“Damon’s singing, and his lyrics, are far more open and emotional than they have ever been. He’s hurting, he’s fighting back; he’s crashing and he lets us know. Everything about the album feels desperate, and chaotic. B.L.U.R.E.M.I. is the squally end to old Blur; Caramel is woozy, far-out, away-with-the planets; the guitar thunders in on Trimm Trabb (about Adidas trainers) and Damon sounds as though he’s dying. Because what he’s coming to terms with is not only the end of his love affair, but the love affair he had with Graham, with Blur itself. It’s the end of a century.”
— Blur - 21. About 13.