Damon Albarn's Gorillaz topping of the UK music charts with their single 'DARE' pushing out Oasis from the top spot echoes a battle played out by Albarn's Blur against Oasis...

Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz topping of the UK music charts with their single ‘DARE’ pushing out Oasis from the top spot echoes a battle played out by Albarn’s Blur against Oasis ten years ago and the fights between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones three decades earlier, the Guardian reports. The Guardian’s music critic, Alexis Petridis, said, that in some ways yesterday’s battle could not be compared directly to the clash of 1995:

"It’s two contrasting routes to the top, two contrasting ideas of the way to sustain success. Oasis still knock out blokey guitar rock. They’ve got to the point where the new record doesn’t matter, people just want to go and see them because they’re still a really good live act. But Damon Albarn is very much the artist who has moved on."

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