Favourite Blur album

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Favourite Blur album?

Leisure
2
9%
Modern Life Is Rubbish
4
18%
Parklife
3
14%
The Great Escape
0
No votes
Blur
4
18%
13
7
32%
Think Tank
1
5%
The Magic Whip
1
5%
 
Total votes: 22

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Rubi » 24 Feb 2015, 06:43

Very surprised Parklife has gathered only 4 votes, considering it's the pinnacle of the band's commercial and critical success.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Forever Low Man » 25 Feb 2015, 14:57

13 has 13 votes.


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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by HydeParklife » 25 Feb 2015, 21:06

Think Tank
The Great Escape
13
Parklife
Blur
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Leisure

I still love Think Tank, although as I remember someone pointing out on the old forum TT fans are usually people who got into Blur around that time, which would certainly be true for me, having only listened to The Best Of before that...

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 26 Feb 2015, 07:28

Rubi wrote:Very surprised Parklife has gathered only 4 votes, considering it's the pinnacle of the band's commercial and critical success.
Probably because it gets all the praise, therefore dimming its appeal to the ardent fan.

But it is the album that made Blur, and its impact at the time should not be forgotten.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by My Name Is Mud » 26 Feb 2015, 10:18

Self Titled for me. It's practically flawless. Second place is a threeway tie between MLIR, 13 and TGE.

Leisure does have some dodgy numbers on the second half too! Fool, High Cool, Wear Me Down and Come Together are all only okay or fairly shit in the case of Fool. I'll tell you what though, the 7" mix of High Cool on the 21 box set is a revelation! It's outstanding! Really should've gone with that version on Leisure.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Mark72 » 02 Mar 2015, 22:02

This made me smile
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by avengerthea » 03 Mar 2015, 12:42

Mark72 wrote:This made me smile
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Indeed informative. :)
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by thespider » 03 Mar 2015, 16:47

For me, the self titled. It's the only Blur album where I like every single track.

MLIR is a VERY close second but I nearly always skip Miss America and Turn It Up. Unless the b-sides were recorded later after the album was released, I don't understand why Miss America and Turn It Up are on the album rather than Into Another, Young & Lovely, Beachcome or Bone Bag
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by TripleJay97 » 03 Mar 2015, 16:54

thespider wrote:For me, the self titled. It's the only Blur album where I like every single track.

MLIR is a VERY close second but I nearly always skip Miss America and Turn It Up. Unless the b-sides were recorded later after the album was released, I don't understand why Miss America and Turn It Up are on the album rather than Into Another, Young & Lovely, Beachcome or Bone Bag
Because they were trying to market the album to American audiences, adding less British sounding songs to the tracklist. It didn't work.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Rubi » 03 Mar 2015, 18:30

Still haven't done this. Aside from the first three spots and the last one, the other three change depending on my mood. But here goes:

1. Parklife
2. Blur
3. 13
4. Modern Life Is Rubbish
5. Think Tank
6. The Great Escape
7. Leisure

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by munch » 04 Mar 2015, 08:41

1. The Great Escape
2. Parklife, MLIR, Think Tank, 13, Blur
3. Leisure
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by thespider » 04 Mar 2015, 16:49

Mark72 wrote:This made me smile
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What's the reference to Notting Hill about? Is that a Blur lyric?
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by TripleJay97 » 04 Mar 2015, 17:04

thespider wrote:
Mark72 wrote:This made me smile
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What's the reference to Notting Hill about? Is that a Blur lyric?
I didn't get it either, I thought it might have been a famous gig location or something, considering the Mile End addition.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by aldamasta » 04 Mar 2015, 18:08

Only thing I could guess is Damon lives in Notting Hill and I believe Studio 13 is there as well... hmm.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by 101reykjavik » 04 Mar 2015, 20:18

aldamasta wrote:Only thing I could guess is Damon lives in Notting Hill and I believe Studio 13 is there as well... hmm.
Perhaps they meant to put Primrose Hill. That would make a bit more sense.
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