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Tracklist

CD 1

1)

For Tomorrow (04:18) Blur

2)

Advert (03:43) Blur

3)

Colin Zeal (03:14) Blur

4)

Pressure On Julian (03:30) Blur

5)

Star Shaped (03:25) Blur

6)

Blue Jeans (03:53) Blur

7)

Chemical World (Includes Hidden Track 'Intermission') (06:33) Blur

8)

Sunday Sunday (02:36) Blur

9)

Oily Water (04:59) Blur

10)

Miss America (05:34) Blur

11)

Villa Rosie (03:54) Blur

12)

Coping (03:23) Blur

13)

Turn It Up (03:21) Blur

14)

Resigned (Includes Hidden Track 'Commercial Break') (06:11) Blur

15)

Pop Scene (03:14) Blur

16)

Resigned (05:14) Blur

17)

Commercial Break (00:55) Blur

18)

[Silence] (00:04) Blur

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42)

[Untitled Hidden Track] (09:34) Blur

Review

As a response to the dominance of grunge in the U.K. and their own decreasing profile in their homeland -- and also as a response to Suede's sudden popularity -- Blur reinvented themselves with their second album, Modern Life Is Rubbish, abandoning the shoegazing and baggy influences that dominated Leisure for traditional pop. On the surface, Modern Life may appear to be an homage to the Kinks, David Bowie, the Beatles, and Syd Barrett, yet it isn't a restatement, it's a revitalization. Blur use British guitar pop from the Beatles to My Bloody Valentine as a foundation, spinning off tales of contemporary despair. If Damon Albarn weren't such a clever songwriter, both lyrically and melodically, Modern Life could have sunk under its own pretensions, and the latter half does drag slightly. However, the record teems with life, since Blur refuse to treat their classicist songs as museum pieces. Graham Coxon's guitar tears each song open, either with unpredictable melodic lines or layers of translucent, hypnotic effects, and his work creates great tension with Alex James' kinetic bass. And that provides Albarn a vibrant background for his social satires and cutting commentary. But the reason Modern Life Is Rubbish is such a dynamic record and ushered in a new era of British pop is that nearly every song is carefully constructed and boasts a killer melody, from the stately "For Tomorrow" and the punky "Advert" to the vaudeville stomp of "Sunday Sunday" and the neo-psychedelic "Chemical World." Even with its flaws, it's a record of considerable vision and excitement. [Most American versions of Modern Life Is Rubbish substitute the demo version of "Chemical World" for the studio version on the British edition. They also add the superb single "Pop Scene" before the final song, "Resigned."] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Contributors

Artist Blur

Label Food/SBK

Product Details

DUIN V35FQJNKD8Q

GTIN 0077778944225

Release Date 31.03.2015

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 42

Modern Life Is Rubbish

BLUR

$11.97

Seller: Dodax EU

Delivery date: between Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11

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