The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

BRIT Awards 2016 Nominations: Aphex Twin, Florence + the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, More

The 2016 BRIT Awards nominations have been announced, and Olly Alexander's synth-pop project Years & Years leads the pack with four nods. Among the nominees are SPIN's…
Harley Brown / January 14, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Blur Share New Clip From ‘New World Towers’ Documentary

A little under a month after releasing the trailer for their post-reunion documentary, New World Towers, Blur have shared a new clip of their forthcoming film. In the…
Rachel Brodsky / November 11, 2015

Fred Armisen Joined Blur for ‘Parklife’ in Los Angeles Last Night

Damon Albarn's Blur is in the midst of a brief U.S. tour that touches down at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Friday night.
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

Watch Blur’s ‘New World Towers’ Documentary Trailer

Blur have released a trailer for New World Towers: From Hong Kong to Hyde Park and Back, a tour documentary that takes fans through the last…
Rachel Brodsky / October 19, 2015

Damon Albarn Offers Thoughts on Kanye West, Drake, Taylor Swift, and More

Damon Albarn's just given a new interview a week before Blur's big return to New York City (with a Madison Square Garden show on October…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2015

Classic Reviews: Oasis’ ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’ and Blur’s ‘The Great Escape’

This dual review originally ran in the November 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory?,…
Chuck Eddy / October 2, 2015

Blur ‘Broadcast’ Compiled Fan Clips for New Music Video

Perhaps one of the reasons that Blur are able to get along better as a band now than they did 20 years ago is that…
Andrew Unterberger / September 8, 2015

Watch Damon Albarn Sing ‘Mr. Tembo’ to the Elephant Who Inspired the Song

In Damon Albarn's solo album from last year, Everyday Robots, he included a track called "Mr. Tembo," which was inspired by a baby elephant he…
Rachel Brodsky / August 31, 2015

Blur vs. Oasis: Who Won the Last 20 Years?

On this day 20 years ago, Britpop reached its apex as a pop-culture phenomenon, with the simultaneous release of Blur's "Country House" and Oasis' "Roll…
Andrew Unterberger / August 14, 2015

Blur’s Graham Coxon Isn’t Big on Kanye West: ‘He’s a F—cking Idiot, Isn’t He?’

Noel Gallagher may have enjoyed Kanye West's Glastonbury set, but one of Britpop's other biggest names is not so big on Yeezus. Blur gave an…
Colin Joyce / July 30, 2015

The 20 Best Album Covers of 2015 Thus Far

So far, 2015 has been an exceptional year for music — but what about the visual artists who create the covers that grab your attention while you're…
James Grebey / June 16, 2015

Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey Performed ‘My Generation’ on ‘TFI Friday’

Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and the Who's Roger Daltrey formed an unlikely one-off supergroup last night. The British TV show TFI Friday enlisted the pair,…
Colin Joyce / June 13, 2015

‘Travel to Hong Kong With Blur’ in the Britpop Icons’ New Comic

Blur released their first album in over a decade The Magic Whip earlier this year. That record was recorded in and inspired by Hong Kong,…
Colin Joyce / June 9, 2015
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