Blur, one of the biggest bands this country has ever seen; Graham Coxon being a member of said band and a man who is known for being an outsider, a man more comfortable observing than chucking in his two cents. A guitarist whom you could describe as humble with a capital H, lauded by such heavyweights as Noel Gallagher and Jonny Greenwood as one of the greatest guitarists of their generation. A+E is by far, his finest work to date and details the life he leads along with his view of Britain – told you he preferred observing didn't I.

Opener 'Advice' getting Blur done with first as he discusses the torrent time creatively when a young man on the road, 'I'd write a new song when I was touring, man it was no fun, totally boring'. 'Meet + Drink + Pollinate' is an inventive representation of the zombie like state the British public enter once that last orders bell rings out, and like the masochistic people we are when drunk, most either fight or fuck. Coxon telling this tale with the help of dirty guitars and motorised beats, much like the gluttony of that Saturday night kebab which will inevitably end up all over your trousers. 'Running For Your Life' with lyrics like, 'We don't like your haircut or your attitude' perhaps mimicking haters from his days as a youngster backed by messy, luscious guitars. Coxon's side view of life further confirmed on 'What'll It Take' as he asks, 'What'll take to make you people dance?' and 'What's wrong with me?'. Ironically, this will quite easily make your body start popping and Graham, trust me, there's nothing wrong with you. And, perhaps the strangest story on A+E, 'Ohh Yeh Yeh' written about Coxon's 6am encounter with a fucked up friend and his longing to be in the same state – he was actually on the way to the shop for milk.

The joyfulness seething through A+E and the wackiness of the thoughts running through Coxon's head are at times captivating, and while you can see why he may have received torment while growing up, I like many others, are glad he refused to change. Likewise, while Blur will forever be a shadow he will never escape from, the variety of his solo works together with an undying creativity make him one of Britain's most interesting characters.