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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's boring to point out omissions on hits compilations, especially when a collection is as generous as the 18-track The Best of Blur, but let's do it anyway. The Best of Blur largely bypasses the group's key album, Modern Life Is Rubbish, the record that invented Brit-pop, skewing in favor of the self-consciously "experimental" 13, which, for all of its attributes, wasn't a singles album. Plus, the group continues to punish the British record-buying public by not including the brilliant "Pop Scene" to beat a dead horse, the single that invented Brit-pop, since nobody bought it at the time. So, without "Pop Scene," "Chemical World," or "Sunday Sunday," a crucial...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's boring to point out omissions on hits compilations, especially when a collection is as generous as the 18-track The Best of Blur, but let's do it anyway. The Best of Blur largely bypasses the group's key album, Modern Life Is Rubbish, the record that invented Brit-pop, skewing in favor of the self-consciously "experimental" 13, which, for all of its attributes, wasn't a singles album. Plus, the group continues to punish the British record-buying public by not including the brilliant "Pop Scene" to beat a dead horse, the single that invented Brit-pop, since nobody bought it at the time. So, without "Pop Scene," "Chemical World," or "Sunday Sunday," a crucial chapter of Blur's history is missing from The Best of Blur -- the chapter where they essentially became Blur. It's to their immense credit that the album doesn't feel like it's missing anything, since these singles plus one album track are dazzling on their own. Of course, the trick is that the record isn't assembled chronologically. Instead, it flows like a set list, complete with the set closer "This Is a Low" followed by a two-song encore that ends with the new song the good, not great, "Music Is My Radar", which not only gives it a momentum of its own, but draws attention to the songs themselves. And "dazzling" isn't hyperbole -- based on these 18 songs, Blur aren'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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2000
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724352986828
  • Catalog Number: 529868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beetlebum (5:05)
  2. 2 Song 2 (2:02)
  3. 3 There's No Other Way (3:13)
  4. 4 The Universal (4:00)
  5. 5 Coffee and TV (5:18)
  6. 6 Parklife (3:07)
  7. 7 End of a Century (2:46)
  8. 8 No Distance Left to Run (3:26)
  9. 9 Tender (7:41)
  10. 10 Girls and Boys (4:18)
  11. 11 Charmless Man (3:33)
  12. 12 She's So High (3:49)
  13. 13 Country House (3:57)
  14. 14 To the End (3:51)
  15. 15 On Your Own (4:27)
  16. 16 This Is a Low (5:02)
  17. 17 For Tomorrow (6:02)
  18. 18 Music Is My Radar (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blur Primary Artist
London Community Gospel Choir Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
William Orbit Producer, Engineer
Steve Power Producer
Damon Albarn Composer
Stephen Hague Producer, Engineer
Steve Lovell Producer
Dave Rowntree Composer
Stephen Street Producer, Engineer
Damian leGassick Pro-Tools
Ben Hillier Producer
Sean Spuehler Pro-Tools
Jeremy Plumb Art Direction
Jason Cox Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Brilliant as usual

    It's a complete shame that Blur aren't more famous in the United States. They managed to simultaneously create the Britpop movement and transcend it, and if you're unfamiliar with their music, this is a pretty great place to start. This disc is compiled slightly strangely, with later tracks like 'Beetlebum' and 'Song 2' at the very beginning and earlier tracks like 'Country House' and 'Girls and Boys' nearer the end. It doesn't matter. Every song is brilliant in its own way, and also completely unique. Listening to the Beatles-evoking 'Charmless Man', with its supremely catchy "na-na-na-na-na-na-na" refrain, you wouldn't think it was written by the same band who created the gorgeous, complex melodies and melancholy tone of 'This is a Low'. But it is. And that's the beauty of Blur.

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