• The Ballad Of Darren (Vinyl)

    The Ballad Of Darren (Vinyl)

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    The Ballad of Darren is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Blur. It was released on 21 July 2023 by Parlophone and Warner Records. It was produced by James Ford at Studio 13 in London.

    The Ballad of Darren received critical acclaim and a score of 84 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic based on nine critics’ reviews, indicating “universal acclaim.” The Guardian referred to it as “middle-age regrets voiced in gorgeous tunes,” giving it four out of five stars.

    The Ballad of Darren is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Blur. It was released on 21 July 2023 by Parlophone and Warner Records. It was produced by James Ford at Studio 13 in London.

    The Ballad of Darren received critical acclaim and a score of 84 out of 100 on review aggregator Metacritic based on nine critics' reviews, indicating "universal acclaim.” The Guardian referred to it as "middle-age regrets voiced in gorgeous tunes,” giving it four out of five stars.

    Guitarist Graham Coxon told Mojo Magazine that “It Sounds like Blur, but more like men.”

    It's the band's first album since 2015's The Magic Whip, leading with the brilliant single 'The Narcissist' followed by 'St. Charles Square', a slightly scuzzier, brash track recalling their youth.