Parklife (album) by Blur

Parklife
Parklife by Blur
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 204th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,198 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (11th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (43rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (204th)
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Parklife is ranked as the best album by Blur.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,198 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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95/100
From 3 days ago
Fav. Tracks: Girls & Boys, Parklife, Magic America, This Is a Low.
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85/100
From 05/25/2020 14:45
Although other Britpop albums may be deemed as musically 'better', Parklife is for sure the epitome of Britpop. Such is shown by a number of the tracks having become the embodiment of 90's Britain, largely due to Blur's all-British themes which, although often corny, have clearly stood the test of time
However, holding the album back is that its 16 songs long; this results in numerous songs appearing simply as filler and seeming pretty redundant. Being a few songs shorter would definitely help the album, yet such a drawback cannot cloud the catchiness and slightly dismal, British themes that the best songs on the album demonstrate.

Strongest tracks: Parklife, Girls and Boys, To The End, Clover Over Dover, Tracy Jacks
Weakest tracks: Bank Holiday, Far Out (+the two instrumentals are expendable and slightly annoying)
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Rating:  
60/100
From 08/07/2019 02:22
Not doing much for me, but it does have a handful of decent tracks. London Loves and the title track are my favorites.
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From 07/20/2019 15:36
Favorite Tracks:Girls And Boys, Bank Holiday, Badhead, Debt Collector, Trouble In The Message Centre, Jubilee
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75/100
From 09/16/2018 11:29
Just ahead of the Great Escape - love Parklife and Phil Daniels cameo on it. They were such a happy and silly band with excellent pop tunes. Part of the Brit Pop explosion. Many top tracks here - I love 7 of the 16 on the album - so there is a bit of filler and might have benefited from a shorter and tighter album.
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85/100
From 06/08/2018 12:23
I think this album is really irregular, but I must say the good songs in here are awesome. 7/10.
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70/100
From 04/29/2018 14:32
Not Blur's best, but a good Britpop/alt-rock album.
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75/100
From 02/18/2018 16:56
Un pop intelligente nonostante la faccia un po' stupidina, ricercato senza essere per nulla presuntuoso come invece accadrà sempre di più negli episodi successivi.
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65/100
From 01/20/2018 15:28
Has its moments, I guess. Not as captivating as I'd hoped.
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80/100
From 01/11/2018 16:38
Hard to rate as I love parts of this album but find other parts surprisingly dull and a bit aimless. The first four tracks and To the end are easily amongst Britpop's best moments but much of the rest can't match this quality. For me, this album really defines Britpop: it excites for a moment then leaves you feeling a bit empty. That said, the good tracks on this album are incredibly memorable, fun, perceptive and even poignant.
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