Blur is the eponymous fifth studio album by the English rock band Blur, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife (1994), which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained.

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  • Blur is the eponymous fifth studio album by the English rock band Blur, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife (1994), which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained. Under the suggestion of the band's guitarist, Graham Coxon, the band underwent a stylistic change, becoming influenced by American indie rock bands such as Pavement and Sonic Youth. Recording took place in London as well as in Reykjavík, Iceland. Drummer Dave Rowntree described the music on the album as being more aggressive and emotional than their previous work. Producer Stephen Street claimed that lead singer-songwriter Damon Albarn had started writing about more personal experiences while Coxon revealed that listening to his lyrics it was clear to him that "he'd obviously gone off his head a bit more". Despite worries from Blur's label, EMI, and the music press that the change in style would alienate the band's predominantly teenage fanbase and that the album would flop as a result, Blur, as well as lead single, "Beetlebum", reached the top of the UK charts and the album was certified platinum. The album also reached the top 20 in six other countries. The success of "Song 2" led to Blur becoming the band's most successful album in the US where the Britpop scene had been largely unsuccessful. The album received positive and mixed reviews from most music critics, many praising the stylistic change as well as Albarn's improved songwriting. (en)
  • Blur es el quinto álbum de estudio de la banda británica Blur, publicado en 1997. Este álbum abrió las puertas al mercado estadounidense con uno de sus mayores hits "Song 2" lo que permitió que fuese disco de oro. El estilo del disco deja atrás las raíces britpop y avanza hacia el lo-fi americano, uno de los estilos preferidos por Graham Coxon. Otras conocidas canciones procedentes de Blur son "Beetlebum" (nº1 en el Reino Unido), "M.O.R." o "On Your Own". La tapa del disco representa la imagen enturbiada de un enfermero empujando una cama del hospital. La canción "You're So Great" fue la primera canción compuesta por Graham Coxon para Blur. (es)
  • Blur Albums de Blur The Great Escape(1995) 13(1999) Blur est le cinquième album du groupe rock britannique Blur, édité le 10 février 1997. Cet opus marque l'apogée du mouvement Britpop dont Blur se vante être la figure de proue, avec des singles-tubes tels Song 2, Beetlebum ou encore On Your Own. Cependant, des pistes comme Theme from Retro, Death of a Party ou l'étrange Essex Dogs restent à l'écart, et peuvent être vues comme l'annoncement de changement du style du groupe, qui confirmera ce tournant musical en 1999 avec leur album suivant : 13. (fr)
  • Blur ist das fünfte Studioalbum der britischen Rockband Blur. Es erschien am 10. Februar 1997 und ist bis heute ihr meistverkauftes Album. (de)
  • Blur è il quinto album discografico del gruppo musicale inglese Blur, pubblicato il 10 febbraio 1997 dalla Food Records. (it)
  • ブラー(Blur)はイギリスのオルタナティヴ・ロックバンド、ブラーの5thアルバム。1997年にリリースされ、全英1位を記録。ブラーにとってマーケティングの鬼門とされていたアメリカでもシングル「ソング2」がヒット。アルバムはイギリスではプラチナム、アメリカではゴールドに認定された。 (ja)
  • Blur – album muzyczny zespołu Blur wydany w 1997 roku/ (pl)
  • Blur é o quinto álbum de estúdio da banda homónima, lançado a 10 de Fevereiro de 1997. (pt)
  • Blur — пятый студийный альбом английской группы Blur, выпущенный 10 февраля 1997 года. Пластинка возглавила британский чарт альбомов, а также имела успех в США, где сингл «Song 2» стал хитом, а сам диск получил сертификат золотого. В Великобритании также несколько синглов стали хитами, среди них — «Beetlebum» и «Song 2». (ru)
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  • Blur Albums de Blur The Great Escape(1995) 13(1999) Blur est le cinquième album du groupe rock britannique Blur, édité le 10 février 1997. Cet opus marque l'apogée du mouvement Britpop dont Blur se vante être la figure de proue, avec des singles-tubes tels Song 2, Beetlebum ou encore On Your Own. Cependant, des pistes comme Theme from Retro, Death of a Party ou l'étrange Essex Dogs restent à l'écart, et peuvent être vues comme l'annoncement de changement du style du groupe, qui confirmera ce tournant musical en 1999 avec leur album suivant : 13. (fr)
  • Blur ist das fünfte Studioalbum der britischen Rockband Blur. Es erschien am 10. Februar 1997 und ist bis heute ihr meistverkauftes Album. (de)
  • Blur è il quinto album discografico del gruppo musicale inglese Blur, pubblicato il 10 febbraio 1997 dalla Food Records. (it)
  • ブラー(Blur)はイギリスのオルタナティヴ・ロックバンド、ブラーの5thアルバム。1997年にリリースされ、全英1位を記録。ブラーにとってマーケティングの鬼門とされていたアメリカでもシングル「ソング2」がヒット。アルバムはイギリスではプラチナム、アメリカではゴールドに認定された。 (ja)
  • Blur – album muzyczny zespołu Blur wydany w 1997 roku/ (pl)
  • Blur é o quinto álbum de estúdio da banda homónima, lançado a 10 de Fevereiro de 1997. (pt)
  • Blur — пятый студийный альбом английской группы Blur, выпущенный 10 февраля 1997 года. Пластинка возглавила британский чарт альбомов, а также имела успех в США, где сингл «Song 2» стал хитом, а сам диск получил сертификат золотого. В Великобритании также несколько синглов стали хитами, среди них — «Beetlebum» и «Song 2». (ru)
  • Blur is the eponymous fifth studio album by the English rock band Blur, released on 10 February 1997 by Food Records. Blur had previously been broadly critical of American popular culture and their previous albums had become associated with the Britpop movement, particularly Parklife (1994), which had helped them become one of Britain's leading pop acts. After their previous album, The Great Escape, the band faced media backlash and relationships between the members became strained. (en)
  • Blur es el quinto álbum de estudio de la banda británica Blur, publicado en 1997. Este álbum abrió las puertas al mercado estadounidense con uno de sus mayores hits "Song 2" lo que permitió que fuese disco de oro. El estilo del disco deja atrás las raíces britpop y avanza hacia el lo-fi americano, uno de los estilos preferidos por Graham Coxon. Otras conocidas canciones procedentes de Blur son "Beetlebum" (nº1 en el Reino Unido), "M.O.R." o "On Your Own". La tapa del disco representa la imagen enturbiada de un enfermero empujando una cama del hospital. (es)
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