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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Mixture
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"...
Published on 6 May 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Could have had such a better track listing
Every Blur fan will love the tracks on this CD but most Blur fans will already have them. It's a shame that hard to get hold of single "POPSCENE" is not included here. Other great singles (Sunday Sunday,Chemical World,M.O.R.Stereotypes) are missing. I'd suggest buying the Studio albums you haven't got already. You can buy most of them quite cheap now and hunting...
Published on 9 Oct 2000


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Jun 2005
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This album is just about the the best of Brit Pop. I love this album, its just fantastic, with all the classic singles. If you're not their biggest fan in the world but still enjoy their music, this is the album for you. You don't have to be a die hard fan to love this album, its just great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars blur best of cd, 11 Sep 2014
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very reasonably priced prompt delivery thankyou
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly comprehensive., 16 Dec 2006
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It is tradition with a Best Of that it will be, according to many or most, complete nonsense and not by any means a 'Best Of.' This can be for any number of reasons, be it the lack of your favourite track or, in the case of this compilation, the eschewing of chronological order. However, controversy aside, a lot of Blur's finest moments are included here.

Blur would be better off with two discs because they tried not to repeated themselves and so are a bit varied for this album. But their disparate sound is represented pretty well from all quarters; 'Song 2' and 'Beetlebum' sum up the White Album-ish eclecticism of their self titled album; Parklife's title track, as well as 'End Of A Century' and the elgaic 'This Is A Low' are included; for some reason, 'Tender' is here, alongside the brilliant 'Coffee And TV', both from the 13 album; the glorious 'The Universal,' my personal favourite Blur song, is here; early singles 'She's So High' and 'There's No Other Way' make appearances; and there is even an utterly worthless new song closing the album.

Almost all the songs here are Blur pinnacles, but the songs that were missed out either in exchange for the new song, other songs or the lack of a second disc, are many - 'You're So Great,' 'Sing,' 'Death Of A Party' as well as countless others, and most importantly extraneous single 'Popscene' are all absent. This is not, therefore, strictly speaking, all the Best of Blur. Maybe in a few years there'll be a Very Best Of Blur, and in the meantime this will do. But if you only buy one Blur album, this probably shouldn't be it - get Parklife or Blur instead.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great price., 5 Sep 2014
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Arrived quickly, as described. Great price.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They were a great singles band, 5 July 2009
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Once again, I have to agree with my friend Scott Floman here: The Best of Blur's greatest strength is that it shows what a truly great singles band Blur was, because there's not a single bad song on this album (quite a contrast to the band's tradition of inconsistent albums). Some may be more interesting than others (I, for instance, don't consider "The Universal," She's So High" or "No Distance Left to Run" great songs), and tastes vary of course, but it's hard to deny that several of these tracks were highlights during their era, whether it's the brilliant opener "Beetlebum," the unbearably light "Girls & Boys" or the terrific track that kicked off their first good album, "For Tomorrow." It's also this period we could nitpick about, since it's by far the most important of their albums, one that kick-started an entire wave of bands and made up the first part of their UK-centred trilogy (along with Parklife and The Great Escape). Therefore, this best of-compilation should have included some more tracks from that era. Of course, you could also argue about how this compilation should be called Blur - The Singles Collection, since nearly all of these songs (except for "This Is a Low" and maybe "Music Is My Radar'?) were singles and because there were too many crucial tracks omitted ("Sing," "You're So Great") to call it a "Best of."

This could also have been the ideal moment to reintroduce "Popscene" to a larger public, but the band preferred to include the new "Music Is My Radar," which in a way did point forward to 2003's Think Tank. As it is now, The Best of Blur stands as an excellent introduction to the band's output, from their early druggy dance-pop, to their classic Britpop to, finally, the art-rock they still manage to score with. All this makes it an essential purchase to understand what was going on in the `90's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 July 2014
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loved this cd, great variety of songs.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This really is the best of blur, but how hard is that?, 25 Jan 2001
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This album is a fitting tribute to Blur with by far the best of their work from the past 10 years but when you hear some of their other songs it isn't hard to pick the ones for a greatest hits album. This album doea have some great songs on it though with the best being Tender, Song 2 and the classic Parklife. However it was ambitious of Blur to try and find 18 songs worthy of being the "best of" to be honest I don't really listen to anything after song13 Country House and with the exception of music is my radar songs 14 to 18 are, well to be honest pretty keech. However with the exception of these songs this album is a fitting tribute to a band who are best known to most people as being the band who have been desperately trying - but sadly failing - to compete with Oasis for the title "Kings of Britpop" Having said all that however this cd is alright and a must for anyone who has ever bought a blur cd and expected so much more from it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Aug 2014
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Great product and service.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blur, 8 Mar 2006
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Blur is one of the best bands of the 90's and this album is very good but to be honest, go collect the albums, theres lots of other tracks to discover that are creative, catchy and fun! remember this is a greatest hits, doesn't mean its their most interesting tunes but still great to hear :) Graham Coxon is one of the best guitar players about today! they were better than Oasis who have proved over time that they can't try anything different? I remember when Noel got all funny about the Blur album, saying they were selling themselves out to america with the heavier sound?? what did Oasis do? same old sound! Blur have gone from the poppy Parklife to the rocking Blur album! then we have stuff like 13 which is very arty and brilliant! non music fans will not like the 13 album! they think their too cool and have to keep with the mainstream?? go bore yoursleves with a Coldplay album or even worse! a James Blunt album!!!
Blur's next album will be interesting with no Coxon present? the sound is going to change again! unlike some bands!
anyway, Check out Graham Coxons 'happiness in Magazines' its outstanding!
this gets 5 star because its full of great catchy tunes from one of the uks best :) if you think lyrics are so important? please don't say stuff like Coldplay and James Blunt are meaningful? they lost the plot in entertainment! only to give us their depressing storys, who wants to listen to music that reminds us about how bad life can be??!! we need more bands with creative energy! Blur does highlight issues and emotions etc. but they don't over do it, and milk it to death, like some of todays bands
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just as you'd expect it to be, 30 July 2003
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They're all here, all of their hits. The one that stands out for me, and always has done, is 'There's no other way'. Sounds more like The Charlatans than the Blur 'sound' we have come expect. If you haven't got a Blur CD then just buy this. They're a singles band after all.
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