10 Excellent Blur Performances

Hopefully the Britpop icons’ Olympics-closing gig will be as awesome as these vintage clips.

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Blur will close out the Olympics in London on Sunday night by headlining a massive gig in Hyde Park alongside fellow British pop icons New Order and the Specials. Blur’s musical style shifted a lot over the course of seven albums and dozens of B-sides, but they were always an exceptional and highly energetic live band. Here are ten videos of Blur at their best, ranging from ultra-campy theatrical pop and aching balladry to hyperactive punk and atmospheric art rock.

3. “For Tomorrow” [1993]

4. “Bank Holiday” / “Parklife” [1994]

5. “Girls And Boys” [1994]

6. “Mr. Robinson’s Quango” [1995]

7. “Best Days” [1995]

8. “End Of A Century” [1997]

9. “On Your Own” [1997]

10. “Beetlebum” [1999]

11. Pretty Much All Of “13” [1999]

12. “The Universal” [2009]

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