Posts tagged "Damon Albarn"

Adele: ‘I Regret Hanging Out With’ Damon Albarn Following His ‘Insecure’ Diss

Damon Albarn and Adele could've had it all, but their attempt at a collaboration did not end well. Earlier this fall, the Blur frontman revealed that…
James Grebey / November 3, 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

A Masked Damon Albarn Joined De La Soul at Banksy’s Dismaland for ‘Feel Good Inc’

Banksy's Dismaland theme park entered its last weekend on Friday night, but that doesn't meant that the art-pop prankster is out of surprises. Announced headliner…
Colin Joyce / September 26, 2015

Damon Albarn Worked on Adele’s Album, But Says ‘It’s Very Middle of the Road’

Toward the tail end of last year, Damon Albarn was rumored to be working on songs for Adele's new album in the midst of all…
Colin Joyce / September 10, 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

Damon Albarn Says Gorillaz Will Record New Material in September

Damon Albarn's had a bit of a busy year already, reuniting Blur to release their recent album The Magic Whip, which'll be followed be a mini…
Brennan Carley / July 16, 2015

Damon Albarn Forced Offstage After Five-Hour Festival Set

Damon Albarn may be the midst of a Blur reunion and the opening of a musical, but the man just doesn't stop. He proved that…
Colin Joyce / July 6, 2015

Damon Albarn’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Musical Now Has a Trailer

Between his solo album and Blur's reunion record, Damon Albarn has been busy as ever over the past year. But as he announced in January,…
Colin Joyce / June 26, 2015

Damon Albarn Is a Giant Ice-Cream Cone In Blur’s ‘Ong Ong’ Video

English art-rock stalwarts/ice-cream purveyors Blur, who very recently put out the highly anticipated effort The Magic Whip, got to play dress-up in their new "Ong Ong" music video,…
James Grebey / June 3, 2015

What’s the Best Blur Album? A SPIN Roundtable

For a band still largely associated with a very specific moment in U.K. rock history, Blur have never really stayed in one musical mode for very…
SPIN Staff / April 23, 2015

Ten Essential Damon Albarn Recordings That Aren’t By Blur

Damon Albarn's spirit of curiosity helps define Blur, the legendary British quartet he's fronted for a quarter-century, but fittingly, he has trekked the furthest when…
Marc Hogan / April 17, 2015

Blur Will Only Tour the U.S. If Fans Like Their New Album

Blur first reunited way back in 2009, and though they've played shows all across the world since, their United States shows have been scarce. They're…
Colin Joyce / April 11, 2015

Help Kickstart De La Soul’s New Album for a Shot at Meeting the Group

Though they've not released a new album since 2004, De La Soul have just announced plans to Kickstart a new full length that'll feature guest…
Brennan Carley / March 30, 2015

Damon Albarn Has Scored a New ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Musical

Damon Albarn is generally known for taking on a plethora of projects, no matter how out of the blue — there's no new Gorillaz album…
Brennan Carley / January 21, 2015

Watch Damon Albarn Team With Brian Eno, Graham Coxon at Marathon London Show

Damon Albarn's marathon tour in support of his April solo album Everyday Robots swung through London's famed Royal Albert Hall, and it seems that the…
Colin Joyce / November 16, 2014

Damon Albarn Hints at New Gorillaz Album in 2016

While prepping for the Australian leg of his tour in support of his recent solo album Everyday Robots, Damon Albarn offered the Sydney Morning Herald…
Colin Joyce / October 19, 2014

Damon Albarn Performs ‘Everyday Robots’ for Some Very Polite Robots

If you're an aging musician looking to play for a chill audience of attentive concertgoers — and let's be honest, Damon Albarn's stadium-rock days ended…
Andrew Unterberger / October 9, 2014

Mercury Prize Nominees Include Damon Albarn, fka Twigs, Royal Blood

The Mercury Prize remains one of the U.K.'s most prestigious music awards. This year's nominees reflect the country's diverse, ever-changing aural landscape with artists including…
Brennan Carley / September 10, 2014
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