Brand new tracks from Blur – ‘Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’

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Blur recently released two new tracks, Under The Westway and The Puritan, really some of the first new music they’ve released in the last 10 years, since the release of Think Tank back in 2003 (which had this gorgeous Banksy cover way before Banksy was who he is today). Of the two tracks I really prefer Under The Westway a lot more. It just feels like the good ol’ Blur, like a new take on The Universal or something. Equally important is that it doesn’t feel like Gorillaz, which I always fear will happen when Damon works on any other projects at this point. I love the video for the track as well, it’s not often we get to see lyrics these days, especially with the death of the CD and liner notes.

The other track, The Puritan, kind of feels like a Gorillaz track to me. I dunno, it’s not bad, but I want some rock and roll when I hear Blur, and this is a bit too effected for my taste. That said, the video is frigging great. The colorful, light-up neon is a beautiful touch, really the anti-thesis of Under The Westway.

I wonder if a Blur album is on the horizon?

Bobby Solomon

July 5, 2012 / By

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