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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great album, great memories
this album changed my life! when britpop kicked off, being in a cheshire school, oasis were the big band...so of course, i chose blur's parklife as the album i would champion! i wasnt really into music then, it was kinda the big thing at time, everyone was doing it! but when i wanted to hear more, i bought modern life is rubbish, and it all changed. no longer the easy...
Published on 8 Feb 2007 by Kibbler

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3.0 out of 5 stars Blueprint of greatness to follow
Whilst 'Leisure', their debut, provides easy early nineties indie listening and a couple of gems in "sing" and "birthday" - here is the beginning of Blur finding their eclectic and ever-shifting unique sound. Have owned for many years, my opinion is the same now as it was then - an enjoyable album but not consistently great as their albums hereafter will prove to be, but...
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Life Is Rubbish, 29 July 2006
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Andreas Y (Hertfordshire) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Modern Life Is Rubbish (Audio CD)
Some think that this is Blur's finest album and although I don't believe it's their best, I still believe this is an excellent album. It is a remarkably huge step foward from Leisure and there isn't really a weak track on the album.

In many cases the chord progessions and riffs are fairly simple (in Coping for example) but still the majority of songs are very catchy. The melodies are fantastic and I find myself addicted to most of the songs....For Tommorow, Coping, Sunday Sunday, Villa Rosie. The album has a very unique edge and an original sound.

1. For Tomorrow - 10/10

2. Advert - 9/10

3. Colin Zeal - 8.5/10

4. Pressure on Julian - 7/10

5. Star Shaped - 6/10

6. Blue Jeans - 6/10

7. Chemical World - 9/10

8. Sunday Sunday - 9/10

9. Oily Water - 8.5/10

10. Miss America - 6.5/10

11. Villa Rosie - 9/10

12. Coping - 9.5/10

13. Turn It Up - 7/10

14. Resigned 7.5/10

15. Intermission - 8/10. An enjoyable listen but a bit random.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Magnificent Album!, 29 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Modern Life Is Rubbish (Audio CD)
This is the best Blur album. More mature than Leisure, more cutting than Parklife, simply better than the Great Escape and more in touch and communicative than 13 and Blur. This album is less commercial than Britpop albums Parlife and The Great Escape. It is sarcastic, satirical, catchy and musically excellent. A Masterpiece, the defining album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars only think tank rivals it, 10 Oct 2005
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H. Pearce "thechosenmonkey3" (Hampshire, UK.) - See all my reviews
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after getting this the other day i would have to say that this is easily one of blurs best albums, there isnt really a weak track on the entire album, only think tank surpasses it if you ask me, if you are a blur fan then this really is essential.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Next stop.... Parklife!, 11 May 2007
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Simon Chiplin "scchipli" (Horsham, West Sussex, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Modern Life Is Rubbish (Audio CD)
OK, I admit I was one of those who discovered Blur (apart from "There's no other way" on the radio) via Parklife, and played that album to death in the mid-90s (didn't really buy all that Blur vs Oasis crap, liked both but for different reasons). After getting The Great Escape and Blur when they first came out, thought I'd get this one to see what they were like before they broke big.

Verdict? It's good, but not IMHO as good as Parklife et al, but you can certainly see the roots of what was to come. Album starts off well, bit of a dip mid-way then recovers towards the end. Worth a look if you liked Parklife and want to see an earlier prototype....
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars modern life isn't all that, 3 April 2013
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M. smith (southampton england) - See all my reviews
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I like Blur's sensibilities but the lyrics are very very disappointing, if you want better lyrics on modern life in Britain buy a Half man, Half biscuit album, Nigel Blackwell is one of our greatest songwriters ever in my opinion
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too odd, 20 April 2010
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R. Dyry "the Anglophile" (Norway) - See all my reviews
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Even if I try to find the best of Blur in this record, I do not make success. The record i too odd and to experimental for my musical taste. Sorry.
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