Guitarist Graham Coxon has often been described as the heart of Blur, the one whose faithfulness to the indie ethic held the band back from selling out at the height of the Britpop boom. Always a nervously eccentric character, he has used his solo albums as a creative outlet that allows him to indulge his love of noisy American rock without any outside interference whatsoever. Crow Sit On Blood Tree took just two weeks to make and it's a joyful mess of an album, meandering endlessly through roaring guitars and vocals that sound like a puppy yelping. As a side projects it's perfectly acceptable, but a new Blur album would be far preferable.