Release Date: Dec 8, 2003
Record label: Honest Jons
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Britpop
It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to emerge as the most dislikable figure in a book whose cast list includes Liam Gallagher, Alistair Campbell and Chris Evans, but in John Harris's masterful assessment of Britpop, The Last Party, Damon Albarn somehow manages it. He comes across as pompous, humourless and motivated by egotism. It is not a one-off. The same thing happened when Blur were granted a South Bank Show special a few years back.