Graham Coxon - The Sky Is Too High (Transcopic) Rock orthodoxy dictates that guitarists in bands have to, some time in their career, release a solo record. So this release from Blur's guitarist was not wholly surprising, seeing even the arrogant Noel Gallagher once admitted to admire Graham Coxon's skills. This record, however, far transcends the leisure-time ego-boosting side-project that one might deem it to be. The Sky Is Too High embodies all the lo-fi guitar-pop elements that swarmed Blur's eponymous release last year - proving that if not for Coxon, Blur might still be wallowing in its Parklife/ Country House post-modernist fixation. The Sky Is Too High is a remarkable jumble of all sorts - from the pedal-guitar frenzy of That's All I Want To Do to the stripped-down folkish R U Lonely, and from accessible guitar-pop of I Wish to the manic punk rush of Who The F**k?. That Coxon managed to produce such a schizophrenic record when he was going through a teetotal stage - and in five days - is a feat in itself.