There’s really no hard and fast rule for what makes a good Blur song; the various styles on display here are too diverse to warrant even an attempt at making one. As the band’s chief songwriters, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon were masters of melody, form, wit and scope. Any contemporary British band you care to name has a few fragments of Blur in their sound. All of their albums deserve full listens, but if you don’t have $150 to fork out for 21 right now, these songs will put you on the right track.
Listen with Spotify while you run down our list: