Modern Life Is Rubbish

Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1993 Ratings: #119 / 370
User Score
Based on 216 ratings
1993 Ratings: #54
Liked by 8 people
May 10, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Food, SBK / Label
Britpop / Genres
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Even with its flaws, it's a record of considerable vision and excitement.

Modern Life remains a finely observed, tartly disillusioned snapshot of post-Thatcher Britain, buoyed by exquisite pop hooks.

Underrated af
Modern Life is Rubbish does a strong job of building upon what was done previously on Leisure, but instead of remaining in the already tread upon alternative rock realm, Blur shifts their focus to a much hookier and admittedly fun direction.

Much of the shift actually comes from the vocal delivery from Damon Albarn, who pretty quickly utilizes a sillier but slick vocal style that brings a load of energy into these tracks. Where he may have sounded a little flat in terms of energy previously, ... read more
Alright, this is where Blur starts to get good. This is when the settle into the Britpop sound they're known for. It's a solid entry that i with some of Blur's best material in the first half of their career. It would be a pretty consistent record if the last three tracks weren't so lackluster. That weighs it down a bit, but excluding those, it's good. It'll just be a bit "in one ear out the other."
I love the cover

They went to a catchier sound, more brighter, with more repetitives beats and melodies but certanly with more fun songs. The sad ones were very good as well and succeeded to create levels during the songs, without leaving everything on one note.

Damon's vocals fit much more with the instrumental on this record too, much better.

Fav Tracks: For Tomorrow, Advert, Intermission, Sunday Sunday, Villa Rosie
Least Fav: Actually none
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Track List

  1. For Tomorrow 
  2. Advert 
  3. Colin Zeal 
  4. Pressure On Julian 
  5. Star Shaped 
  6. Blue Jeans 
  7. Chemical World 
  8. Intermission 
  9. Sunday Sunday 
  10. Oily Water 
  11. Miss America 
  12. Villa Rosie 
  13. Coping 
  14. Turn It Up 
  15. Pop Scene 
  16. Resigned 
  17. Commercial Break
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Added on: July 30, 2012