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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Parlophone, Food - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 02/06/2008, 10/02/1997 - 49880...

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Excellent

“Blur goes west”

published 13/07/2000

ProTake that critics

After the chart successes with Parklife and The Great Escape, the Essex lads were feeling a little trapped inside there own self created stereotype. Only one way to break out, create something out of the ordinary, make a showpiece of your underestimated talents. That is exactly what Blur did with...

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Super

ProGreat sound

ConsSome duff tracks

Blur's early years had seen them build a satisfyingly eager cult following as they emerged fitfully in the indie arena, with their work championed by the guardians of the left of field. However, such small vistas had been widened gloriously by the pop achievement of their massive 1994 album...

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“yeha this is cool man !”

published 20/08/2000

Proone good song

Consonly one decent track all the rest are rubbish

blur by blur is probaally blurs best album yet but it is still not that good. The best song on the album is song 2 with out of a doubt and the other songs are pretty shite. I dont like blur at all but I just borrowed this album of my mate and i didnt like it at all. I would reccommend this album...

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Excellent

“Remake, Remodel”

published 17/06/2001

ProMakes complete reinvention look so easy

ConsNope, can't find any...

After "The Great Escape", and the excesses of Britpop, caused enormous tensions within the group, Blur decided to get back to basics. Coxon and Albarn, in particular, had always had a taste for indie noise-pop, and the stripped back sound of bands like Pavement. Now it was time to abandon the...

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Excellent

ProCoxon-esque alternative is certainly the right dir...

Consthe more hardcore britpop fans out there may not b...

Although Blur are one of 'thee' defining britpop bands of the 1990's, diversity to a different genre and style influences seem to mark the band's career. 'Modern Life is Rubbish' was that first step in the right direction from 'Leisure', and the self-tilted 'Blur' is almost a 'Second Revolution'...

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“Movin'On?”

published 05/09/2000

ProOriginal, dark, rockier

ConsNot so poppy, sing alongy

Blur by Blur was a turning point for Blur. Having released leisure in the days early 90's britpopo was still a few years away, but it was Blur's next 3 albums which really shaped the genre, and spawned a few copycats too. This album shows that it was time for a change. Blur haven't lost the...

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“"Whoo - hoo!!"”

published 28/08/2000

14 tracks and 57 minutes long. This album contains the singles: 'Beetlebum', 'M.O.R', 'On Your Own' and of course, 'Song 2'. This was the first of their albums not to have the lyrics printed in the album, which I think was to try and shake of their Britpop image and try and seem more mature...

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Excellent

ProSong 2!!!! An album that grows on you the more you...

ConsStill a couple of tracks that only diehard Blur fa...

I was never a huge blur fan. Sure I usually liked a couple of tracks from each release but never reached 'fan' level. This album was a turning point. "Beetlebum" grows on you like Japanese Knotweed, until you finally have to surrender to it. Track 2 is "Song 2". Probably the best rock track of...

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Excellent

“A gem!”

published 08/07/2000

ProBrilliant new sound developed when all others had ...

ConsMarketing potential dropped as the likes of 'The S...

Every band has transitional periods as we have seen from the likes of the Beatles and the Bee Gee's. For many, like Oasis (Be here now), it is a bleak spell designed to test them to the very limits of their staying power. Blur however chose to handle it a little differently. An album such as 'The...

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Not for me

“Singles - yes, album - no”

published 04/08/2000

ProSome of the singles

ConsEverything else

There is only one way I can describe this album without using a string of expletives – it’s the worst in my collection. Let’s look at it methodically, shall we? Mistake number 1 – the artwork is uninspiring, a blurred picture – how original. Mistake number 2 – all the singles are at the start of...

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Super

“this is a blur!”

published 12/08/2000

Provaries types of music

Consdon't really know any

blur-blur is a wicked Cd which I listen to regularly and I do not get bored of it very easily.The only problem with the group or band blur is that they vary there style of music and singing.I brought the album mainly for blurs great hit"Song2" this is worth buying the single of on its own!There...

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Excellent

“Blur, Blur, Blur!!!”

published 20/09/2000

Probeetlebum!!

Consnone

The opening melody of `Beetlebum` is outrageously good, as is the unexpected key and tempo changes and Damon Albarn`s coy vocals. Who knows what a Beetlebum is? Who cares? Just wallow in the Beatlesque structure and admire the guitar work. Now that you`re sitting comfortably, `Song 2` begins and...

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Excellent

“I feel heavy metal, i do .”

published 07/03/2001

ProCompletely original

ConsTakes a few listens to get used to

The self-titled album Blur is their fourth album and brings with it an amazing shift of style. Swopping floppy fringes for sophistication and Cockney accents for shouty normailty, this is Blur acheiving difference from anything that has ever been created before. Original guitars which offer...

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Excellent

“Blur is brilliant.”

published 28/12/2005

ProDifferent sound

Consplease..

In the 90s, and Oasis was making steady progress into the American charts, Blur was sort of left behind, with success mainly being within the UK. This album, was the album that was meant to change their fortunes in the US, and they changed their sound from the usual soulful/cheerful/happy-go...

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Excellent

“When pop grows up”

published 29/11/2007

ProShows the way after britpop

Consdefinatly not park life

This is for me blur at their very best. They have that wonderful cheeky poppy tonein this album but also have some much darker moments and become a bit more experiemental. More than the other albums, the biggest influence was Graham Coxon. He bought a much more lo-fi sound, which can also be...

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Parlophone, Food - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 02/06/2008, 10/02/1997 - 4988006800533, 724385556227

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