Think Tank (studio album) by Blur

Think Tank by Blur
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 994th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 475 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2003 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (162nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (994th)
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Blur bestography

Think Tank is ranked 5th best out of 21 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 203 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,136.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 475 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.0/100, a mean average of 74.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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70/100
From 02/01/2021 13:03
They didn't feel like recording this album, and frankly that's in some way reflected in the songs.
Despite that, it has some nice tunes such as the great Out of time, the interesting-sounding On the way to the club and Brothers & Sisters (this would fit in Gorillaz debut), and the low-key ballads Caravan and Sweet song. Surely worth a listen.
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95/100
From 07/25/2020 14:00
Even tho this album doesnt have as strong and significant singles as previous albums it is the most consistent and in my opinion the best Blur album, I would rate it 100/100 if it had at least one "hit song"
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85/100
From 06/08/2018 17:41
Not their best album, not their worst. Still enjoyable, 7/10.
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80/100
From 07/06/2017 10:05
Their best album. Beautiful, melancholic. The perfect mix between electronic sounds and those middle east instruments.
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75/100
From 08/16/2016 04:48
Favoritas: Out Of Time, Good Song, Sweet Song, We've Got a File On You
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From 06/03/2016 18:57
The first Blur album without Graham Coxon(although he appears on a couple of tracks), think tank, is totally dominated by Damon Albarn. It almost feels like an Albarn solo album. Still, there is some good stuff here, most notably the lovely, out of time, and, ambulance. It's not all great, crazy beat, is an attempt at a Gorrilaz version of, song 2, it's a bit slight. All in all, a good record, but due to Coxon's departure there's not enough guitar. Probably Blur's least essential album.
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85/100
From 05/28/2016 14:15
A continuation of the experimental side of Blur. Interesting how they made this record around places like Morocco and Devon. Very weird sounding and interesting to listen. May want to hear the record a few more times.
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65/100
From 04/27/2016 21:15
With no guitarist and no ideas, one of the weakest Blur's album. Except for the malynconic single "Out of Time".
After this album they split up.
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45/100
From 05/07/2015 15:57
I really want to like this because I don't want to admit I prefer the poppier, fun Blur to the more experimental, risk-taking Blur. But this just falls super flat. It's got weird trip-hoppy beats going on that would be better explored in Gorillaz. And honestly it's just boring. It's not all that unique, it's just different than their other albums.
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75/100
From 04/30/2015 08:15
Great work. Sounds beautiful, arty and strong. An evolution from the ever experimental band. this time pay off big time. I prefer it than 13.
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