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 MsMagicAmerica » 31 May 2017, 10:25

For me it's always gonna be Parklife because that's the album that got me into Blur in the first place. After that it's 13

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by MannMedic » 31 May 2017, 14:04

Rubi wrote:It's always a struggle between the self-titled and Parklife for me. I was gonna say the self-titled now, but then I realized two years ago I had voted for Parklife.
Same for me, the self-titled has so many great tracks, but I can't get enough of how diverse and flavorful Parklife is. I love every song on both albums, but I have to hand it to Parklife, because of the variety, and it has To The End on it (my favorite Blur song).
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 31 May 2017, 14:15

For me it's always been a constant struggle between "13" and "Blur"..... However, "TMW" gradually is emerging as my all-time favorite and might eclipse the others over time. The next 5 years worth of listens would dictate that.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by 101reykjavik » 01 Jun 2017, 16:30

It's still always between 13 and MLIR for me. TMW is vying with TT and Leisure in the bottom half of the table.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by northernmonkey » 01 Jun 2017, 18:11

As time passes I find it more and more difficult to choose the top slot for my favourite Blur album, but it would be between Parklife, MDLIR, 13 & TMW. The problem is that they all bring something completely different to the table from each other and they are all in my opinion complete albums in their own right. The great songs exist on the other albums, but not as consistent. You have say 'self titled' with great songs like Beetlebum, Song 2, Strange News & Look Inside America, but I tend to skip a big chunk of the rest of the album, not so with the likes of 13 for example, and more recently with TMW, I can happily listen to it in its entirety.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by tom_cas1 » 03 Jun 2017, 01:20

I've re-done the poll to include The Magic Whip.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Mark72 » 08 Jun 2017, 18:35

My heart will always be with MLIR after first seeing them live at Reading festival back in '93. Bought the album when I got back and It Really was and still is a great angry British record that really stood out to what was going on at the time(Grunge,Suede). And that hit a cord with a 22 year old me that I became a Fan from that day to this day!...I'm 45 now and listen to it at least 4 times a year and it brings back memories of My Younger years and growing up during the '90s

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1 MLIR
2 13
3 ST
4 Parklife
5 The Magic Whip
6 The Great Eascape
7 Leisure
8 Think Tank
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by bugman » 08 Jun 2017, 19:03

1. 13 (forever, yes im boring :P)
2. blur
3. the magic whip
4. think tank
5. modern
6. parklife
7. TGE
8. leisure

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by DK42 » 14 Jun 2017, 18:31

Well, well, well, I think 13 is gonna my pick. It's predictable perhaps, but I just genuinely love the musical and emotional terrain that album explores. I had heard Song 2 before, like many Americans, it was their big breakout hit here. But I think Coffee & TV was what made me fall in love with them, thanks to Cruel Intentions. It's loaded with songs I continue to listen to, most notably Tender, Bugman, Coffee & TV, Swamp Song, Battle, Caramel, Trimm Trabb, & No Distance Let to Run.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 20 Jun 2017, 03:59

Mark72 wrote:My heart will always be with MLIR after first seeing them live at Reading festival back in '93. Bought the album when I got back and It Really was and still is a great angry British record that really stood out to what was going on at the time(Grunge,Suede). And that hit a cord with a 22 year old me that I became a Fan from that day to this day!....
I like MLIR for similar reasons. It was a bit quirky, and a breath of fresh air, amongst what was going on at the time. When indie fans often had to look to such as Carter USM, Crowded House or Shakespeare's Sister for musical excitement :roll: :D
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by 101reykjavik » 20 Jun 2017, 22:20

My list:

1. 13
2. MLIR (first two pretty interchangable though, I even voted for MLIR in the poll for example to even it up a bit!)
3. S/T
4. Parklife
5. The Great Escape
6. The Magic Whip
7. Think Tank
8. Leisure
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by billyhunt » 25 Jul 2017, 17:45

1, Blur
2, 13
3, Parklife
4, MLIR
5, TGE
6, Leisure
7, Think Tank
8, The Magic Whip

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by sara-m-a » 26 Jul 2017, 22:31

Hard to put them in order, I like all for different reasons, except for leisure... that I don't really listen that much other than sing and there's no other way... I actuallu think that leisure b-sides are better than most tracks in the album :?
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 27 Jul 2017, 01:41

sara-m-a wrote:Hard to put them in order, I like all for different reasons, except for leisure... that I don't really listen that much other than sing and there's no other way... I actuallu think that leisure b-sides are better than most tracks in the album :?
I feel the exact same about Leisure except I also like Bang. I can't get through the rest of the album though

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by northernmonkey » 27 Jul 2017, 09:42

billyhunt wrote:1, Blur
2, 13
3, Parklife
4, MLIR
5, TGE
6, Leisure
7, Think Tank
8, The Magic Whip
How anyone could put Think Tank over TMW is beyond me, yes it has stand out tracks such as Ambulance, Out of Time, Battery & Caravan, but it also has Gene by Gene, Crazy Beat, MPRBC and Jets!! TMW may not have the singles of say Parklife or TGE but it has consistent quality running through it and compared to much of Think Tank it actually sounds like Blur, with that Graham essence.

Don't get me wrong, I do like Think Tank but don't think it holds together quality wise when listening from start to finish.

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