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Damon Albarn - 78% match to Blur

Genres: Drama Horror Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 March 1968, London, England. ‘Don’t take me too seriously, ’ Damon Albarn once told The Guardian newspaper, ‘I’m a stupid idiot musician’. The latter seems to be a view held by many, despite the Blur frontman being considered part of British pop (or more specifically Britpop) nobility. Noel Gallagher of Oasis even went so far as to wish (in T Read more

Pulp - 56% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK indie pop troupe headed up by the inimitable Jarvis Cocker (Jarvis Cocker, 19 September 1963, Intake, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Cocker’s mocking humour and cantankerous nature helped establish Pulp as one of the most interesting and original UK bands to break into the charts during the mid-90s.Originally based in Sheffield, England, Cock Read more

Gorillaz - 52% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme
Decades Active: 2000s
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A unique phenomenon, Gorillaz is best described as a multi-national virtual hip-hop group comprising the fictional characters 2D (vocals/keyboards), Murdoc (bass), Russel (drums) and Noodle (guitar). The prominent brains behind the formation of the outfit were Blur’s lead singer Damon Albarn, producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura, and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett Read more

Oasis - 51% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Supergrass - 42% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Initially regarded as new entrants in the UK’s indie guitar band movement of the mid-90s, Oxford’s Supergrass suddenly found themselves thrust into the rock mainstream. The band was formed by Danny Goffey (Daniel Robert Goffey, 7 February 1974, London, England; drums), Gaz Coombes (b. Gareth Michael Coombes, 8 March 1976, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; vocals/guitar Read more

Elastica - 41% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the most prominent bands on the UK independent scene during the 90s, Elastica’s line-up coalesced around Justine Frischmann (16 September 1969, Twickenham, London, England; vocals/guitar), Donna Matthews (b. 2 December 1971, Newport, Wales; bass), Justin Welch (b. 4 December 1972, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England; drums) and Annie Holland (b. 26 August 1965, Brigh Read more

The Stone Roses - 40% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Documentaries
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A classic case of an overnight success stretched over half a decade, the UK band Stone Roses evolved through a motley collection of Manchester-based non-starters such as the Mill, the Patrol, and English Rose before settling down as Stone Roses at the start of 1984. Acclaimed for their early warehouse gigs, at this time the line-up comprised Ian Brown (20 February 1963, Warr Read more

The Verve - 34% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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UK indie rock band Verve released their first record, ‘All In The Mind’, in March 1992, although they had already been in existence for several years, having made their live debut at Winstanley College, Wigan, in the Autumn of 1989 (three of the band members studied there). Verve comprised Peter Salisbury (24 September 1971, Bath, Somerset, England; drums), Richard Read more

The Libertines - 32% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the UK’s most fêted bands of the early 00s turned out to be the Libertines, an outfit whose sound was comparable to early punk purveyors such as the Clash and the Jam. The Libertines story began when leaders Pete Doherty (12 March 1979, Hexham, Northumberland, England; guitar/vocals) and Carl Barât (b. Carlos Barât, 6 June 1978, Basingstoke, Ham Read more

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 31% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Charlatans UK - 31% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Of all the Manchester, England-based bands to emerge in the late 80s, the Charlatans’ rise was undoubtedly the swiftest and their continuing career proves it was no fluke. Originally formed in 1988 by Baz Ketley (vocals/guitar), Martin Blunt (21 May 1964, England; bass, ex-Makin’ Time, the Gift Horses), Jon Brookes (b. 21 September 1968, England; drums) and Rob Col Read more

Manic Street Preachers - 30% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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In their rise from cult punk revivalists to stadium conquering rockers, this Welsh band has enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the music press, opening with a bizarre encounter in 1991. The catalyst was guitarist Richey Edwards, who cut the words ‘4 Real’ into his forearm to the amazement of New Musical Express critic Steve Lamacq, when he dared to call into questi Read more

Primal Scream - 30% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up that achieved so much success in 1991 comprised Bobby Gillespie (22 June 1964, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Andrew Innes (guitar), Robert Young (guitar), Henry Olsen (bass), Philip ‘Toby’ Tomanov (drums), Martin Duffy (organ, ex-Felt) and backing vocalist Denise Johnson (b. 31 August 1966, Manchester, Lancashire, England), but Primal Scream had been a fl Read more

Franz Ferdinand - 29% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of the most intriguing UK guitar bands to emerge in the early years of the twenty-first century, Franz Ferdinand derive their name from an Austro-Hungarian royal whose assassination proved to be the catalyst for the World War I (via a racehorse named Archduke Ferdinand that the band had seen on the television). The Glasgow, Scotland-based quartet, Alex Kapranos (Alexande Read more

Radiohead - 29% match to Blur

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Spoken Word Documentaries Drama Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The five members of Radiohead first met at a private boys school in Abingdon, a small, picturesque town on the outskirts of Oxford. Thom Yorke (Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar) had been given his first instrument, a Spanish guitar, at the age of eight by his mother. He formed his first band two years later, then j Read more


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