While Damon Albarn is achieving international acclaim for his work with the Gorillaz, former lead guitarist of Blur Graham Coxon isn't doing too shabby for himself either. Graham won the best NME solo artist award in 2005.
For his new album Love Travels at Illegal Speeds which came out this Tuesday Graham has teamed up with producer Stephen Street. Street is the man behind the controls for Blur's finest albums and before that with The Smiths. Pitchfork gave the album a solid 7.0.
"The slightness of this album is hard to hold a grudge against, but ain't nothing oh-my-god necessary about it either."Its a decent album, its no Gorillaz-style innovation, but I think this guitar-pop will resonate, both musically and lyrically. No guarantees but I have enjoyed what I have heard thus far.
Mp3: Graham Coxon - "Don't Let Your Man Know"
Mp3: Graham Coxon - "Don't Believe Anything I Say"
Buy the record from here.