Parklife (studio album) by Blur

Parklife
Parklife by Blur
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 202nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,255 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1994 (11th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (42nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (202nd)
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Parklife is ranked as the best album by Blur.

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Rating: 88 (354 votes)Comments: 5
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,255 votes)
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4 days ago Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,13978/100
 
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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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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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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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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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