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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."108.1374

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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."108.1374

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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."107.0535

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Q (1/94, p.90) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...With a deep, slightly nasal voice and intuitive phrasing, Ferrick exhibits a poetic sense and poise that must be inborn...."106.9221

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Rolling Stone (4/3/97, pp.64-65) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...The scrupulous sonic contouring and porcelain finishes of Blur's last two albums have vanished. Blur's melodies, moreover, have abandoned much of their old Kinks-y fuss....What still makes them great is their deep grasp of style and genre..."Spin (4/97, pp.157-158) - 7 (out of 10) - "...prefac[ing] the release of BLUR, Albarn...declared an allegiance with Pavement and Beck....But no amount of gratuitous distortion or mumbling could disguise the truth that...Blur have stumbled over the most accomplished record of their career..."Entertainment Weekly (3/14/97, p.78) - "...Up to now, Blur--Oasis' chief rival in the U.K.--have remained a nonentity in the States; this may be the album that finally brings them into focus." - Rating: B+Q (1/98, p.111) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Alternative Press (5/97, pp.65-66) - 4 (out of five) - "...A whirl of weird esotericism, precious, precocious and impressively powerful, BLUR lurks in that grey area between work in progress, and progress is work..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #14 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."Melody Maker (2/8/97, p.48) - Recommended - "...BLUR is a statement if ever there was one. It's low-key, dirty, messy, minimal, a f***ing stampede from the pub jukebox into the garage....while slumming is repellent social behaviour, when it comes to making records it's a boon. That may or may not be why this is Blur's best album..."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #38 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.Mojo (Publisher) (p.61) - Ranked #50 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[T]heir imperial pop smarts benefit unexpectedly from being crushed and soiled, not just sonically, but emotionally."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #13 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (2/8/97, p.55) - 7 (out of 10) - "...a giant step of reinvention....Old Blur was about strings finely plucked, about attention to detail, about rendering beautiful the substance of other people's lives. New Blur is about confusion, about what they feel and...about scuffed edges..."76.55194

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Spin (11/95, pp.124-125) - 6 - Reasonably Good - "...Blur turns the rotating-robot staccato silverware clank of manlier Limeys like Elastica...into dance oriented pop muzik. When it's swirling fast and busy, it's wonderful..."Q (12/99, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."Q (2/96, p.62) - Included in Q's 50 Best Albums of 1995.Q (10/95, p.110) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...THE GREAT ESCAPE's rich tapestry is matched by music of kaleidoscopic surprises--half punk and half pop-psychedelic in its influences, restlessly innovative in its execution..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #10 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (9/9/95, p.33) - Bloody Essential - "...Blur's fourth album (theirs is now the most interesting career since Joy Division metamorphosed into New Order) is more robotic than rock, less Kinks than Kraftwerk....Blur understand the geometry of the song, and the basic principles of pop, better than anyone today....The experimental hits just keep on coming..."NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #9 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (9/9/95, p.46) - 9 (out of 10) - "...If Noel Oasis' strength derives from an ambition to be the John Lennon of his generation, then Blur want to be Lennon AND McCartney. Which means THE GREAT ESCAPE is so rammed with tunes, ideas, emotions, humour, tragedy, farce, and edgy beauty that's it's utterly beyond contemporary compare..."76.48955

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Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, pp.103-4) - "...Some of the best singles of the '90s..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (11/00, p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A bloody good group...whizzing through the history of Blur in fractionally under 80 minutes..."Melody Maker (11/7/00, p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...16 fantastic tracks....they could justifiably call themselves the most important band of the '90s..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.108) - "...Cherry-picks from the singles....it's all pretty essential stuff....But you've probably got them anyway, right?"NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.79) - Ranked #1 in NME's "Top 5 Compilations Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (10/28/00, p.39) - 9 out of 10 - "...Brilliant....monuments to the power of pop..."76.39533

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Rolling Stone (4/1/99, p.96) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...their sloppiest, most playful set yet, spiking the mix with church organ, electric piano and shambling drum loops. It's the kind of album you can't wait to play for your guitar-geek pals..."Spin (5/99, pp.145-146) - 8 (out of 10) - "...This is electronica the old-fashioned, pre-digital, Krautrock way: Guitars scrape and scream, ancient synths bubble and belch, the rhythm section grooves as if beaming in from a distant planet....13...applies dance music's aural fixation to dirty guitar drones, warping and layering crudeness until it's vastly complicated..."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, pp.82-83) - "...undeniably powerful in its own way." Rating B+"Q (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (4/99, pp.92-93) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a dense, fascinating, idiosyncratic and accomplished rock album.."CMJ (3/22/99, p.3) - "...hazy experimental songs...painfully honest, introspective lyrics....13 is not the type of album that can be fully appreciated in one listen, but if you look beyond its imposing wall of sound, the view is quite beautiful."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.31) - Ranked #22 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, pp.88-90) - "...repeated playing...reveals an eerie, kaleidoscopic world of haunting, melodies and dazzling sonic detail... [Blur is] an experimental art-rock act, melding US noise with Euro noir electronica; but thankfully, an instinct for great pop still survives..."76.37178

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Rolling Stone (4/1/99, p.96) - 3 1/2 Stars (out of 5) - "...their sloppiest, most playful set yet, spiking the mix with church organ, electric piano and shambling drum loops. It's the kind of album you can't wait to play for your guitar-geek pals..."Spin (5/99, pp.145-146) - 8 (out of 10) - "...This is electronica the old-fashioned, pre-digital, Krautrock way: Guitars scrape and scream, ancient synths bubble and belch, the rhythm section grooves as if beaming in from a distant planet....13...applies dance music's aural fixation to dirty guitar drones, warping and layering crudeness until it's vastly complicated..."Entertainment Weekly (3/26/99, pp.82-83) - "...undeniably powerful in its own way." Rating B+"Q (1/00, p.83) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."Q (4/99, pp.92-93) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a dense, fascinating, idiosyncratic and accomplished rock album.."CMJ (3/22/99, p.3) - "...hazy experimental songs...painfully honest, introspective lyrics....13 is not the type of album that can be fully appreciated in one listen, but if you look beyond its imposing wall of sound, the view is quite beautiful."Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.31) - Ranked #22 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999."Mojo (Publisher) (4/99, pp.88-90) - "...repeated playing...reveals an eerie, kaleidoscopic world of haunting, melodies and dazzling sonic detail... [Blur is] an experimental art-rock act, melding US noise with Euro noir electronica; but thankfully, an instinct for great pop still survives..."76.37178

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Alternative Press (p.158) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Finally,' a waking dream with a quirky backbeat and driving chorus, is the best song they've ever written."76.25401

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"There's a wealth of archive footage alongside the interviews, which shows how great a live act the band could be..."Sight and Sound61.23865

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Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, pp.103-4) - "...Some of the best singles of the '90s..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (11/00, p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A bloody good group...whizzing through the history of Blur in fractionally under 80 minutes..."Melody Maker (11/7/00, p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...16 fantastic tracks....they could justifiably call themselves the most important band of the '90s..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.108) - "...Cherry-picks from the singles....it's all pretty essential stuff....But you've probably got them anyway, right?"NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.79) - Ranked #1 in NME's "Top 5 Compilations Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (10/28/00, p.39) - 9 out of 10 - "...Brilliant....monuments to the power of pop..."61.14453

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Entertainment Weekly (12/1/00, pp.103-4) - "...Some of the best singles of the '90s..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.95) - Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".Q (11/00, p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A bloody good group...whizzing through the history of Blur in fractionally under 80 minutes..."Melody Maker (11/7/00, p.56) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...16 fantastic tracks....they could justifiably call themselves the most important band of the '90s..."Mojo (Publisher) (11/00, p.108) - "...Cherry-picks from the singles....it's all pretty essential stuff....But you've probably got them anyway, right?"NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.79) - Ranked #1 in NME's "Top 5 Compilations Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (10/28/00, p.39) - 9 out of 10 - "...Brilliant....monuments to the power of pop..."61.14453

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blur went from wanna-be's to provocateurs to artistes to world travelers...[and] remained fascinating with each mood change."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert,' 'Stereotypes,' 'Badhead' -- all wildly different, all in their own ways shining a light on the British condition easily the equal to Ray Davies' work with The Kinks."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless take on Blur's 20-year career, MIDLIFE charts the rich, often sad music being made behind the jaunty character sketches."46.01889

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Rolling Stone (p.84) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Blur went from wanna-be's to provocateurs to artistes to world travelers...[and] remained fascinating with each mood change."Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert,' 'Stereotypes,' 'Badhead' -- all wildly different, all in their own ways shining a light on the British condition easily the equal to Ray Davies' work with The Kinks."Uncut (magazine) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless take on Blur's 20-year career, MIDLIFE charts the rich, often sad music being made behind the jaunty character sketches."46.01889

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Rolling Stone (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Advert' and 'Pressure on Julian' anticipate the full-throttle indie-rock swerve on the '97 hit BLUR, with more Kinks and David Bowie in the clamor."Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...tears into a rough-and-tumble Kinksian landscape with gusto...a watertight package...."Alternative Press (11/93, p.64) - "...[MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH] is pleasant, non-threatening, and an awful lot of fun..."Audio Magazine (2/94, p.82) - "...Blur brings some elan to this rite of passage, with riveting guitar work and more variety than on their 1991 debut, LEISURE...."NME (Magazine) (12/25/93, p.66) - Ranked #7 in New Musical Express' list of `The Top 50 LPs Of 1993'NME (Magazine) (5/8/93, p.31) - (7) - Very Good - "...[MODERN LIFE] looks great...it's a London odyssey crammed full of strange commuters, Peeping Thomases and lost dreams...you can put those idiot Suede comparisons away now..."45.95227

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The clubby, adventurous pop on her sixth album...would have made a fine follow-up to 2003's IN THE ZONE."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[H]alfway through, CIRCUS shifts from defiant booty calls to subtler material; suddenly, it's a first-rate electro-pop album." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.41) - "From the synthy open of 'Womanizer' to the regretful ache spurring 'Blur,' CIRCUS gives Brit pop a whole new meaning, as the singer does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer."Blender (Magazine) (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]andy-coated bangers that move beyond freaky tantrums and into Madonna-type provocation."0.4936824

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Rolling Stone (p.92) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The clubby, adventurous pop on her sixth album...would have made a fine follow-up to 2003's IN THE ZONE."Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[H]alfway through, CIRCUS shifts from defiant booty calls to subtler material; suddenly, it's a first-rate electro-pop album." -- Grade: BBillboard (p.41) - "From the synthy open of 'Womanizer' to the regretful ache spurring 'Blur,' CIRCUS gives Brit pop a whole new meaning, as the singer does double duty as a dance diva and brokenhearted balladeer."Blender (Magazine) (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[C]andy-coated bangers that move beyond freaky tantrums and into Madonna-type provocation."0.4520619

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Mojo (Publisher) (8/03, p.112) - 5 out of 5 stars - "Intended to bridge the gap between folk and blues, this comp blurs the genres..."0.3768675

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JazzTimes (p.83) - "Bearde effectively channels the younger Rawls' ability to blur the lines between jazz, soul and blues."0.3768675

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "This album takes itself very seriously, the music a livid, punk rock blur to match the blind fury and ultimate sadness of the lyrics."0.3768675

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Kerrang (Magazine) (p.54) - "This album takes itself very seriously, the music a livid, punk rock blur to match the blind fury and ultimate sadness of the lyrics."0.3768675

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Rolling Stone (No. 985, p.78) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...This wide-ranging but discriminating disc blurs the lines between rock and techno...."0.3768675

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[R]emarkably consistent and thematically sound, it's so well-sequenced that its 25 tracks fly by in a glorious, easygoing blur..."0.3768675

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FACTORY FLOOR blurs the lines between human and machine and back again, and is very hard to argue with."0.3768675

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FACTORY FLOOR blurs the lines between human and machine and back again, and is very hard to argue with."0.3768675

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[They] carry on Australia's reputation for madness with their second album...which blurs the ever-thinning lines between death metal and noise."0.3768675

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