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Album review: Damon Albarn's 'Everyday Robots' is full of surprises
Album review: Damon Albarn's 'Everyday Robots' is full of surprises

Recently, a YouTube video caught Damon Albarn sitting in with a London pub band, the Gents, for a rendition of his Blur hit "Parklife." The bar erupted in boozy camaraderie, off-shift locals getting an unexpected brush with stardom. That's the kind of low-key charm that Albarn's solo debut, "Everyday Robots," is built on. It's an LP full of finely observed tunes about the numbing effects of technology and modernity, produced with care and skill. "Robots" is the first solo album credited to the always-busy Albarn, who in addition to fronting the on-and-off-again Blur has worked in Gorillaz and the Good, the Bad & the Queen, composed an...

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