Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur

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Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur

Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: SBK Records, Food - Distributor: EMI Digital, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 10/05/1993, 05/1...

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Excellent

“Parklifes Older Brother”

published 10/10/2012

ProA great slice of Brit Pop at it's best

Cons"Resigned" should have been resigned to one of tho...

In 1994 Blur released what would be one of the defining albums in the Britpop era; "Parklife". I saw resemblances in the Britpop groups and Mod bands like The Jam, The Kinks and The Small Faces, mainly because they sang about things they knew about, they sang about the country they were from and...

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“Under Construction”

published 07/12/2006

ProTBA

ConsTBA

This review is being rewritten at the moment, and will reappear when I'm happy with it. I'm currently rewriting all of my old reviews to make them better and more in line with 'proper' reviews like you see on the liks of Pitchfork or Stylus, and naturally that's going to take a bit of work. Sorry...

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“"turn it up"”

published 28/08/2000

This is blur's second album, which most people won't have heard any songs off. 14 tracks and 59 minutes long, It includes the singles: For Tomorrow, Chemical World and Sunday Sunday. It was released in 1993. My favourites are probably: 'For Tomorrow' and 'Blue Jeans' although there aren't really...

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Excellent

“Englands Dreaming”

published 07/01/2001

ProTHE Brit-pop blueprint

Consin the shadow of Park Life

Forget all that hype surrounding "Park Life", every true Blur fan must surely know their best album is "Modern Life is Rubbish". The Blur story is a weird one, hits with their first 2 singles "She's So High" and "There's No Other Way", followed by the goddawful "Bang" then a complete flop, with...

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“Rather underrated”

published 09/11/2000

ProSome of the best Blur songs are on this album

ConsSome of the worst Blur songs are on this album

A bit of an inconsistent album, Modern Life Is Rubbish has some highly skippable moments, but some real overlooked gems as well. One of my favourite songs is here: For Tomorrow is trademark old Blur, with its melancholy brass and tale of 20th century boys and girls living in London. There are...

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Excellent

“An Excellent Early Album”

published 21/07/2000

ProGreat tunes

ConsDunno

The album before they got huge is very good indeed. There are some really beautiful songs on it - such as For Tomorrow - which has great lyrics. From this album, you could see the direction Blur were heading in their next two albums - Parklife + The Great Escape. They were inventing a new Genre...

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“Better than Parklife”

published 17/09/2000

ProTheir best album.

This is probably the best old-skool Blur (Small Faces, Kinks, Doc Martins, etc) album, being not as half-arsed as their debut Leisure, nor featuring as many grating Mockney-isms as its successor Parklife. It's always been my opinion that bands write some of their best stuff when they're at their...

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Good

“oh yes it is oh no it isn't”

published 20/02/2001

Prothe birth of britpop....

Cons... but you can see why parklife was the success

blur's 2nd album and a huge leap forward stylishly from the debut album "Modern Life is Rubbish" is the first in the "britpop trilogy" with parklife and the great escape still to come. As the 1st in the trilogy it's still very rough at the edges with Graham's choppy guitar damon's essex boy...

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“Not rubbish!”

published 05/09/2000

ProIt's blur! Lots of great songs

ConsProbably won't be able to find one like mine!

This has to be one of the best Blur albums. The first half of the album cannot be rivalled. There are a few songs that let the album down on the last part, most notably Turn It Up. I bought my copy of MLIR whilst in Canada so it contains 3 extra tracks. Popscene appears towards the end, and there...

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Super

ProSome Great Songs

ConsSome Weak Songa

After a relatively good first album, I was expecting good things from Blur on this album, I was slightly disappointed. Songs aren't nearly as endearing as on Leisure, but there are still some splatterings of the Blur we all know and love and some inspiring lyrics. Here's the playlist: 1. For...

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Excellent

“Starshaping”

published 10/01/2008

ProGreat album

ConsNothing

In 1993, Blur gave birth to their second album, after the mediocre Leisure and the excelent single Popscene, and that will help to create the style that made the band famous: and addictive set of ironic and catchy pop songs. I'm talking about Modern life is rubbish. This album is the first of the...

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“Not Rubbish At All”

published 17/06/2001

ProBetter than "Leisure"

ConsIn retrospect, feels like a practice run for ParkL...

After the so-so "Leisure" album, which showed only brief sparks of promise, came this MUCH more substantial offering... This was the first in the trilogy of Blur albums which explored Britishness in all its frolics and follies - the fashionable boredom of "For Tomorrow", the Great British Sunday...

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“The title says it all really”

published 07/03/2001

ProChemical World

ConsBoring

Modern Life Is Rubbish...quite. A second album from Blur, things just went downhill really. Decent songs are few and the rest just takes about a million listens to get used to. Not radio friendly and not necessarily sing-along-able like Parklife, this is quite boring. Although sounds are new...

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Excellent

“simply sublime!!”

published 20/09/2000

Profor tomorrow

Consnone

Now 7 years old, this is Blur's second album, and was, at the time, criminally ignored by the critics and the record buying public alike. At the time, Blur were not really very successful, and were being eclipsed by the grunge revolution of America. This is their awfully British fightback, and...

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Super

“modern life us issue”

published 20/09/2000

Prodifferent to the brit version

Consnone

There is one good reason why you should buy this album instead of the English version - it includes 'Popscene' which was a single that was not included on any of the albums, except this US issue of Modern Life Is Rubbish. Otherwise it is almost the same as the UK Issue but you have to get this...

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: SBK Records, Food - Distributor: EMI Digital, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 10/05/1993, 05/1993 - 77778944225

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