Damon Albarn of Blur performs as part of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California.
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Album: Jupiter & Okwess International, Hotel Univer (Out Here Records)
Less approachable than Staff Benda Bilili, not as sonically challenging as Konono No1, this new contender for best Congolese band on the planet is fronted by one-time Damon Albarn collaborator Jupiter Bokondji. Their turbo-charged funk rock is a cross be from The Independent Read more »
The 10 Best Suede Songs
Before there was Britpop, there was Suede. Way back in ’92, Blur were already around, having dropped an album no one much cared about. Pulp had been around forever, long enough to have had their shot and already lost it (they’d get another) — but again, from stereogum Read more »
Gorillaz guys' year of the 'Monkey'
Image Credit: William Struhs The duo behind the virtual rock band Gorillaz is busting into three dimensions for a change, and in a very big way. Monkey: Journey to the West, a stage-musical adaptation of a 16th-century Chinese folk tale, features an East from Entertainment Weekly Read more »
Damon Albarn Readying Solo Debut...
Damon Albarn is a very busy man. There’s a new Blur album on the way, his acclaimed opera – Monkey: Journey to the West – is coming to the Lincoln Center in New York after a successful run in London, and, oh yeah, he just wrapped up his very first solo r from The Daily Swarm Read more »
Damon Albarn to release debut solo album, recording with Blur
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Damon Albarn revealed plans for his long-awaited debut solo album and also offered clarity on the future of Blur. The interview was conducted last month during Coachella, where Blur served as headliners. At that tim from Consequence Of Sound Read more »