Parklife

Blur - Parklife
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Based on 5 reviews
1994 Ratings: #51 / 368
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Based on 310 ratings
1994 Ratings: #21
April 25, 1994 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

By tying the past and the present together, Blur articulated the mid-'90s Zeitgeist and produced an epoch-defining record.

90
NME
So often cast aside as a joke, a band who would turn up for the opening of a door if the invite included a free can of Heineken, blur have made what will undoubtedly be seen as the greatest pop album of 1994.
70
Sputnikmusic

While this is an album that it probably helps to be British to understand fully, it can easily be appreciated by any music fan, and particularly fans of this genre.

ElectricMess
66
This is my first full exposure to Blur, and unfortunately, I'm not all that impressed. Maybe brit-pop isn't my thing, but for every moment that I dig, it feels like there's something that annoys me at another point. There are a few cuts that I thought were cool and/or fun, but the aggressively British delivery and lyrics get grating, which leads me to question what I'm missing out on. I hope that whatever I listen to next from Blur will help me "get" them, as it's happened with other ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
94
POWERHOUSE

Too many catchy tunes to count. EVERY. SINGLE. TRACK stand out from one another. This album's attitude and glowing, buoyant spirit is unbelievably contagious. I swear I could listen to this all day.

Best: Girls & Boys, Tracy Jacks, End of a Century, Parklife, Bank Holiday, Badhead, The Debt Collector, Far Out, To The End, London Loves, Trouble In The Message Centre, Clover Over Dover, Magic America, Jubilee, This Is A Low

Weakest: Lot 105
ThrowBackG
78
I mean...its one of the best in the genre...but Brit-Pop just annoys me personally and despite its glimpses of shimmering light the brit pop tropes are still very present at times and its....sigh.....Parklife is a fantastic song though!
PipePanic
95
It's Blur's biggest and best splashes into the minds of London-livers everywhere, with a concept so uniquely British that it almost needs to be heard to be fully experienced. It's a great album that is one of Blur's best.

Favorite Jams: This Is A Low, Girls and Boys, Bank Holiday

Lest Favorite: The Debt Collector
Aoaystheory
100
Brit Pop at it's finest
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Track List

  1. Girls & Boys 
  2. Tracy Jacks 
  3. End Of A Century 
  4. Parklife 
  5. Bank Holiday 
  6. Badhead 
  7. The Debt Collector 
  8. Far Out 
  9. To The End 
  10. London Loves 
  11. Trouble In The Message Centre 
  12. Clover Over Dover 
  13. Magic America 
  14. Jubilee 
  15. This Is A Low 
  16. Lot 105
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