There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.3

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.3

"Modern Life is Rubbish" had dragged Blur back from the brink of oblivion...and, at the same time, had helped deliver, a near fatal, blow to the cultural dominance of grunge.  With Cobain and his cohorts on the retreat the kids turned back towards homegrown pleasures.  Britpop was, by 1994, a thing...it had a look, a [...]

Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

Well I Wonder – Meat is Murder Revisited

The second studio album from The Smiths is remembered, certainly by those outside the fevered inner-circle of Moz Apostles, for the titular track...a song that saw thousands of pale, bequiffed, listless young boys and girls take to the moral high ground of vegetarianism and embark on a life of hectoring, moralising and judging those who [...]

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.2

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles pt.2

After the moderate success of the "Leisure" era and the death of the scene that had thrust them into the spotlight it seemed as if Blur were destined to be no more than a Championship level indie band, a suspicion that was confirmed by the reception given to "Popscene".  There was no failure in anything [...]

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Melody Maker – April 13th, 1996

Hello pop pickers and welcome to another trip down memory lane. Forget your worries and cares about Brexit. Forget about the fact that Susan in your office has been looking at you funny whenever you go to the loo. Forget about the fact that your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend is watching a lot of documentaries about polyamory...which may [...]

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles

There’s No Other Way – The Blur Singles

Blur have, over nearly thirty years, recorded eight studio albums...six of which have reached number one in the UK charts.  In addition they have released over thirty singles, thirteen of which have made the top ten.  Several of these recordings define the era they were released in and some actually changed British popular culture in [...]