Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

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Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by dougharrison » 20 Jul 2020, 22:11

bushmonkey wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 13:04
Not for me.


Think Tank for me is their worst album. I find it almost unlistenable apart from Out of Time.
It's got bits I love - On the Way to the Club, Me White Noise, OOT, Good Song, Battery in Your Leg (i love Gene by Gene too but thats a small minority).

Plenty I'll skip too, Morroccan..., Brothers and Sisters, Crazy Beat etc.

Think It's about 70% favourable to my ears though, which leaves it a way down the Blur album list, but from most other bands would be a damn good record

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Rubi » 20 Jul 2020, 22:18

When you read people calling 13 and Think Tank the worst Blur albums.

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by TripleJay97 » 21 Jul 2020, 04:00

Rubi wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 22:18
When you read people calling 13 and Think Tank the worst Blur albums.

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:lol: :lol: preach!
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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 21 Jul 2020, 06:08

Re: Leisure - if you came to Blur retrospectively, you would probably be less keen on 'Leisure'. If you were there at the time, you might view it differently.

It was the album that first brought Blur to attention, and gained its initial fans at a time when indie wasn't accepted into the mainstream.

Several of the songs took you somewhere (e.g. Bang!, Repetition, Bad Day, Sing, There's No Other Way, Birthday) - they were right for the time, when the shoegaze sound was normal.

From this low-key start, it was fascinating to see what the wider Blur-family became.
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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Rubi » 21 Jul 2020, 19:43

I think Bang is the most underrated Blur song ever. That, or Music Is My Radar.

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by dougharrison » 21 Jul 2020, 21:24

Rubi wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:43
I think Bang is the most underrated Blur song ever. That, or Music Is My Radar.
Fools Day for my money, an understated classic that's largely forgotten

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by stephen » 22 Jul 2020, 08:06

dougharrison wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 21:24
Rubi wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:43
I think Bang is the most underrated Blur song ever. That, or Music Is My Radar.
Fools Day for my money, an understated classic that's largely forgotten
I really like Fools Day, no idea why it's not on spotify.

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by dougharrison » 22 Jul 2020, 13:22

stephen wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 08:06


I really like Fools Day, no idea why it's not on spotify.
Guessing originally because it was for RSD, then largely forgotten about afterwards by the public in general

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by stephen » 22 Jul 2020, 14:26

dougharrison wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 13:22
stephen wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 08:06


I really like Fools Day, no idea why it's not on spotify.
Guessing originally because it was for RSD, then largely forgotten about afterwards by the public in general
It's a shame, would definitely get more attention it was more widely available

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by aldamasta » 22 Jul 2020, 22:02

Rubi wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:43
I think Bang is the most underrated Blur song ever. That, or Music Is My Radar.
Agreed completely! Love Bang. Perhaps my favorite song on Leisure.

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Mark87uk » 23 Jul 2020, 17:24

Love MIMR, never understood how black book was considered as the single for the best of release

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Pavlich » 30 Jul 2020, 10:24

Fool's Day and Westway are the two best songs since Coxon originally left (Out of Time might push em, Ambulance, Ghost Ship maybe too) and the perfect template for an album that would've been much more perfect than The Magic Whip.

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by stephen » 30 Jul 2020, 11:42

Mark87uk wrote:
23 Jul 2020, 17:24
Love MIMR, never understood how black book was considered as the single for the best of release
i may miss the point here massively but it has a kind of tender version 2 feel to it, maybe that's what they thought they were going for

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by Mark87uk » 30 Jul 2020, 16:45

I hate to open myself up to a massive backlash, but im not keen on tender either, good for a singalong, but never a lead single and very un 'blur' god im probably very wrong, and its not shit but it doesnt sit right on 13 in my opinion

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Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Post by bushmonkey » 30 Jul 2020, 17:40

I never understood Tender properly until I witnessed this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB8_8tsmg2Y

The most magical moment of any performance I've witnessed. Still brings me goosebumps just thinking about it!

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity- ... ars-790169
On the slow boat to Lantau through misty seas...

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