Remember the ’90s, when the British press had a field day pitting Blur and Oasis against each other in some sort of weird Britpop battle? It wasn’t clear who won that round, and we Americans were a little confused about what it all meant.
But in the intervening years, it’s clear that Blur frontman Damon Albarn has come out on top, in the sense that he appears to be one of the busiest people in the world, with bands like Gorillaz; The Good, The Bad, and the Queen; Rocket Juice and the Moon; his own solo project; an opera about a monkey king; a collaboration with Malian musicians; and more. Meanwhile, Oasis’s Liam Gallagher mainly sits around making fun of soccer players.
As busy as Albarn has been musically, he has also found the time to become the most app-happy musician on the planet. Here’s a tour of one man’s groundbreaking journey through the music app world, through which Albarn makes all other musicians look lazy by comparison, again.