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Taking a bus into the country.....
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.