Blur (studio album) by Blur

Blur by Blur
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 586th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 749 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (14th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (100th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (586th)
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Blur bestography

Blur is ranked 3rd best out of 21 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 212 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,619.

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Blur track list

  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: 
78/100 (from 749 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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75/100
From 05/31/2022 07:17
Going by recent comments this change in style has split opinion - I'm on the positive side. It's still Blur but a bit darker and mature and less poppy. We need to let bands grow and develop - nothing worse than a middle-aged teenager!
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85/100
From 05/20/2022 14:53
Album Rating: 81.36
(1,139/14)

1. Beetlebum 91
2.Song 2. 68
3.Country Sad Ballad Man. 81
4.M.O.R. 77
5.On Your Own. 81
6.Theme From Retro. 81
7.You're So Great. 86
8.Death Of A Party. 90
9.Chinese Bombs. 68
10.I'm Just A Killer For Your Love. 84
11.Look Inside America. 91
12.Strange News From Another Star. 85
13.Movin' On. 73
14.Essex Dogs. 83
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70/100
From 03/08/2022 19:57
This album is a disappointment. A hopeless mix of every genre and band possible, Jefferson, Velvet, Yardbirds, Blur and Cure. No, no good.
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5/100
From 12/31/2021 18:40
Beetlebum and Song 2 are excellent, but the rest of the album was really hard going for me.
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85/100
From 04/21/2020 09:32
Blur at their peak.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 09/03/2019 05:12
One of the most underrated albums of the 90s.

Blur the album demonstrates how Blur the band were one of the more consistent and innovative groups of the 90s.
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 02:05
Favorite Tracks:Beetlebum, Country Sad Ballad Man, Chinese Bombs
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90/100
From 03/06/2019 02:27
Overall: 8.9

Top Tracks: "On Your Own", "You're So Great", "Look Inside America"
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100/100
From 01/22/2019 19:32
My favourite album, period.
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85/100
From 11/07/2018 02:07
My favorite album of theirs, Blur decided to experiment some with this one, abandoning their britpop roots, and went for a more lo-fi sound, giving hints as to what Gorillaz would become, especially with ''On Your Own.''
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