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Blur
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Group Members Damon Albarn
Graham Coxon
Alex James
Dave Rowntree
Music Genre (Text) Alternative rock
Britpop
indie rock
Music Genre Alternative Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin London, England
Year(s) Active 1988–2003, 2008–present
Record Label Food
Parlophone
Virgin
SBK
Official Websites blur.co.uk
Associated Acts Gorillaz
The Good
the Bad & the Queen
The Ailerons
WigWam
Fat Les
Me Me Me
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Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Their debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). In the process, the band helped establish the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rivals Oasis in 1995 dubbed the "Battle of Britpop".

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Filmography

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2005 Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop -
2016 Central Intelligence -
2016 The Brothers Grimsby -
2016 Live Boxing -
2016 Match of the Day: Euro 2016 -
2016 Alan Shearer's Euro 96: When Football Came Home -
2016 Fuego, placeres terrenales -
2016 Go for It -
2016 Oasis in Their Own Words -
2016 Hitlåtens historia -
2015 Kill Your Friends -

Songs

760 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Song 2 1997
2 Girls And Boys 1994
3 Parklife 1994
4 Beetlebum 1997
5 Country House 1995
6 Tender 1998
7 The Universal 1995
8 End Of A Century 1994
9 There's No Other Way 1991
10 Charmless Man 1995
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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