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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: SBK Records, Food - Distributor: EMI Digital, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 25/04/1994, 04/1...

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“Live Forever”

published 28/10/2011

Pro"This is a Low", one of the all-time great Britpop...

ConsNot an unbroken chain of perfection, "geezer" feel...

Fade In-Out The Britpop era, which might be considered the five years from the release of Suede's self-titled effort in 1992 to the appearance of Oasis's overblown Be Here Now in 1997, was perhaps my personal favourite. (I'm not old enough to have been around in the Sixties, alas and alack.)...

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Excellent

ProAmusing album with real depth - classic Britpop

ConsA few experimental filler tracks

I personally find it impossible to think about the band Blur without a smile uncontrollably making its way onto my face. Their effervescent and sometimes downright silly charm made them masters during the Britpop era where they turned out many anthemic sing-a-long tunes full of fun and energy...

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Excellent

Pro16 tracks with lots of hidden gems

ConsNone at all I think

Parklife is the 3rd studio album by the English alternate rock band Blur who consisted of Damon Albarn on lead & backing vocals, keyboards, machine strings, harpsicord on "Clover Over Dover", melodica, vibraphone & recorder, Graham Coxon on backing vocals, guitar, clarinet, saxophone & percussion...

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“And Brit Pop was born.....”

published 13/07/2000

ProBritish guitar music was back on the map

Consabsolutely nuffink

The early 1990's saw Seattle's Grunge scene pretty much take over the world. The Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and Inspiral Carpets had died a death and Nirvana and Pearl Jam amongst others took lined up to take the pocket money of British youths. Something had to reverse the trend - up stepped four...

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“Park - Loiyfe”

published 11/07/2001

Protoo many, it's sublime from start to finish

ConsNONE

Blur consist of singer/songwriter Damon Albarn, drummer Dave Rowntree, Alex James on Bass and Graham Coxon on guitar. At the time of release critics reagrded it as the most diverse collection of pop songs on one original album since The Beatles 'Sergeant Pepper's'. Maybe this is slightly over the...

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Excellent

ProGreat songs

ConsBit too chirpy

At last, all the potential that Blur had shown on late night sessions with Steve Lamacq, Annie Nightingale and John Peel finally crystallised into something more solid and they pulled off what they had always promised to achieve, a solid, classic album with nary a weak link, literally dripping...

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“All the people...”

published 25/04/2001

ProFantastic collection of songs

ConsNone

I expect everybody knows or knows about this album by now but I couldn't resist having my say on what is truly a classic album by one of my all time favourite bands. "ParkLife" was released in 1994 featuring the greyhound racing cover (a soft spot for the band, Damon in particular). It features...

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“Excitement in the Park!”

published 03/08/2006

ProExcellent album which did infact put Blur back on ...

ConsCouple of poor tracks!

This is the album responsible for Blurs comeback. After there unimpressive Modern Life is Unimpressive, Blur never really made an effort until 94 when Parklife appeared on the shelves. It would have been the best album of the time only for Oasis..Definitely Maybe but to be second best to that...

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“Britpop classic”

published 06/09/2000

ProLots of great tracks

ConsThey get stuck in your head

This was the first Blur album that I bought, and was a favourite of mine for a long time. This was one of the albums that really brought the UK music scene to many peoples attention - then they called it Britpop! There's not a bad song on the album, and there are 15 or 16 songs in total. The...

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“Masters of the universe”

published 02/03/2001

ProBrilliant songs, very high standard and very consi...

ConsNope

Parklife was the release that REALLY did it for Blur and got them full in the face of the record buying public. Its twin single smashes, Girls and Boys and the title track, are Brit pop marvels and the cheeky chappy cockney ranting of Phil Daniels keep just far enough this side of naff to make...

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“"all the people...."”

published 28/08/2000

This is probably the first blur album most people will have heard songs from as this is the album that got them noticed by the general population. 16 tracks and about 53 minutes long it includes the singles: Girls and Boys, Parklife, End of a Century and To The End. Released in 1994, this came...

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“Jolly Good Show”

published 07/03/2001

ProParklife!

Consnone

I like this! This is one of Blurs poppier albums and can be recommended to those who remember classics such as Parklife(ooh i can't help myself...'AAALLL THE PEOPLE, SOOO MANY PEOPLE...' ahem where was I?)and also the summer inducing, party tune Girls And Boys. Every time you try to get the...

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“A definitive guide...”

published 29/06/2000

Modern Life is Rubbish established Blur as the heirs to the archly British pop of the Kinks, Small Faces and the Jam, but its follow-up Parklife revealed the depth of that transformation, as well as the band's own identity. Relying more heavily on Ray Davies' seriocomic social commentary, as well...

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Excellent

“Overexposed but wonderful”

published 17/06/2001

ProEvery track a polished gem

ConsIts association with BritPop is an albatross round...

This album has been so overexposed and overhyped in the years since its release, that it's easy to underrate it. However, now that the horrors and media feeding frenzy of Britpop have died down, the simple truth remains that "Parklife" is a GREAT album - one of the true milestones of British Pop...

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Excellent

ProThe strength and cohesion of tracks on the album.

ConsRuns a little long in terms of tracks.

Parklife, like the vast majority of British rock albums of the 90s, was passed up in the United States upon its release in 1994: despite its massive critical and cultural success in the UK, and despite its incredible collection of songs. Wringing British rock for all it was worth-the Beatles...

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Brit Pop - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: SBK Records, Food - Distributor: EMI Digital, EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics - Released: 25/04/1994, 04/1994 - 724382919421

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