The Great Escape (studio album) by Blur

The Great Escape
The Great Escape by Blur
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 1,134th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 498 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (221st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,134th)
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Blur bestography

The Great Escape is ranked 7th best out of 12 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 201 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,609.

Blur album bestography « Higher ranked (1,074th) This album (1,134th) Lower ranked (2,823rd) »
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The Great Escape track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 82 (111 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 86 (171 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 84 (104 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 89 (219 votes)Comments: 1
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The Great Escape ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 498 votes)
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av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
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10 hours ago matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,96382/100
 
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4 days ago TonyF12345  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,07675/100
 
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07/26/2020 14:00 Voropaev  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 28769/100
 
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07/24/2020 17:10 Raddi27  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,11088/100
 
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07/17/2020 12:51 jwalsh97  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 17081/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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This album is rated in the top 14% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.2/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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30/100
From 12/01/2018 00:30
This just feels like a stripped down, basic version of Parklife, without the charm or the quirkiness of Parklife. Disappointing.
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80/100
From 06/08/2018 13:21
It starts in the best of ways, but it goes down and does not remount. 6/10.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 08/03/2017 00:52
I thought it was a sound unlike any I've heard before, and see Gorillaz influences.
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Rating:  
65/100
From 07/06/2017 10:06
If only second half was like first.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 05/07/2017 20:21
A bit up and down and not one of my favourites but still a good album. Would probably have been better cut down to 10 or 11 tracks, but still not up to Parklife.
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80/100
From 06/03/2016 15:01
The follow up and a kind of companion album to, Parklife, is another cracking LP. It hasn't quite got the bite and edge of it's predecessor, but there are some fine songs and many more quirky characters to meet. Best days, is absolutely beautiful, as is, yuko and hiro, and off course, the universal, is one of Blur's greatest ever songs. A bit of filler here and there but the album is a lot better than some people claim. Having said that, it's clear Blur needed to change something after this record. And they did, brilliantly so.
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80/100
From 10/25/2015 21:44
Great first half, forgettable second half. There are some really good songs but there are some meh songs. No wonder why Damon said this album is very messy. At least this record signaled Blur to change things up and move away from Britpop.
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75/100
From 04/30/2015 22:09
I like this album. there some gems, but not everything is strong, there some weak tracks... still I like it better than some other of their albums that rated higher than this one.
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From 05/31/2014 02:45
I see by general ratings that this is not the greatest Blur album. Yep, first half decent, second half pretty forgetable.
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