Modern Life Is Rubbish (studio album) by Blur

Modern Life Is Rubbish by Blur
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 731st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 640 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1993 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (731st)
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Modern Life Is Rubbish is ranked 4th best out of 21 albums by Blur on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blur is Parklife which is ranked number 208 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,818.

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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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Rating: 89 (202 votes)Comments: 3
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 640 votes)
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06/08/2022 11:56 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,52569/100
 
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05/26/2022 22:12 iann97  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 93981/100
 
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05/21/2022 23:44 Sumbody  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7177/100
 
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05/15/2022 11:33 Ollehellolleh  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8683/100

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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80/100
From 03/09/2022 15:10
ProtoBrit_pOp?
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75/100
From 05/03/2020 15:19
Nice album.
Fav. Track: for tomorrow
Least fav. Track: oily water
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95/100
From 08/18/2019 07:42
Such an improvement from Leisure, for sure, their influences are obvious, maybe a little too obvious but it's a fun ride from start to finish
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85/100
From 03/24/2019 22:56
Not quite the finished article, but an absolutely delightful work to listen to that showed the band's promise
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90/100
From 03/15/2019 02:21
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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90/100
From 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 02/21/2018 18:05
Not a bad record, but it gets a bit weaker after the first half
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From 05/19/2017 08:36
Some solid tunes not as good as 13
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From 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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From 03/03/2017 13:40
Probably the best album by Blur. Extremly intriguing songwriting and a consistent, interesting sound. Intermission sounds crazy and Chemical World is one of the best songs by Blur.
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