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The Great Escape (album) by Blur

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The Great Escape
The Great Escape by Blur (1995)
Overall rank: 920th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 459 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (192nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (920th)

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Blur bestography

The Great Escape is ranked 6th best out of 12 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 169 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,001.

Blur album bestography « Higher ranked (828th) This album (920th) Lower ranked (1,313th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Parklife by Blur, Modern Life is Rubbish by Blur and OK Computer by Radiohead.

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The Great Escape ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 459 votes)
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80/100
42 hours ago
84/100
 
75/100
05/17/2019 17:32
83/100
 
65/100
05/13/2019 22:27
65/100
 
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05/03/2019 22:18
87/100

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30/100
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
It starts in the best of ways, but it goes down and does not remount. 6/10.
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95/100
I thought it was a sound unlike any I've heard before, and see Gorillaz influences.
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65/100
If only second half was like first.
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75/100
From Rich150
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
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 F1Aaron
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 Hellaboi
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 jhuik
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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