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Modern Life Is Rubbish

Blur

Modern Life Is Rubbish

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  • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.

Type: Album

Sampling: 44,1 kHz

Source: CD

Tracks: 14

Language: English

Total size: 136.16 Mb

Year: 1993

Total price: $1.68


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1
$0.12
320
04:20
10.02 Mb
2
$0.12
320
03:45
8.69 Mb
3
$0.12
320
03:16
7.57 Mb
4
$0.12
320
03:32
8.17 Mb
5
$0.12
320
03:27
7.98 Mb
6
$0.12
320
03:55
9.04 Mb
7
$0.12
320
06:34
15.11 Mb
8
$0.12
320
02:38
6.13 Mb
9
$0.12
320
05:01
11.56 Mb
10
$0.12
320
05:35
12.87 Mb
11
$0.12
320
03:55
9.06 Mb
12
$0.12
320
03:25
7.91 Mb
13
$0.12
320
03:22
7.81 Mb
14
$0.12
320
06:11
14.25 Mb


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Blur's second studio album "Modern Life is Rubbish" was released before many people had even heard of them. And despite being arguably one of their best pieces, the album only peaked at number 15 in the UK album charts. However it did win them favour among critics and opened the door to the popularity they would soon go on to enjoy through the release of Parklife.

The album opens with For Tomorrow, and immedietely lends the ear something you can really latch onto. It grabs your attention, it's lively and energetic, and straight away you know you're dealing with a group worth listening to.

Advert & Colin Zeal continue to deliver the tempo and energy set by the opening track & the guitar & vocal remain tight.
Pressure on Julian is one of the album's weaker tracks, but redeemed by the exuberant Star shaped and the slightly more melancholic (but brilliant) Blue Jeans.

Chemical World was released as a single and made it into the top 30. It's a real gem of a tune and well worth a listen.
The album is divided in two by a brief 'Intermission' which is actually a bizarre, yet remarkable piano piece which starts very slowly, and with the melody repeating gradually picks up the pace until it is being played at a phenomenal tempo. In spite of it having no lyrics, there does appear to be a subtle element of humour to it.

The second half of the album kicks off with another top 30 single 'Sunday Sunday' which boasts another upbeat tempo and cheerful melody.

Oily water isn't too disimilar to Pressure on Julian but Miss America offers a lazy respite to all the energy oozing out of this release, with it's downtempo mellow acoustic guitar tuned down a couple of octaves and a slow, lazy sounding vocal to match it brilliantly.

Coping, again kicks out a tight rhythm and a rapid vocal so reminiscent of Blur's early work, and Turn it up injects a real positive melody into the latter part of this album too.

Resigned plays out the album with a slightly more sombre, yet mellow feel to it. You get the impression from listening to this slower paced track that it was written specifically for that particular slot on the record, and leaves you feeling satisfied as if you'd just eaten a three course meal.

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