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Mother’s Litter Helpers: Blur's Modern Life Is Rubbish

Paul Moody, New Musical Express, 1993

AND THE FOOLS laugh loudest. Blur’s rise and fall has all the comic nuances of Reginald Perrin’s. Two years ago they were pop’s champagne Charlies: ‘There’s No Other Way’ and ‘Bang!’ had been Top 20 hits and Smash Hits had fallen head-over-suede boots for their art school oddness and blue-eyed middle-class charm. Graham wore glasses and an Oxford University T-shirt, Damon spent an entire Top Of The Pops performance grinning madly while clutching a cardboard Kelloggs cockerel. It was all too beautiful.

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