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Blur singer Damon Albarn slams pop 'selfie' generation

By Ryan Hooper

Published 20/04/2015

Criticism: Damon Albarn
Criticism: Damon Albarn

Pop music no longer challenges the establishment or discusses politics because performers are part of "the selfie generation", Blur frontman Damon Albarn has said.

The outspoken 47-year-old decried the narcissism in modern music in an interview with the Sunday Times' Culture magazine.

He said: "Look at music now. Does it say anything? Young artists talk about themselves, not what's happening out there. It's the selfie generation. They're talking platitudes."

"What are any of them saying? I don't hear anything other than: 'This is how I feel.' Which is an important part of song-writing, but we're talking in the context of the election - and they don't have anything to do with it."

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