Parklife (studio album) by Blur

Parklife by Blur
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 207th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,297 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1994 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (41st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (207th)
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Rating: 88 (368 votes)Comments: 6
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Rating: 87 (349 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 86 (291 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 86 (277 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 75 (207 votes)Comments: 1
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,297 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/01/2022 14:49
Album Rating: 83.67
(1,255/15)

1.Girls & Boys. 81
2.Tracy Jacks. 76
3.End Of A Century. 96
4.Parklife. 79
5.Bank Holiday. 78
6.Badhead. 87
7.The Debt Collector. 69
8.Far Out. 86
9.To The End. 92
10.London Loves. 87
11.Trouble In The Message Centre. 76
12.Clover Over Dover. 98
13.Magic America. 78
14.Jubilee. 74
15.This Is A Low. 98
16.Lot 105. N/A. (68). N/a
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Rating:  
75/100
From 03/19/2022 16:39
In short a fun album that is very British and owes a lot to the tradition that was created by the Kinks.
A couple of filler songs drop my rating by 5.
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85/100
From 07/25/2021 14:07
Taking on the minutiae of British life, Blur have crafted a wonderful album that has stood the test of time admirably. Lots of silliness, which just adds to the undeniable charm running through this album like the cliched stick of Brighton rock.
Rating: Great
Best track: Parklife
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Rating:  
70/100
From 02/18/2021 20:51
It's weird to be ranked as Blur's best, but it makes sense in a way, it's the epitome of Britpop.
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95/100
From 05/29/2020 13:19
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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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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100/100
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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Rating:  
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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