fall together.

Album artwork of 'To Bring You My Love' by PJ Harvey

To Bring You My Love PJ Harvey

With Harvey it feels like you’ve stumbled across the ad hoc performance of a travelling mystic. It’s black magic with a smile.

Album artwork of 'Earth' by EOB

Earth EOB

Solo material from a band as prolific as Radiohead can go one of two ways. Here it leaves the impression the band is greater than the sum of its parts.

Album artwork of 'The Universal Want' by Doves

The Universal Want Doves

It seems that a template was drawn up and filled in ten times over, such that every track sounds like the last, only wearing a different hat.