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Great Escape - Blur

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Food/Virgin, Food - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 01/09/1995, 09/1995 - 7243835...

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Excellent

“need i say more?!?”

published 20/09/2000

Prothe universal

Consnone

This album has been laid into retrospectively by the press, who saw it as the nadir and death-knell of the so-called 'Britpop' scene. What they have conveniently forgotten is the way it was praised to the rafters upon release, and rightly so. This contains many of the best songs they have ever...

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Excellent

ProImportant piece of music history, all songs are go...

ConsNone

This album was the big fight between Oasis and Blur - at the time, i remember it being my favourite album, and i listened to it non-stop - the songs are very clever, even if, looking back at it - it seemed like the band were taking the mick - "Ernold Same" - what is going on their? Country house...

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Good

“No escape from mediocrity”

published 09/05/2001

Pro"The Universal" as the best track.

ConsToo many low points.

Mmm, though it pains me to admit it being lovingly biased in the band Blur’s favour this album is certainly not a shining example of their 11 year musical career/back catalogue. Even the cover is naff! It features a holiday brochure style speedboat picture with the band on the back –...

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“No escape!”

published 06/09/2000

ProGreat songs

ConsA few poor tracks

At the time of this album's launch we had the Oasis vs Blur hype. Something that I never understood as they both sound completely different. But Blur had been dragged into a fight. Blur released an album of class, Oasis released more songs that could have been from their first album. Oasis won...

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Good

“The Great Decline”

published 17/06/2001

ProSongwriting still sparkles...

Cons...but self-indulgent and stale

Tellingly, in the July 2000 issue of Q, Graham Coxon of Blur rated "Country House" as the worst song Blur have ever recorded. Not that the song itself was bad, but it was given an overblown production which surgically removed whatever freshness the song may have had. The above is probably a good...

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Excellent

“Nice cover Beautiful Music”

published 24/02/2001

ProDamon Albarn, Guitar chords, The Universal

ConsYuko & Hiro

This album has received a lot of flack but it had a lot to live up too. Blur are one of the most instantly recognizable Brit bands of the nineties and one of the most popular as well. They have a great set-up; as well Damon Albarn is a great singer especially at the type of music Blur play. Alex...

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“Under Pressure!”

published 02/08/2006

Prosome great Great tracks

Conssome terrible tracks

This album summed up just how much pressure Oasis had put on Blur at this particular time. In my opinion Blur hadn`t finished this album but because of the war with Oasis and Oasis releasing Whats the Story? Blur had to release one of their own. Tracks such as fade away and it could be you were...

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Super

Pro Great singles, classic Britpop, excellent lyrics.

Cons Some songs sound the same, Ernold Same and Topman...

This album was largely overlooked when released due to the release of 'What's the Story Morning Glory' which of course went on to sell millions. Needless to say this album is a favourite with many Blur fans, myself included. The singles released from this album, the infamous 'Country House'. the...

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Satisfactory

ProCharmless man, The universal

ConsThe rest of the album

Quite how blur were ever seen to rival Oasis with music such as this must be a mystery to anyone of moderate intelligence. The Great Escape represents everything wrong with Britpop in its heyday. Initially a huge success the album now sounds tacky and generally naff. Anyone looking for a product...

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Excellent

ProSome Timeless Songs

ConsLength Of Songs

This definitely has some of Blur's best work on it, with both the serious and the experimental. Best Days, Charmless Man and The Universal are easily some of the best songs Blur have done to date. This was released in the height of the Blur/Oasis feud and stood up very well, with Country House...

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“Solid yet spectaucular”

published 26/06/2004

ProLots of great songs

ConsHard to think of any

In The Great Escape Blur achieved what many bands aim for but very few manage- an album with arguable no weak tracks while also containing original, uplifting and entertaining classics. The only album I have ever come across that compares is (What's the Story) Morning Glory? and that is praise of...

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Excellent

“there is no escape”

published 15/06/2000

ProHave a listen, better than most of the competition

ConsOasis had 'Morning glory'

Is it possible to write catchy songs which are actually good? Well maybe not in the last year or two as most catchy songs have been aimed at little kids or teenboppers but in 1995 Blur wrote an album which had almost everything. They had to write something good to keep up with Oasis and 'the...

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Excellent

“The greatest album ever”

published 01/05/2001

ProWide selection of great songs

ConsSounds a bit dated

Blur's history is rich and well reported but with the recent additions to the Blur repertoir of "13", "Blur" and most recently the "best of" album has overshadowed their most listenable (did I just make up a word?) album, The Great Escape. The album features a diverse selection of Blur greats...

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Excellent

“An Oasis in Britpop”

published 19/12/2000

Problur at a creative peak

Consnone

At the time this record was pounced on by the press as being somehow less than Parklife, and also less than Oasis. However listening to this 5 years later shows blur were at the peak of their powers when this was released. It countains the jaunty "Country House" which without the tacky video is a...

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Food/Virgin, Food - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 01/09/1995, 09/1995 - 724383523528

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