- Summary: This 18-track compilation contains most of the UK band's biggest hits, as well as one new track ("Music Is My Radar"). The only noticeable omissions seem to be "Popscene," "Chemical World," and "Sunday Sunday."
- Record Label: Virgin
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Greatest Hits
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|Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo! Wooooo hoooo! I got my head checked By a jumbo jet It wasn't easy but nothing i-is No Wooooo...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 9 out of 9
Mixed: 0 out of 9
Negative: 0 out of 9
The only complaints involve omissions. Four of five singles between '92 and '94 (among them the minor American hit, "Bang") aren't here, which bypasses the band's crucial early development and leaves only one song from Modern Life, the punchy "For Tomorrow." On the other hand, the disc could easily have shed at least one of its five offerings from Parklife -- most noticeably the title track.
And "dazzling" isn't really hyperbole -- based on these 18 songs, Blur isn't just the best pop band of the '90s, with greater range and depth than their peers, they rank among the best pop bands of all time. The Best of Blur illustrates that, even as it misses some of their best moments -- omissions that prevent it from being the flat-out classic it should be. Even so, it's pretty damn terrific, particularly for the unconverted.
Positive: 21 out of 21
Mixed: 0 out of 21
Negative: 0 out of 21
Sep 5, 2014The album title is great, because in fact, this is the best of Blur. Here you have everything you need to start with Blur, the best band ofThe album title is great, because in fact, this is the best of Blur. Here you have everything you need to start with Blur, the best band of the 90's. So, if you don't want the individual albums just pick this one.… Expand
CrystaldivaV.VNov 14, 2005Amazing album... from a really uniqute band.. very creative.. and Damon's voice is just so great!!..
WarrenC.Nov 19, 2001Blur is the most diverse and brilliant band of the Britpop era and beyond. Pop is the domain of beautiful intellectuals.
Apr 26, 2015This album features some great hits and is an excellent introduction to the bands impressive legacy in the britpop scene. Concluding with aThis album features some great hits and is an excellent introduction to the bands impressive legacy in the britpop scene. Concluding with a live concert bit at the end makes this well worth money.… Expand
Dec 14, 2014'So give me coffee and TV.'
Absolute crackerjack album from the 90's rockers. Glued together by an incredible bass performance by Alex James'So give me coffee and TV.'
Absolute crackerjack album from the 90's rockers. Glued together by an incredible bass performance by Alex James and some startling lyrics by the frontman, Blur captured the imagination during their golden nineties era and this album highlights their best work.
The song organisation is excellent while the underlying themes in their songs: country vs. city life, failed romance, the rat race as well as the dynamic interplay between rock music and social interactions ensure this band occupies a place in the pantheon of Brit Rock greats.
While this best of album can't be faulted for the selection-it is unfortunate that Blur themselves perhaps did not fill their potential as a band in terms of longevity. I personally would've liked them to have been a little more experimental a la Radiohead, and thankfully the front man's efforts for the follow up band The Gorillaz has partially atoned for this. I was also devastated on missing out on seeing them at BDO 2014.
Great band, fine album. Worth the money if you're not obsessed with them but would like a sample of Britrock at its finest.… Expand
DavidG.May 22, 2001A good CD of a group known but too few people.
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