27 Songs, 2 Hours 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

13 is a patchwork quilt created during the rockiest period of Blur’s career. Damon Albarn’s romantic woes surface in “Tender,” “Trimm Trabb,” and “No Distance Left to Run,” three of the band’s most somberly elegant melodies. The band embrace Pavement’s murky guitar riffs on “Swamp Song” and “1992,” while producer William Orbit helps them weave strands of electronica into the lo-fi racket of “Battle” and “Trailerpark.” Sparked by taut, buzzing guitars and Albarn’s falsetto, “Coffee & TV” might be the last and best in their long line of tart pop pleasures.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

13 is a patchwork quilt created during the rockiest period of Blur’s career. Damon Albarn’s romantic woes surface in “Tender,” “Trimm Trabb,” and “No Distance Left to Run,” three of the band’s most somberly elegant melodies. The band embrace Pavement’s murky guitar riffs on “Swamp Song” and “1992,” while producer William Orbit helps them weave strands of electronica into the lo-fi racket of “Battle” and “Trailerpark.” Sparked by taut, buzzing guitars and Albarn’s falsetto, “Coffee & TV” might be the last and best in their long line of tart pop pleasures.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Zach Mohrman ,

Essential Album

13 was a major departure for the Britpop stars, yet one that gave them lasting influence. The songs contained within this album are lyrically heartbreaking, while Graham Coxon's best guitar performances drive the songs on this album to simultaneously beat Radiohead, Spiritualized, and countless others at their own respective games

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