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Bluris an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of Damon Albarn (lead vocals, keyboard), Graham Coxon (lead guitar, backing vocals), Alex James (bass guitar) and Dave Rowntree (drums). Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change influenced by English guitar pop groups such as the Kinks, the Beatles and XTC, Blur released Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995). As a result, the band helped to popularise the Britpop genre and achieved mass popularity in the UK, aided by a chart battle with rivals Oasis in 1995 dubbed the "Battle of Britpop".

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