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Blur – The Best Of

25 05 2010

Listened: Tuesday May 25

Back in the Britpop wars of the early 90s, I was on team Oasis. Maybe the trashiness and unpredictability of the personalities involved on the Oasis side appealed more to teenage sensibility.

Whatever the reason, I don’t own any of Blur’s non-“Best of” albums. The Best Of makes me think I should. Everyone knows Song 2, which is a good song, but is super-overplayed. I love Charmless Man (British humor again), She’s So High (90s sound nostalgia), and On Your Own (epic singalong). My Amazon wish list got a lot longer after I got this album.

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