|Initially, Blur was one of the multitude of British bands who appeared in the wake of the Stone Roses, mining the same swirling, pseudo-psychedelic guitar pop, only with louder guitars. Following an image makeover in the mid-'90s, the group emerged as the most popular band in the U.K., establishing themselves as heir to the English guitar pop tradition of the Kinks, the Small Faces and The Who. In the process, the group broke down the doors for a new generation of guitar bands who became labeled as Brit-pop and for who Blur were the leaders. They quickly became confined by the movement and they nearly died when the movement itself died. Through some reinvention, Blur reclaimed their position as an art pop band in the late '90s by incorporating indie rock and lo-fi influences. In Britain, they helped revitalize guitar pop by skillfully updating the country's pop traditions. With a fantastic collection of near perfect pop to choose from, there is no shortage of back catalogue rarities, amazing memorabilia and quality collectibles, all available right here in our specialist Blur collectors store.