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4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Big Small Talk: April 25-May 1

Got the collecting bug? Then head to the London Original Print Fair. Noteworthy items include a Peter Blake piece from London's CCA Galleries and a Gillian Ayres Japanese woodcut from the Alan Cristea Gallery.

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Related Topix: Peter Blake, Pop/Rock, Graphic Design, Arts

12 hrs ago | Stereogum

The 10 Best Verve Songs

Few British bands from the 1990s, Britpop or otherwise, have been pushed to the sidelines more forcefully than the Verve.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Verve, Richard Ashcroft, Spinal Tap, Jane's Addiction, Oasis

16 hrs ago | Radio Times

Damon Albarn: "To be a songwriter you have to be an outsider"

Everyday Robots, out this Monday, got underway at the suggestion of XL label boss and friend Richard Russell.

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22 hrs ago | International Business Times

Damon Albarn Says Sorry To Australia For Blur's Big Day Out Cancellation

The British musician also denied festival promoter AJ Maddah's claim that the group backed out because they had a falling out in South America.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Album review: Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots

Well, he certainly took his time. After all, Damon Albarn's been nothing short of prolific during his post-Blur period, delivering cartoon hip-hop with the Gorillaz, releasing four soundtracks of varying quality , forming superior supergroup The Good, the Bad and the Queen, and working on so many guest appearances and world music projects it's a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Pop/Rock

Suria

Damon Albarn: Heroin was 'agreeable'

The Blur frontman, who began taking the drug in the 1990s after he came home to find then-girlfriend Justine Frischmann using the illegal substance, and admits it helped him think outside of the box when it came to writing songs, so doesn't ''totally'' think taking it was a mistake.

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Ultimate-guitar.com

Damon Albarn Premieres Brian Eno Collaboration 'Heavy Seas Of Love' Video [News]

Blur / Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn has officially premiered video for " Heavy Seas of Love " single, a Brian Eno collaboration from Damon's upcoming solo debut " Everyday Robots ."

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Stereogum

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From The Definitely Maybe 33a..."

It was 20 years ago this week that Britpop first emerged as a major cultural force, thanks to the dual releases of Blur's Parklife and Pulp's His 'N' Hers .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp, Oasis

WBEZ-FM Chicago

Damon Albarn bares soul on first solo album

Though rarely recognized as such in the U.S., Damon Albarn was one of the most ambitious and distinctive artists to emerge in the '90s, leaving a lasting and valuable legacy with Blur's collected output.

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RollingStone

Everyday Robots

Damon Albarn has always seemed most comfortable with some distance between himself and his music.

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Cleveland.com

What's streaming: New albums from Damon Albarn, Pixies, Nirvana and more

In this day and age of the album stream, downloading music has almost become obsolete.

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Related Topix: Nirvana, Pop/Rock, Grunge, The Pixies, Punk, The Distillers, Music, Entertainment

The Independent

Damon Albarn on drug abuse: Blur frontman claims he found heroin 'initially very agreeable'

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Pop/Rock

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Canada.com

Dismay at Blur singer's defence of 'agreeable and creative' heroin use

Damon Albarn, right, is joined by De La Soul's Vincent Mason while performing during the SXSW Music Festival Friday March 14, 2014, in Austin, Texas.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Austin, TX

Stereogum

It's Britpop Week On Stereogum

The first time I saw Blur was on September 29, 1994, at the old Academy Theatre on 43rd St. in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Pulp, Oasis

Congleton Guardian

Blur and Gorillaz star Damon Albarn has described his past heroin use as "part of me growing up".

The Britpop pioneer said he did not "totally see it as a mistake" to take the drug as he found it "initially very agreeable".

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

This Is Bristol

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It focuses on the theme of life, death and rebirth and heavily features bees which are currently in serious decline.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

NME

celebrates 20 years of Blur's 'Parklife' in special collector's edition

NME celebrates 20 years since the release of Blur's era-defining album 'Parklife' this week with a special collector's edition.

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The Spectator

Britpop 25 years on: the Tory voters who love Oasis

It's twenty-five years since the dawn of Britpop, but does anyone still care about it? YouGov has carried out some polling on the subject today.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Stranger

The Good Mixer Promises to Be an Oasis of Britpop

The 20th anniversary of paradigmatic Britpop albums Parklife by Blur and His 'n' Hers by Pulp has given rise to the Good Mixer , a dance party presented by local band Tea Cozies and emceed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame radio DJ Marco Collins at Lo-Fi April 17 .

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Pulp

Metro

NEWBlog10 of the best (and worst) moments from 20 years of Britpop

Can it really be 20 years since the birth of Britpop? It's amazing, but true. The untimely death of Kurt Cobain is largely agreed upon as the moment we saw the music world's conker swing back across the Atlantic to get on board a distinctly British bandwagon, and a new genre was born.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Suede, The Bluetones

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