Blur

Blur - Blur
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Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #36 / 70
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Based on 196 ratings
1997 Ratings: #39
February 10, 1997 / Release Date
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KIDWITHGUNs
87
Amazing

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
TheBravesDH
97
What a wild change of pace. The surest sign Britpop was over was when the flagship band started doing an somewhat experimental alternative rock. Honestly, this is probably their least cohesive album, but it is an astonishing collection of songs. Finally got their stateside breakthrough, but how many Americans bought this album only to be disappointed that it wasn't all just "woo hoo" jams?

Beetlebum. What you done? She's a guuuuuuuuunn
Supertartory
100
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
eliiiiiiii
90
This record is one of my biggest inspirations and references on music ever. Blur made a very brave move with this album, the 90's were ending, the britpop was dying, many other contemporaries that were part of the movement, started to loose attention, they started repeating themselves in order to grasp some sales and most of them failing in the attempt. But Blur did something radically different that made them transcend the whole britpop thing and their old boyband personas; they pulled out a ... read more
PipePanic
85
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
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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
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