If we can put aside Alex James’ Cheese n’ The Sun foolishness and Damon’s rather earnest chin-stroking world music vibe for a minute, it’s worth remembering that Blur have released some pretty amazing albums. This boxset will probably scare a few on the price front but will be a genuinely exciting prospect for hardcore fans. 7 albums, 65 unreleased tracks, 3 DVDs, over 130 rarities, a collector’s book and a limited edition 7inch – The sheer volume of unheard material (whether worth hearing or not) should calm most cynics. Fingers crossed for a release party at The Good Mixer.
This is not their first boxset: see their 22 singles boxset.