"BLUR" Album turns 18 years

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"BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by JAIME » 10 Feb 2015, 12:58

One of my 3 favourite Blur albums turns 18 years today: BLUR. 8-) (February 10, 1997).
My favourite songs were always Beetlebum, Country Sad Ballad Man, Theme from Retro, You're so Great, Chinese Bombs, Look inside America, Strange News from another Star, Movin' on and Essex dogs.
This was the 1rst CD that I bought (Before that I only had Blur cassettes).

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Thoughts, memories, comments about this great album?

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Post by MrMagpie » 10 Feb 2015, 14:15

My favorite Blur album and the one that sealed the deal for my becoming a fan. I remember hearing this on the radio around the time it came out when I was finishing high school/starting college. Can't believe it was 18 years ago, I can't believe that time has flown by so fast! I turn 35 on Friday which makes me feel even older about it! :lol:
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by stephen » 10 Feb 2015, 14:55

18 years :shock:

That makes me feel old :(

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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by Indiana » 10 Feb 2015, 15:49

stephen wrote:18 years :shock:

That makes me feel old :(
Meh, you are as old as you feel, age doesn't usually bother me, but then again I'm not that old, which is probably why!

I distinctly remember seeing the Own Your Own video on MTV and thinking what a silly hat Damon was wearing haha, and his attempt at break dancing at the end always makes me chuckle.

I love the weird guitar effects on that song, and I remember thinking that nobody sounded like that at the time.
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by TripleJay97 » 10 Feb 2015, 15:55

I turn 18 in a couple months! This album is basically my childhood, my mother was obsessed and I grew to be!

Songs like Country Sad Ballad Man and Strange News From Another Star revealed Damon's depth as a songwriter, but On Your Own and Song 2 showed that he could still write catchy pop hooks as well. It's a great critic-pleaser.
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by bugman » 10 Feb 2015, 16:24

18 years.... but still amazing record. a lot of bands in this century, only can dream to make a record, like this

fav song: (is this album really have a bad track?i mean really really bad?NOOOOOOO)
1. BEETLEBUM ( i said in 1000 times, imho this is the best blur track )
2. Country sad (im so sad, that they didn't play it on come back tours)
3. Death of a party
4. Strange News
5. Essex dogs (what a lyrics!)

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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by Liese » 10 Feb 2015, 17:43

I remember getting this after school when it came out, being 13 years old at the time... Musically, this was the album that turned me from a teenager into a mature music lover, even tough it took me a few days to have it grow on me. 18 years, crikey...
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by Mark72 » 10 Feb 2015, 17:54

I remember buying this on the day and playing it all week and loved it, it's my third favorite blur album. So many great tracks on it. also the sign of things to come with Graham's "you're so great". Went to the gig at Wembley arena too right at the front Great memories. 18 years!...time flies! I was 24 and also remember I started my new job and I'm still there 19 years later!
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by beatfloh » 10 Feb 2015, 20:48

after having bought lots of records in the 80ies this was sadly the time when I didn't listen to any music, not sure what was wrong at that time, anyway, along with MLIR my absolute favourite, completely agree with bugman, not any weak song

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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by 101reykjavik » 10 Feb 2015, 22:09

I bought it on cassette initially when it was released. The fact I could play music on my car stereo was all that mattered at the time (a little gold 1984 Mini).

The album came out when I was working on my final year project at university. I remember listening to it round and round on my Walkman, hunched over various bits of my artwork. Wow - 18 years ago...
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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 11 Feb 2015, 09:24

'On Your Own' was reminiscent of David Essex or Cockney Rebel. An overlooked single.
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Post by JordanPowers » 11 Feb 2015, 11:10

Mallard No. 22 wrote:'On Your Own' was reminiscent of David Essex or Cockney Rebel. An overlooked single.
Damon said before that he thought it was pretty much the first Gorillaz song.
TripleJay97 wrote:
Westway wrote:this should be in the blur section
You should be off the Blur forum

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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by jamoore1996 » 11 Feb 2015, 11:15

Probably my third favourite album behind 13 and Parklife, but I've always thought that Blur had the best singles of all the albums. Beetlebum, Song 2, M.O.R. and On Your Own were all great tracks.

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Post by stephen » 11 Feb 2015, 11:22

JordanPowers wrote:
Mallard No. 22 wrote:'On Your Own' was reminiscent of David Essex or Cockney Rebel. An overlooked single.
Damon said before that he thought it was pretty much the first Gorillaz song.
Now I think about it it does seem abit Gorillazy.

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Re: "BLUR" Album turns 18 years

Post by jamoore1996 » 11 Feb 2015, 11:26

As well as the singles I also like Movin' On and Look Inside America, great album

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