Damon Albarn Criticizes Morrissey’s Support for Far-Right Party: “You Shouldn’t Even Have an Opinion”

Morrissey's support for a reactionary anti-immigrant political party in the U.K. has in recent weeks drawn condemnation from Nick Cave, Billy Bragg, and more. The…
Tosten Burks / July 22, 2019

Watch Blur Reunite to Perform Surprise Set in London

Last night, Damon Albarn hosted his "Africa Express: The Circus" show in East London. The performance brought together musicians from across the globe to perform…
Rob Arcand / March 30, 2019

Review: Blur – 13

Blur's 13 was released March 15, 1999. In honor of its 20th anniversary, we’ve digitized and republished our original review, which ran in the May 1999 issue of Spin.
Barry Walters / March 17, 2019

Watch Gorillaz Cover Blur’s “Song 2″ with Graham Coxon

Gorillaz headlined the Damon Albarn-curated Demon Dayz Festival last night in Los Angeles, and during their performance, they brought out a wealth of special guests…
Rob Arcand / October 21, 2018

Liam Gallagher’s Son Trolled His Dad By Wearing a Blur T-Shirt

Trolling, as it turns out, does not skip a generation. Especially when your last name is Gallagher and the family business consists of half music-making and half piss-taking.
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / May 5, 2017

Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn Both Agree: No One Cares About Liam

As any Oasis or Blur fan will tell you, Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn used to be bitter enemies. Now... they're not. They've even collaborated…
Jeremy Gordon / April 25, 2017

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’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: September 10, 1995Label: This dual review originally ran in the November 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the…
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
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