Damon Albarn

Gorillaz Share Another Animated Story, “The Book of 2D”

Gorillaz fans, rejoice (kind of): The newest installment of the group's vaguely Biblical, cartoon social-media narrative series dropped today on Twitter. This one is called…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 28, 2016

Gorillaz Release Multimedia Story “The Book of Noodle”

We're still waiting for a new Gorillaz album to surface, but the high-concept project has just shared a new multimedia story on social media. Titled "The…
Kyle McGovern / October 3, 2016

Damon Albarn: Now a ‘Local King’ in Mali

Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has long been a propoent of the music of Northwest African country Mali, literally titling his 2002 debut solo…
Andrew Unterberger / February 21, 2016

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
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