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 TripleJay97 » 12 Feb 2015, 21:56

Wow, so they are! The Kinks did a similar thing last year...
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Daysleeper » 12 Feb 2015, 22:39

13 for me, just love the atmosphere of it, fantastic headphone album, especially when out for a stroll at night!

My rankings:

13
The Great Escape
Modern life is rubbish
Blur
Parklife
Think tank
Leisure

God, I'd love one more album, Think tank wasn't the way to end it!

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by avengerthea » 15 Feb 2015, 13:18

Parklife has been my favorite Blur album... I love 'Girls and Boys', and 'To the End' so much.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by mr_spenalzo » 15 Feb 2015, 14:37

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

MLIR used to be my favourite and my introduction to the band, but it's been overtaken by the one that I've listened to the most and have the most memories of. I have difficulty thinking of Think Tank as a Blur album, and although there's some lovely songs on it I see it as one of Damon's less interesting side-projects... which I guess in a way Blur had become by 2003 anyhow.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Forever Low Man » 15 Feb 2015, 16:57

1.13
2. Leisure (I really like shoegaze)
3. MLIR
4. Think Tank
5. s/t
6. Parklife (the first half is pretty abysmal)
7. Great Escape (whole album is pretty abysmal)
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Miki » 15 Feb 2015, 23:57

1. Blur
2. Parklife
3. Modern Life is Rubbish
4. Think Tank
5. 13
6. Leisure
7. The Great Escape
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by anothermario » 16 Feb 2015, 10:41

Leisure's been my go-to happy album forever

love them equally but in terms of how frequently I play them right through:

Leisure
Modern Life is Rubbish
Parklife
The Great Escape
Blur
13
Think Tank
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by dparrott » 17 Feb 2015, 04:16

I'm the only one who voted for TGE. No surprise there, but two votes for Leisure over that??? Odd.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by dparrott » 17 Feb 2015, 04:19

anothermario wrote:Leisure's been my go-to happy album forever
Me too. Well, except for Birthday...

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LOL.

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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 17 Feb 2015, 07:58

I chose 'Leisure' because I remember its psychedelic innocence when it was released. It made a change from the standard chart fare of the time. It took you somewhere. Maybe this is why I like hearing it now.

It was very difficult to make a choice. I liked them all except for 'Think Tank' which I found disappointing at the time. The mid 90s trilogy are good, but perhaps overplayed (or at least, parts of them are) to the extent that their impact is lessened.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by avengerthea » 17 Feb 2015, 11:24

In other Blur compilation albums, my most favorite is "The Best Of". ^___^
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by metalhipslop » 17 Feb 2015, 22:52

thing about Leisure is a lot of the bsides of that are better.. that period and in between before mlir.. stuff like, into antother , badgeman brown, bone bag. uncle love ..alone is better than Leisure... :geek:
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by Miki » 18 Feb 2015, 01:40

I voted for Blur. And it's not surprising that it's my favourite (just) when TGE is my least favourite. Because, really, by 1997 I had it with the whole Britpop circus and Blur getting off the bandwagon was one of their best moves. It put them above all other bands from the time - especially a certain outfit from Manchester which I had initially liked as much as Blur - in my esteem. In some ways, although I loved them through Parklife, Blur not only sealed my fandom, but made it more meaningful. I think Damon called it the album that killed Britpop.
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by bugman » 18 Feb 2015, 11:03

metalhipslop wrote:thing about Leisure is a lot of the bsides of that are better.. that period and in between before mlir.. stuff like, into antother , badgeman brown, bone bag. uncle love ..alone is better than Leisure... :geek:
yes, those b-sides are fantastic, but they are from modern life era so few years later
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Re: Favourite Blur album

Post by JAIME » 18 Feb 2015, 13:38

JAIME wrote:The album Parklife was "love at the first sight" for me, definitely my favourite Blur album. I listen to it quite often.

Also, my favourite song -This is a Low- is on this album.
Ok, here's my list:

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