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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by 101reykjavik » 14 Apr 2015, 11:47

All awesome of course, but I'd take Caramel over Tender and Battle too. Caramel is brilliant!
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by JAIME » 14 Apr 2015, 12:53

Rubi wrote:I'm baffled that some fans don't even have a 10/10 in their ratings.
Well, you know...the "10/10 album" doesn't exist to me. For example, my all-time favourite album (Revolver, by The Beatles), it's 9.9/10, only because it includes Yellow Submarine.
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Rubi » 14 Apr 2015, 13:55

JAIME wrote:
Rubi wrote:I'm baffled that some fans don't even have a 10/10 in their ratings.
Well, you know...the "10/10 album" doesn't exist to me. For example, my all-time favourite album (Revolver, by The Beatles), it's 9.9/10, only because it includes Yellow Submarine.
That's something I'll never understand, people being so stingy and fanatic about ratings. It's just a number. If you love the album, there shouldn't be any doubts. But to each their own, I guess.

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Daysleeper » 14 Apr 2015, 14:01

Rubi wrote:
JAIME wrote:
Rubi wrote:I'm baffled that some fans don't even have a 10/10 in their ratings.
Well, you know...the "10/10 album" doesn't exist to me. For example, my all-time favourite album (Revolver, by The Beatles), it's 9.9/10, only because it includes Yellow Submarine.
That's something I'll never understand, people being so stingy and fanatic about ratings. It's just a number. If you love the album, there shouldn't be any doubts. But to each their own, I guess.
I don't see it as being stingy, just objective.

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by elasticaman » 14 Apr 2015, 14:30

L - 7
MLIR - 7
P - 7
TGE - 4
B - 9.5
13 - 9.5
TT - 8
TMW - 4

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by elasticaman » 14 Apr 2015, 14:34

TripleJay97 wrote:Can you see a flaw in 13?
trailerpark doesnt fit, & tender is too long

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Mark72 » 14 Apr 2015, 16:40

Lesuire 7/10
Modern life 10/10
Parklife 8/10
TGE 7/10
Blur 9/10
13 10/10
TT 6/10
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by dougharrison » 14 Apr 2015, 16:53

TripleJay97 wrote:Can you see a flaw in 13?
Optigan 1. Not really a flaw as such, but an instrumental, in an album full of mini-instrumentals, that doesn't really go anywhere, or say or do anything, making it feel bloated in comparison to other intros/outros. Compared to say Commercial Break or Intermission, which really underpinned MLIR, Optigan 1 doesn't add anything to the listening experience. Would be interested to hear any point of view that says the last 2 minutes (of 2m30) is of any significance.

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by UnderThePuritan » 14 Apr 2015, 17:06

I think Optigan 1 represents the essence of the album - it's riddled with sadness but there's a hint of hopefulness that the worst is over and a weights been lifted - particularly after the triple hit of Caramel, Trimm Trabb and No Distance Left To Run. That's my take anyway!
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Sledge Hammer » 14 Apr 2015, 17:11

TripleJay97 wrote:Can you see a flaw in 13?
Yup Tender is overlong as others have said, Trailerpark is poor, Battle and Caramel both meander for me (I know a lot love them), and Orbit's self indulgent production spoils things like B.L.U.R.E.M.I. and Optigan 1 is pretty much a waste of time...there you go but then again it's one of my least fave Blur album's but I still think it's great of course! :D
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Daysleeper » 14 Apr 2015, 17:12

I really like Optigan 1. I think it is a good closure to 13 after all the noise and then the heartbreak of No distance left to run.

I think it is a very dreamy, hazy and relaxing song.

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by AdvertBreak » 14 Apr 2015, 17:12

Rubi wrote:
Daysleeper wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:Can you see a flaw in 13?
Yeah, I don't like Tender and I don't think it fits on the album.

I gave the album a 9.5.

If Beetlebum was the opener it would have been a 10!
I agree that it doesn't fit the album, but you don't like it? Come on, how can someone not like Tender???
Ned Raggett hates Tender :cry: *cries*

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by Sledge Hammer » 14 Apr 2015, 17:13

Leisure - 7/10
Modern Life Is Rubbish - 10/10
Parklife - 9/10
The Great Escape - 9/10
Blur - 10/10
13 - 8/10
Think Tank - 7/10
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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by dougharrison » 14 Apr 2015, 17:16

Daysleeper wrote:I really like Optigan 1. I think it is a good closure to 13 after all the noise and then the heartbreak of No distance left to run.

I think it is a very dreamy, hazy and relaxing song.
Different strokes for different folks I guess, I don't think the balance it brings suits the album, not a terrible piece of music, just out of place, 13's Turn It Up

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Re: Your Blur Album Ratings

Post by AdvertBreak » 14 Apr 2015, 17:18

I can't see it that way. If 13 was a film, Trimm Trabb would be the main event that finishes the plot, NDLTR the aftermath and ending, and Optigan 1 the credits music. The atmosphere that NDLTR leaves is beautifully extended by Optigan 1 to close the album on a distant yet happy sounding, whimsical tone, even if the the track's mood is hard to pin down.

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