The Ballad of Darren by Blur

Published July 29, 2023

The Ballad of Darren by Blur

Album info

  • Title The Ballad of Darren
  • Artist Blur
  • Year 2023
  • Genre Alternative


  1. The Ballad
  2. St. Charles Square
  3. Barbaric
  4. Russian Strings
  5. The Everglades (For Leonard)
  6. The Narcissist
  7. Goodbye Albert
  8. Far Away Island
  9. Avalon
  10. The Heights


This is a weird little album, it’s short and you definitely know it’s a Blur album, it has that iconic voice and sound about it. But I feel like only the middle is any good - the start is forgettable, and the end is not great. The way it actually ends, cutting off like that, really irritated me. But some elements in the middle are really strong, which makes it overall a difficult one to review!

Rating: 2 / 5

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