1. #AlternativeFacts Podcast: Why Gorillaz Are an Immortal Band, Inside Hamilton & Rostam's Collaborative Genius

    May 04, 2017 2:00 PM EDT What’s the premier Damon Albarn -led band --  Gorillaz  or  Blur ?  As much as you might love “woo-hoo”-ing to “Song 2,” Gorillaz has an excellent chance to outlast Albarn's first big group and continue crafting electro-rap jams long after Blur hangs up their guitars for good. In fact,…

  2. Blur's First-Ever Hollywood Bowl Show Brings Fred Armisen Surprise: Live Review

    October 21, 2015 8:32 PM EDT For Blur fans, Tuesday was a historic night. After all, it had been 16 years since the original members of the British band performed together in Los Angeles, and it was their first-time ever at the Hollywood Bowl. For a group that never quite achieved the same level of mainstream success…

  3. Album Review: Blur Comes to a Personal and Professional Crossroads on ‘The Magic Whip’

    April 28, 2015 2:44 PM EDT In order to finish The Magic Whip , its first album in a dozen years, Blur had to revisit the past. This wasn't the ­distant past of 1994's Parklife or 1995's The Great Escape , cheeky Britpop triumphs that branded the London foursome as Gen X's answer to The Kinks ; nor…