11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good but too much of something...,
By A Customer
This review is from: 13 (Audio CD)
I like 13. I bought it trusting that Blur would, like Radiohead with OK Computer, redirect the way I felt about music. And it did. But only to show me that too much experimenting can be dangerous and that too much time in the studio can be a bad thing. Generally the songs are too long, a little drab and feel a little forced. Don't misunderstand me. I like 13. But I want to love it. I think Blur (for me) are like a difficult friend; there are bits I love, bits I like but there are bit which really could do without being there. I felt the same way with 13's predescessor 'Blur', I just couldn't get it until it, but now I like it all. Even the last half of the second side. I hope that will happen with 13. I'm not disappointed in it, but wish it could have had the same effect on me as OK Computer, Abbey Road or Everthing Must Go. Good. But.