The Magic Whip

The Magic Whip
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Studio album by
Released27 April 2015 (2015-04-27)
RecordedMay 2013, November 2014 – January 2015
Studio
  • Avon Studios, Hong Kong
  • Studio 13, London
Genre
Length51:42
Label
Producer
Blur chronology
Parklive
(2012)
The Magic Whip
(2015)
Damon Albarn chronology
Live at the De De De Der
(2014)
The Magic Whip
(2015)
Humanz
(2017)
Singles from The Magic Whip
  1. "Go Out"
    Released: 19 February 2015
  2. "There Are Too Many of Us"
    Released: 20 March 2015
  3. "Lonesome Street"
    Released: 2 April 2015
  4. "Ong Ong"
    Released: 3 June 2015
  5. "I Broadcast"
    Released: 8 September 2015

The Magic Whip (stylised in Chinese text) is the eighth studio album by English rock band Blur. It was recorded in Hong Kong and London, and released by Parlophone on 27 April 2015 and Warner Bros. Records on 28 April 2015. It was the band's first studio album in 12 years since Think Tank (2003), marking the longest gap between studio albums in Blur's career, and the first in 16 years since 13 (1999) to have featured the original line-up (Coxon featuring on only one song on Think Tank).[2] The album also marks the return of the band's longtime producer Stephen Street following Blur (1997).

The album received acclaim from music critics. It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, marking Blur's sixth UK number-one album. It has been certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales of over 100,000 copies. It is the first album by the band in North America under Warner Bros., after Blur were transferred from Virgin Records in 2013, following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012.

  1. ^ Prevost, Dinorah (13 May 2015). "Review: With 'The Magic Whip' Blur doesn't miss a beat". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  2. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (1 March 2015). "Graham Coxon on the Blur reunion: 'Pop doesn't have to be a fleeting thing'". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2015.

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