Damon Albarn has hit The Kaiser Chiefs below the belt â€“ heâ€™s likened their new album to Blurâ€™s â€˜The Great Escapeâ€™.
The multi-banded singer has demonstrated a rare example of humility by admitting heâ€™s made two bad albums â€“ and thinks the Chiefs are suffering the same problems which resulted in his 1995 long-player.
He explains, â€œI've made two bad records. The first record, which is awful, and 'The Great Escape', which was messy.
"The Kaiser Chiefs' new record sounds a bit like The Great Escape in that it sounds a bit empty. Sometimes records are like that if you try too hard to repeat your success."
Yeah, both albums are pretty rubbish, aren't they?