Blur - Blur
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #31 / 80
User Score
Based on 452 ratings
1997 Ratings: #44
Liked by 28 people
February 10, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Food / Label
Stephen Street, Blur / Producer / Website
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We didn't deserve 90's britpop

It's kind of magical how the album transforms from this cheerful, bubbly tone into an oddly dark mood with quite possibly their most gloomy performance ever. Honestly some excellent jams across the board.

Best: Beetlebum, Song 2, Country Sad Ballad Man, On Your Own, You're So Great, Look Inside America, Strange News from Another Star, Movin' On, Essex Dogs

Weakest: Chinese Bombs
This is one of the more dark, brooding and angsty records Blur has ever made. And while it's dark and brooding, it doesn't mean it's ugly. It fact, it's quite pretty when it wants to be.

Favorite Jams: Chinese Bombs, M.O.R., Beetlebum

Lest Favorite: Theme From Retro
Beetlebum 9.6πŸ’š
Song 2 10.0πŸ’š
Country Sad Ballad Man 7.2πŸ’š
M.O.R. 8.6πŸ’š
On Your Own 8.4πŸ’š
Theme From Retro 6.2πŸ’š
You're So Great 7.9πŸ’š
Death Of A Party 7.4πŸ’š
Chinese Bombs 7.1πŸ’š
I'm Just A Killer For You Love 7.2πŸ’š
Look Inside America 8.2πŸ’š
Strange News From Another Star 9.0πŸ’š
Movin' On 8.4πŸ’š
Essex Dogs 6.1πŸ’š

Nota Final:79πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š(Bom)
This is by far, Blur's best work. In my eyes it's perfect, I adore every second of this record. While 13 is amazing, I just connect to this album a lot more than I do with 13. 13 is flawless, but this is perfectly flawless. Like with 13 I grew up with this album, the cover alone makes me feel so many emotions. Every song on here is perfectly made and crafted, and I adore it all. Blur made a masterpiece with 13, but a magnum opus with Blur.

Favourite Tracks: All of them
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Track List

  1. Beetlebum 
  2. Song 2 
  3. Country Sad Ballad Man 
  4. M.O.R. 
  5. On Your Own 
  6. Theme From Retro 
  7. You're So Great 
  8. Death Of A Party 
  9. Chinese Bombs 
  10. I'm Just A Killer For Your Love 
  11. Look Inside America 
  12. Strange News From Another Star 
  13. Movin' On 
  14. Essex Dogs 
  15. Dancehall 
  16. Interlude

Year End Lists

#31/Consequence of Sound
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Added on: July 30, 2012