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Modern Life is Rubbish (album) by Blur

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Modern Life is Rubbish
Modern Life is Rubbish by Blur (1993)
Overall rank: 566th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 542 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1993 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (112th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (566th)

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Blur bestography

Modern Life is Rubbish is ranked 3rd best out of 12 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 167 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,032.

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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Parklife by Blur and The Bends by Radiohead.

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Modern Life is Rubbish rankings

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 542 votes)
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90/100
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80/100
03/11/2019 13:28
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Rating:  
90/100
From lstevens 4 days ago
Overall: 8.7

Top Tracks: "For Tomorrow", "Advert", "Chemical World"

Catchy and lyrically stellar, but the songs (especially Albarn's singing) get irritating after a while.
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From luigybetis 05/31/2018 19:55
Definitely needs more listens, but at first I will say it is more irregular than their first effort, though still a really good album. 8/10.
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70/100
From toxicteaaa 02/21/2018 18:05
Not a bad record, but it gets a bit weaker after the first half
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From mbartley 05/19/2017 08:36
Some solid tunes not as good as 13
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Rating:  
85/100
From Rich150 05/02/2017 21:38
Entertaining, consistently good. Take away the two extras at the end of tracks 7 and 15 and there's not too much wrong with this.
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90/100
From garycottier 06/04/2016 12:50
A brilliant album. Modern life is rubbish, could be looked upon as a first in a trilogy, but whether It is or not, doesn't really matter, it's a great record. Great songs in, advert, pressure on julian(which sounds just like Adam Ant to me), and, starshaped. I do think, leisure, is underrated, but, MLIR, is Blur's first essential record.
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From Grzywa 02/27/2016 17:32
For Tomorrow and Sunday Sunday are my favourites. Solid album, and the one that actually made and defined their britpopness.
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From LordMark 12/17/2015 23:35
Released one year before Britpop got really popular, this album was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. Even in the UK, MLiR never got the attention it deserved. If at all possible, try to get the American version, which includes "Popscene".
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75/100
From benedict 06/11/2015 12:46
Great album. Not blurs best but a strong contender
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85/100
From Roal 05/20/2015 04:25
One of the landmark albums in the 90s. The actual impact it made is as big as that of Nevermind and yet its surprisingly slightly ignored by most list-maniacs and critics.
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