According to guitarist Graham Coxon, Blur will be back with a new album, after being honored at the forthcoming BRIT Awards. A date hasn’t been set, but fans can start speculating the direction new material may go.
The graph above (click to enlarge) shows a decline in weekly listeners over the past twelve months to around 35,000 per week currently, but the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music may bring in new fans, and bring back former listeners.
Think Tank was their last studio album in 2003, and has seen 4,252,030 plays from 360,384 listeners so far – beating both their first two albums. With 90s as one of their biggest tags however, it doesn’t seem likely that new music will ever reach the defining heights of “Coffee and TV” (489,798 listeners) or “Song 2” (1,006,687 listeners).
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