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The Best of Blur [Best of]

Blur Audio CD
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1. Beetlebum
2. Song 2
3. There's No Other Way
4. Universal
5. Coffee & TV
6. Parklife
7. End of a Century
8. No Distance Left to Run
9. Tender
10. Girls & Boys
11. Charmless Man
12. She's So High
13. Country House
14. To the End
15. On Your Own
16. This Is a Low
17. For Tomorrow
18. Music Is My Radar

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Scanning the track listing of this album, it's hard not to conclude that Blur aren't a little embarrassed by their early work. Opening with the chart one-two of "Beetlebum" and "Song 2" (from their eponymous 1997 watershed album) rather than the baggy groove of their debut single, "She's So High," it's apparent that they desire to accentuate their more recent efforts. Running order aside, it's hard to fault the 18 songs which chart the life and times of one of Britain's smartest, most inventive bands. From the tuxedoed ballad "The Universal" through the cartoon Brit-pop of numbers such as "Parklife" and "Country House" to the freshly recorded indie-influenced "Music Is My Radar," their searching intelligence and deft hooks are never less than admirable. --Mike Pattenden

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Quality of Musical Tracks from Blur Jan. 29 2011
By Stella Carrier TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
One of the first songs that introduced me to this group was the daring and summer themed song of "Girls and Boys". Like many others, I had also heard and enjoyed "Song 2" when it had came out in the 90's. Then I was interested in getting this collection when the lead singer Damon had went on to be the lead singer in the group Gorillaz (this is especially because I enjoyed the musical tracks from the Gorillaz of "Feel Good" and "Dare"). After listening to this cd you are going to get a positive sense of why Damon Albarn was selected to be the frontman for both the Gorillaz and Blur. Damon has a very strong and good singing voice in many of the songs. Like the Gorillaz, the music used in the Blur songs is very unique and energetic. There is the very folksy but relaxing "Coffee and Tv" track on this cd, and then there are the upbeat and fun musical numbers of "Country House", "Song 2", and "Tender'. "Coffe and Tv" seems to be about getting away from it all and starting over a new life. "Song 2" seems to be about letting go, but being kind of relaxed about it. "Tender" is a song about wanting to experience the strong emotion of love. I really enjoyed "Beetlebum" and "Parklife" as well. "Beetlebum" is a very catchy song about how healing someone can be to someone else with their "sensual" and "erotic" skills. "Parklife" is a musical track about taking it easy during the day and starting the day on their own terms. This greatest hits compilation is so good that I would definitely consider purchasing any future music from Blur when they release their new album (it is had been reported through the online Sun newspaper that they may do this). Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, I guess we were all waiting for it... April 28 2005
Format:Audio CD
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. Hit singles including "On Your Own", "Beetlebum", "M.O.R" and the single in my opinion and most likely everyone's is one of the best "Song 2". They go beyond there time. Overall this is a fantastic cd, and is a must have to anyone! I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true greatest hits/best of album Sept. 5 2010
Format:Audio CD
Back in the 90's in britain it was Blur or Oasis and I followed Oasis, so I never really listened to Blur. So I don't know why I bought this in the 1st place! But I glad I did. The song's are well written, sound brilliant and define Brit Pop to a tee. I won't reel of the songs because you can see them yourself and if you don't know them already. Just trust me they are all classics and you will probably know them as soon as you play them. This is a true Greatest Hit's, with no weak songs. Brit Pop fans, Indie fans, Pop fans, all Music fans buy this you will enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome CD July 20 2004
By Adam
Format:Audio CD
If you haven't heard a lot of Blur and want to introduce yourself to their music this is a great CD for you. I cant think of one song that sucks. It shows what a great band blur is and versatile they are. I don't know why America can't produce talented bands like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly, the Best of Blur! July 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My music-buff cousin bought this for me a few years ago as a birthday present. I listened to it and instantly loved the CD. These songs give a general idea of what Blur is about with an eclectic mix of the hyper and dance-able ("Song 2" and "Girls&Boys") to the more tame and temperate("The Universal" and "No Distance Left to Run"), not to say that any of the songs by Blur lack substance. To sum up, it is great music with a message and I highly recommend it.
*The second disc is a Live Blur Concert and gives you a taste of what they sound like in concert.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Blur June 15 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Best of Blur~ Blur is a good collection for people interested in this tallented but strange collection of musicians. They sound to prententious at times and want to sound like thinkers instead of just singers and musicians and that is not good. Overall it is a pretty good collection thta is pleasing to hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite! June 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Blur is my favorite group. I think this IS the best of Blur! It's my favorite Blur CD. Number 2, Song 2 is my favorite song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much more then Song 2 May 31 2004
Format:Audio CD
Most people when they think of Blur will think of the brilliant Song 2 (woo-hoo), but they are so much more. In Britian, they are huge, and if any one wanted to do on project on Brit Pop, then Blur is it. Their spectrum of music is amazing, from the rock of Song 2, the uplifiting gospel trach that is tender, the 1990s dance track of Girls and Boys to the totally out there Park Life. Bands like Blur come around on a very rare occasion, so just eat the up whilst you can. An example of why British Music is so far ahead of thw rest of the world.
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