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Old 01-19-2008, 12:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a soft spot for Blur. I think my favourite is THE GREAT ESCAPE. As urban says it's PARKLIFE part 2 but apart from the deplorable COUNTRY HOUSE, there is a lot of good stuff on there. Kudos to Albarn for trying something different with each new project. I have'nt heard MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH for years!
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Honestly, I'd go with the greatest hits collection as well.

It's definitely one of those rare collections that does indeed serve its purpose of being the perfect starting point for newcomers.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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After watching Southland Tales, I've been listening to Tender over and over. Such a great song.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Props to Lucifer Sam for helping me find this thread.

I first came across Blur while watching a documentary on British indie, at first I thought they were nothing special then I watched it again got Girls & Boys stuck in my head, I downloaded Parklife and instantly became a fan. I love how they managed to break away from Britpop and into a more lofi alternative sound mixed into other genre's unlike Oasis. I'd also they were they best British band of the 90's, how many other bands managed to release that many great albums during the decade? I'm really happy to see that they are getting back together again and i'm keeping my fingers crossed for a new album. Graham Coxon is one of my favorite guitarists, I feel he's abit underrated. I remember Stephen Street once said "I had the great pleasure of working with the Smiths and working with someone as amazing as Johnny Marr and I never thought I'd meet anyone as good until I met Graham." And Damon Albarn is one of my musical hero's he has a great voice and lyrics, also his work outside of Blur alone proves that he's more than a pretty face. I find it pretty sad that they are not really known in America considering most of what America loves are good pop songs and that's what their first 4 albums are nothing but ****ing great pop.


My fav Blur albums in order:
Modern Life is Rubbish
Parklife
Blur
13
The Great Escape
Leisure
Think Tank

My top 20 Blur tracks:
1.For Tomorrow
2.Tender
3.Chemical World
4.Parklife
5.Youre So Great
6.Girls & Boys
7.Popscene
8.On Your Own
9.Tracy Jacks
10.Coffee & TV
11.Wear Me Down
12.Beetlebum
13.The Universal
14.Music Is My Radar
15.Top Man
16.End of a Century
17.To the End
18.Best Days
19.She's So High
20.Sunday Sunday
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'd also they were they best British band of the 90's, how many other bands managed to release that many great albums during the decade?
I'd say Suede, Teenage Fanclub, Saint Etienne, Divine Comedy and Pulp all released more good music in the decade then Blur did.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Props to Lucifer Sam for helping me find this thread.


My top 20 Blur tracks:
1.For Tomorrow
2.Tender
3.Chemical World
4.Parklife
5.Youre So Great
6.Girls & Boys
7.Popscene
8.On Your Own
9.Tracy Jacks
10.Coffee & TV
11.Wear Me Down
12.Beetlebum
13.The Universal
14.Music Is My Radar
15.Top Man
16.End of a Century
17.To the End
18.Best Days
19.She's So High
20.Sunday Sunday
Definitely agree with you there, its an absolute pop masterpiece.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:45 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Definitely agree with you there, its an absolute pop masterpiece.
Remember buying this when it was first released as a 2 CD set, one jewel case and one in a digipac cardboard case, looking on ebay its going for 25 now!

I find Girls & Boys really ****ing irratating but do like End of a Century and Trimm Trabb.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I grew up with Blur, and along with a variety of others they're partly responsible for shaping my taste in music today. So, yeah, I do love them (particularly Modern Life..., Parklife, the Great Escape and 13). That said I've been cutting down on them a bit in recent months, but I'm sure I'll get back to thinking they're the dogs bollocks in future.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Definitely agree with you there, its an absolute pop masterpiece.
Have you heard the extended version, the trumpet and guitar solo really add to the song I think. Anybody else have the 4 disc version of 13? It's really sweet.
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I have a soft spot for Blur. I think my favourite is THE GREAT ESCAPE. As urban says it's PARKLIFE part 2 but apart from the deplorable COUNTRY HOUSE, there is a lot of good stuff on there. Kudos to Albarn for trying something different with each new project. I have'nt heard MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH for years!
What? Country House is the strongest track on the album and one of their best songs.
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