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on 11 May 2017
Of all of Blurs albums and re-releases The great escape is my favorite.

Mainly because its the most energetic album by them, the most atmospheric and also the most lively.

Many people criticized this (Justine Frichmann) for being an awful record, a lazy copy of the one before Parklife.
Well I don't agree, I think this album is much better than Parklife.
I suppose the sillyness and dizzyness of it all was inspired by that albums success.

And perhaps it could of been better thought out, its not completely off the rails....

Sometimes going off the rails is what is needed.
It has some great songs, and the b sides are good fun too.
Best Days is a forgotten Blur classic, Globe Alone is brilliant.

Perhaps the b sides Ultranol and No monsters in me might of helped it out more, as some of the songs are very short paced and atmospheric but its all part of the picture of this albums sound perhaps.

No doubt some of the b sides could of made it a better record, but its still the most colorful and less serious album by Blur, so I think its overlooked and really is just jolly good fun...mostly.
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on 16 March 2016
The trouble when it comes to the great escape is it was eclipsed by oasis what's the story morning glory.I think people's opinions are clouded to say the least.I always have thought oasis are a better band but blur are the second biggest band of the so called brit pop era and even there weaker work is better than most bands best work.The trouble with this album is it is too long by about 3 songs.The album is great up until song 8 or 9 but then the quality dips and the last 5 or 6 songs are boring and not there best.I do think this album will get the praise it deserves one day instead of being compared to morning glory two different bands with very different styles.
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on 17 November 2009
One of Blurs more poppy albums with some quality songs in it. Its not as good as many of the ealier albums but an enjoyable listen all the same. this is the album that went head-to-head with Oasis' Morning Glory album in the now legaendary 'Battle of Brit-pop'. Despite winning the battle of the singles; this album lost the war of the albums. Still; this is a worthy addition to any Blur collection you may have.
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on 26 December 2016
Not a bad cd.
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on 28 September 2016
Great album
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on 7 November 2016
love it
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on 4 April 2016
Really good
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on 7 December 2010
I bought this album YEARS ago and lost it... I picked it up again and it is still exceptional. A fantastic piece of pure Blur, social satire and fantastic tunes, with a little touch of madness. It can be a bit of a grower but it's worth every listen.
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on 1 September 2014
Good
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on 11 December 2014
Excellent no problems
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