Information about each member and people behind the band.
The chronological history starting from 1989.
Lists all released songs and guides
where to get them.
UK chart histories, international
chart positions and sales.
The awards they have won or got
nominated for. Also positions from the 'best of' polls.
It's A Blur Song!
Lists songs that have been used in
commercials, movies and TV series.
Schedule for upcoming Blur and
Dave: Blur in 2015
Introduction to Blur
are an English rock/pop band formed in 1988 under
the name of Seymour. They were one of the most
significant bands of the 1990s in Britain and the important part of the so-called Britpop
movement. Many remember Blur from the infamous Britpop
battle against Oasis.
The band have
released eight studio albums plus two compilations, which have
sold around 15 million copies worldwide. Their breakthrough
album Parklife was released in 1994 and featured the
hits "Girls & Boys" and "Parklife". The band's other popular
songs include "Song 2", "Beetlebum",
"Country House" and "Coffee & TV".
However, Blur are far more than
Britpop and the hits you may have heard. If you include their
solo projects, it's hard to come by with a musical style they
haven't covered. Their music is usually an
inventive mixture of different styles. Every album the band have
released is unique and musically different.
Guitarist Graham Coxon
left Blur in 2002, but reunited with the band five years
later. The reunion resulted in live tours (from 2009 to
2014), where they mainly played their most loved songs.
Blur's latest studio album
The Magic Whip - the first in 12 years - was released in
April 2015. The band supported the album with gigs around the
world including the US shows at the Madison Square Garden and
Hollywood Bowl. As of 2018, the promotion for The Magic Whip is
over and the band have unfortunately no plans for the future.
The lead singer Damon Albarn is currently busy with his other
projects including Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen.