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The Best of Blur [Import]

Blur Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
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Blur are an English alternative rock band. Formed in London in 1989 as Seymour, the group consists of singer Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. Blur's debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and shoegazing. Following a stylistic change—influenced by English guitar pop groups such as The Kinks, The Beatles and ... Read more in Amazon's Blur Store

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  • Audio CD (3 Nov 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Food
  • ASIN: B000050488
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,338 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Beetlebum
2. Song 2
3. There's No Other Way (Single Version)
4. The Universal
5. Coffee & Tv
6. Parklife
7. End Of A Century
8. No Distance Left To Run
9. Tender
10. Girls And Boys
11. Charmless Man
12. She's So High (Single Version)
13. Country House
14. To The End
15. On Your Own
16. This Is A Low
17. For Tomorrow (Visit To Primrose Hill Extended)
18. Music Is My Radar

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Mixture 6 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Blurs "best of" was always going to be good. A wide selection of tunes ranging from the Britpop of "Country House" to the sublime yet bizarre art-rock of "Music Is My Radar" offers a reasonable history of Blurs music. All of which is excellent (unless you listen to "There's No Other Way" too often). Annoyingly, "Popscene" and "Sunday Sunday" aren't included, but you can't blame the band for this as the fans were polled on what to include - so you can hardly say Blur are "ashamed of their early work".
Tracks you'd forgotten were so good: "On Your Own", "For Tomorrow", "She's So High"
An ace CD, charting the change in the bands career. A must for fans and casual observers alike.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb album!!!!!!! 21 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Over the past decade, Blur have evolved from a run-of-the-mill indie-dance act to bastions of Brit pop and, ultimately, to that rare band whose best songs owe more to art than to the hit parade. Eschewing chronological presentation, and wisely shortchanging the early years, this well-sequenced program will hammer home to casual fans what diehards have known for years: Damon Albarn and company craft concise gems that are thought-provoking without inducing head-scratching. In this context, cuts that were never obvious chart fare -- the sweeping ballad "To the End," the gospel-inflected "Tender," and the desolate "No Distance Left to Run" -- sound better than ever. The new song, "Music Is My Radar," a clutch of quirky, disparate sounds (harmonium, rickety percussion, fuzz guitar) in need of a melodic hook to anchor them, can't match the polish of the band's best, but otherwise, this is a greatest-hits package with an emphasis on the greatest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good but the end of an era? 14 Dec 2000
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Format:Audio CD
does this album mark the end of the upbeat era for blur fans ? it has many of their classics and my favourites (charmless man etc) but are these tracks the best blur are going to get? why release a greatest hits album so soon? i think this is a number 1 album and contains some of the best music of the last 10 yrs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of The Best 19 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a truly comprehensive CD, containing all the band's hits, from the
electronic-sounding "She's So High" to brand-new indie-ish song "Music Is My Radar", this album contains some classic stuff. "Girls And Boys" and "Parklife" are both sparkling gems of Brit-pop, as is "Country House".
"Charmless Man" is an insanely catchy tune and the four tunes taken from
their eponymous 1997 effort are all present and correct. There is also some obscure stuff, like the ballad-like "To The End", the country-ish "Tender", and the lounge ballad "The Universal". The only negative note I can make about this album is that the new song isn't really that good and there is the unexplainable abscence of two classics from Modern Life Is Rubbish, "Sunday Sunday" and "Chemical World". That aside, this is a great disc to pick up for true-blue Blur fans.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good compilation 14 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
blur is a fantastic band and while their albums tend to be a mixture of hits and misses, generally, all the albums are enjoyable. so...while i adore blur (sigh sigh graham), this best of cd is all that you really need if you want to get acquainted with blur or if you like them but they're just not everything in your life :) a should have anyways.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete with masterpieces 9 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ah Britpop. That dreaded word. It will proberly feature soon on the 'where are they now' round of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. There was Oasis, who, for a brief period ruled the world, until people realised that the were just rehasing old Beatles song, and not doing a very good job at that. Suede were content to gradually get worse and worse. Cast and The Bluetones have gradually slipped away and I suppose it's too much to ask if anybody remembers Sleeper. And then there was Blur, responsible for such modern classics and Parklife and Country House, who decided they cared not one jolt for public opnion and did what they wanted to do, disowning their old stuff on the way, losing many casual fans in the process, yet continuing to produce awe-inspriring music. Now, ten years on, it's only fitting that they should have a best of compilation to remind us a) just how important Blur were and still are, and b) they wrote some kick-ass tunes.
Listening to Blur over the years is rather like watching a child develop into an adult. From the one of the earliest tracks, 'There's No Other Way', passing the teenage cheekyness of 'Parklife' and 'Girls and Boys', through to the mature 'Coffee and TV' it hard to pick out a bad track. Granted, Blur may not have been proud of what they've done in the past and treat it accordingly (witness the don't care attitude displayed when performing Girls and Boys on Top of the Pops to promote this album), but that still shouldn't take anything away from the fact that these are damn fine songs that have stood the test of time.
If this truly was a best of CD, every track Blur have ever made would have to be included, their albums have been that good (with the exception of a few select tracks on the great escape).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This CD really does contrast how good Blur are. They have jumped back on to the scene with the new song, but its the old ones that relive the memories of the best of Blur. Song 2, Coffee & TV to name just a few are the highlight of the CD. It also shows why in the old days they were such a thret to Oasis. If your not a BIG Blur fan but you do think that thewre pretty cool then this is the CD for you as it contains some of the best stuff around, from one of the best bands around, ladies and gents i present: Blur
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
some great songs!
Published 2 days ago by bil
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD
I must admit to never really being a admirer of Blur,but this greatist hit's collection is very impressive,especally if your not too keen on there albums, but for the low price and... Read more
Published 12 days ago by mitchy59
5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection for non album fans
IF like me you liked Blur's singles but not the albums then this is the collection for you. The album will remind you of those happy days in the90's and bobs along and a happy... Read more
Published 14 days ago by stephen harriman
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic and still a good listen
Really good classic album, time does not diminish the enjoyment of listening to this great album. Sure I used to own it but now have a great new copy.
Published 1 month ago by Vince Croydon
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid compilation album
This is a solid 18 track compilation covering the highlights of Blur's 1990's heyday; as you might expect there is an excellent clutch of material from 1994's 'Parklife' album... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Amazon.
Purchased brand new from Amazon. Received in perfect condition and, added bonus to receive in MP3 format and added to my Amazon Cloud immediately on purchase!! Very happy customer!
Published 2 months ago by Steve Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars britpop heaven
blur defined a generation and while i think the last few songs were no bonus this album gives newcomers a taste of the best time in music since the doors & Beatles of the 60's. Read more
Published 3 months ago by molly
5.0 out of 5 stars Woo hoo...
Girls and boys you'll love this. All the hits for a basement price. With this kind of discount you can afford to live in a big house, a very big house in the country.
Published 3 months ago by Zed
4.0 out of 5 stars Popular
Though this popular 18 song compilation of 2000 has gone on to sell over a million copies, it didn't have the wholehearted endorsement of Blur when it was first released, and it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Bailey
3.0 out of 5 stars good overview
If you are not Blur fan but you dig their music this is a good overview of all their hits and cd albums.
Published 4 months ago by Peter heijliger
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