Blur, The Ballad of Darren, Limited Blue Colored Vinyl, LP, Warner Records, 2023

2023 release. The Ballad of Darren is the ninth studio album by Blur. The album was produced by James Ford at Studio 13 in London and Devon. It is Blur’s first album since The Magic Whip (2015) and thier first album since Think Tank (2003) not to be produced by their longtime producer Stephen Street.

Blur is a British rock band formed in 1988. They gained fame during the ’90s Britpop era. Their album sales have been impressive, with over 13 million records sold worldwide. Notable albums include “Parklife” (1994) and “The Great Escape” (1995). Blur received numerous awards, such as five Brit Awards, including Best British Group and Best British Album. Their iconic hit “Song 2” remains a classic. The band’s success, innovative sound, and impact on British music culture solidify their place as one of the influential bands of their time.