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Blur discography

Blur performing at Hyde Park in London, July 2009. Left to right: Graham Coxon, Damon Albarn, Dave Rowntree and Alex James.
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 4
Extended plays 0
Singles 26
Video albums 4
Music videos 27

The discography of Blur, an English alternative rock band, consists of seven studio albums, five compilations, twenty-six singles and four video albums. The band, who formed in London in 1989, consists of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

Blur found mainstream recognition in their native country almost instantly from their Top 10 hit "There's No Other Way".[1] Parklife was their most successful album domestically but it wasn't until their 1995 album The Great Escape that they gained an international following, with the album reaching top 10 in the albums charts of seven countries and selling 2.15 million copies worldwide.[2][3] Their follow-up Blur saw similar amounts of success, with 2.4 million sales and their highest positioning on the Billboard 200.[3][4]

Contents

Albums

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Studio albums

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
BEL
[7]
BEL
[8]
CAN
[4]
CHE
[9]
DEN
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRL
[14]
ITA
[15]
JPN
[16]
NLD
[17]
NOR
[18]
NZL
[19]
POR
[20]
SWE
[21]
US
[4]
1991 Leisure
  • Released: 26 August 1991
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Label: Food (#6)
7
1993 Modern Life Is Rubbish
  • Released: 10 May 1993
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Label: Food (#9)
15
1994 Parklife
  • Released: 25 April 1994
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Label: Food (#10)
1 45 41
[22]
36 37 27 8
1995 The Great Escape
  • Released: 11 September 1995
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Label: Food (#14)
1 10 21 28 22 24
[25]
26 5 14
[26]
35 5 28 5 7 2 150
1997 Blur
  • Released: 10 February 1997
  • Formats: CD, cassette, LP
  • Label: Food (#19)
1 22 21 25 12 26
[30]
17 8 12 23 7 49 6 3 4 61
1999 13
  • Released: 15 March 1999
  • Formats: CD, cassette, double-LP
  • Label: Food (#29)
1 12 12 22 29 11 12 17 12 6 13 60 1 2 4 80
2003 Think Tank
  • Released: 5 May 2003
  • Formats: CD, cassette, double-LP,
    minidisc
  • Label: Parlophone (#582 9972)
1 30 19 19 9 9 11 15 11 8 3 4 14 52 18 27 28 44 56
[35]

Compilation albums

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[5]
AUT
[6]
BEL
[7]
BEL
[8]
CAN
[4]
CHE
[9]
DEN
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRL
[14]
ITA
[15]
JPN
[16]
NLD
[17]
NOR
[18]
NZL
[19]
POR
[20]
SWE
[21]
US
[4]
1994 The Special Collectors Edition
  • Released: 26 October 1994
  • Label: Food
1998 Bustin' + Dronin'
  • Released: 25 February 1998
  • Label: Food/EMI
2000 Blur: The Best of
  • Released: 30 October 2000
  • Label: Food/EMI
3 23 25 29 14 31 29 35 3 15 13 6 22 186
2009 Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur
  • Released: 15 June 2009
  • Label: EMI
20 34

Live albums

Year Details
1996 Live at the Budokan
  • Released: 22 May 1996
  • Label: Food/EMI
2009 All the People: Blur Live at Hyde Park
  • Released: August 2009
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Chart positions: #44/#70 (UK)[1]

Box sets

Year Details
1999 The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set
  • Released: 17 August 1999
  • Label: Food Records/EMI

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[5]
CAN
[38]
[39]
CHE
[9]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[40]
IRL
[14]
[41]
NLD
[17]
NOR
[18]
NZL
[19]
SWE
[21]
US
[38]
US Alt
[38]
1990 "She's So High" 48 Leisure
1991 "There's No Other Way" 8 19 82 5
"Bang" 24 21
1992 "Popscene" 32 Non-album single
1993 "For Tomorrow" 28 Modern Life Is Rubbish
"Chemical World" 28 27
"Sunday Sunday" 26
1994 "Girls & Boys" 5 19 27 11 23 24 16 30 59 4 Parklife
"To the End" 16
"Parklife" 10 30
"End of a Century" 19
1995 "Country House" 1 28 26 4 1 6 30 10 UK: Gold[2]
NOR: Gold[18]
The Great Escape
"The Universal" 5 12 55 UK: Silver[2]
1996 "Stereotypes" 7 13
"Charmless Man" 5 35 33 25
1997 "Beetlebum" 1 35 3 85 8 87 34 39 Blur
"Song 2" 2 4 10 73 28 6
"On Your Own" 5 27
"M.O.R." 15 45 114
1999 "Tender" 2 32 45 94 6 90 15 12 29 UK: Silver[2] 13
"Coffee & TV" 11 26
"No Distance Left to Run" 14
2000 "Music Is My Radar" 10 35 The Best of Blur
2003 "Out of Time" 5 97 75 17 19 Think Tank
"Crazy Beat" 18 30 98 41 20 22
"Good Song" 22

Music videos

Year Title Director
1990 "She's So High" David Balfe
1991 "There's No Other Way" (UK version)
"Bang" Willy Smax
"There's No Other Way" (US version) Matthew Amos
1992 "Popscene" David Mould
1993 "For Tomorrow" Julien Temple
"Chemical World" Dwight Clarke
"Sunday Sunday"
1994 "Girls & Boys" Kevin Godley
"To the End" David Mould
"Parklife" Pedro Romhanyi
"End of a Century" Matthew Longfellow
1995 "Country House" Damien Hirst
"The Universal" Jonathan Glazer
1996 "Stereotypes" Matthew Longfellow
"Charmless Man" Jamie Thraves
1997 "Beetlebum" Sophie Muller
"Song 2"
"On Your Own"
"M.O.R." John Hardwick
1999 "Tender" Grant Gee
"Coffee & TV" Hammer & Tongs
"No Distance Left to Run" Thomas Vinterberg
2000 "Music Is My Radar" Don Cameron
2003 "Out of Time" John Hardwick
"Crazy Beat" Shynola
"Crazy Beat" (alternative version) John Hardwick
"Good Song" Shynola & David Shrigley

Video releases

  • Starshaped (VHS:1993, DVD:2004) (tour video)
  • Showtime (VHS:1995) (live performance)
  • No Distance Left to Run (The Making of) (1999)
  • Blur: The Best of (DVD & VHS:2000) (video version of the greatest hits compilation)

External links

References

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