The Magic Whip (studio album) by Blur

The Magic Whip by Blur
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-04-27
Overall rank: 1,098th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 569 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2015 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (157th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,098th)
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Blur bestography

The Magic Whip is ranked 6th 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 8,808.

Blur album bestography « Higher ranked (1,057th) This album (1,098th) Lower ranked (1,116th) »
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The Magic Whip track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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The Magic Whip ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 569 votes)
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06/15/2022 16:08 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,26266/100
 
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06/08/2022 22:37 Robmc70  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11578/100
 
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06/04/2022 19:22 Sumbody  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8877/100
 
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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 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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55/100
From 06/04/2022 19:35
12 years since the last album. Damon & Graham both moved on and if it stayed that way we wouldn't have missed anything with thus album imo
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From 01/26/2022 11:39
I prefer this to their 90s stuff. It's just behind Think Tank for me but to me this is a more mature album than their popular stuff. Ghost Ship is my favourite. There Are Too Many Of Us and Thought I Was A Spaceman are 2nd and 3rd.
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70/100
From 11/29/2021 10:15
That Blur should release an album after a twelve year absence is remarkable in itself but the fact said album is so darn good makes the achievement even more remarkable

If ‘Magic Whip’ is indeed Blurs swan song album what a great way to go out and to wrap up an incredible career
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90/100
From 06/08/2018 19:10
I think this is Blur's best album, or at least the most consistent one. 8.5/10.
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90/100
From 01/10/2018 21:53
Masterpiece. Just it.
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80/100
From 01/01/2018 06:16
A pleasant surprise. I've really enjoyed listening to this album.
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75/100
From 07/06/2017 10:08
Underrated for sure.
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75/100
From 12/28/2016 17:38
Favoritas: My Terracotta Heart, Ong Ong, There Are Too Many Of Us, Pyongyang
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100/100
From 11/19/2016 08:27
Slightly underrated.
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70/100
From 09/18/2016 03:58
A tidy album from Blur but I don't think it has enough top-shelf songs to nudge it into the 80+ ratings for mine. It is consistent though, and I agree that many of the songs are very enjoyable but it hasn't got the enduring classics on it.
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