The Magic Whip

Blur

Release Date:

27/04/2015

Record Label:

Parlophone UK

  1. £16.99
7digital What we said: Comebacks are risky business. Worst case scenario, the artist irreparably sullies their legacy; best case scenario, they blow their previous work out of the water; most common scenario, their new material rehashes past glories and feels pallid in comparison. On their first album in 12 years, Blur have managed to avoid doing any of the above, offering a glut of fresh ideas while still delivering several knowing winks to their own back catalogue. Yes, ‘My Terracotta Heart’ could be taken from the Think Tank sessions and the jaunty ‘Lonesome Street’ wouldn’t sound out of place on 1997’s self-titled effort, but the ghostly sprawl of ‘Pyongyang’ and swampy swagger of ‘Go Out’ see the quartet exploring new territory entirely. The Magic Whip probably won’t be anybody’s favourite Blur album, but it’s a gem nonetheless.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Lonesome Street

4:23Not available separately
2

New World Towers

4:02Not available separately
3

Go Out

4:40Not available separately
4

Ice Cream Man

3:23Not available separately
5

Thought I Was a Spaceman

6:16Not available separately
6

I Broadcast

2:52Not available separately
7

My Terracotta Heart

4:05Not available separately
8

There Are Too Many of Us

4:26Not available separately
9

Ghost Ship

4:59Not available separately
10

Pyongyang

5:38Not available separately
11

Ong Ong

3:06Not available separately
12

Mirrorball

3:37Not available separately
Duration:
51:27
Genres:
Alternative
℗ 2015 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Blur (2015), under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company
© 2015 Blur (2015), under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

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