Thanks to Star Shaped, this was the first b-side by the band I ever heard, although not until I bought the Japanese only Special Collectors Edition did I discover that this little pearl (which the band wished they’d included on Leisure) was not called “Luminous”. Highly uncharacteristic of early Blur (though not too far removed from some Seymour material), this is an honest and emotional song, with liquid sounding guitars that alternately sound like rays of light and dark clouds blocking out the sun. It does seem to work best on melancholy what-ought-to-be-summer-but-you-couldn’t-tell-from-the-weather days.

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