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A classic in every respect,
This review is from: Blur (Audio CD)
The moment that you here the brilliantly atmospheric opener "beetlebum" you can fully appreciate why it went to number one. With that song you are set up for a bewildering array of styles, from the rocking "song 2" to the moody and sombre "I'm just a killer for your love". Albarns vocal talents are fully exposed on all the tracks, most noticably "beetlebum", where he combines silky yet spiteful vocals. His lyrical abilities are also on display, along with Coxons inspired lead guitar and solo's. The only negative points about this album is that a couple of the songs, noticeably "strange news from another star" and "essex dogs" are not as accomplished as the rest of the tracks. On the whole though, this album is brilliant with some classic songs and guitar riffs.