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Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish

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Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish

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Modern Life Is Rubbish is the second studio album by the English alternative rock band Blur, released in May 1993.

…For the album, Blur underwent an image makeover championed by frontman Damon Albarn. The band incorporated influences from traditional British guitar-pop groups such as the Kinks and the Small Faces, and the resulting sound was melodic and lushly produced, featuring brass, woodwind and backing vocalists. Albarn's lyrics on Modern Life Is Rubbish use "poignant humour and Ray Davies characterisation to investigate the dreams, traditions and prejudices of suburban England", according to writer David Cavanagh.

Modern Life Is Rubbish was a moderate chart success in the UK; the album peaked at number 15, while the singles taken from the album charted in the Top 30. Applauded by the music press, the album's Anglocentric rhetoric rejuvenated the group's fortunes after their post-Leisure slump. Modern Life Is Rubbish is regarded as one of the defining releases of the Britpop scene, and its chart-topping follow-ups—Parklife and The Great Escape—saw Blur emerge as one of Britain's leading pop acts. – Wiki

“…strong grooves (Dave Rowntree’s Mooning about on “Oily Water” is especially effective) and Graham Coxon’s inventive chord work ambushes expectations. Their true metier though is on the likes of “Turn It Up”, an upbeat slice of lightweight but nevertheless joyous pop brimming with nonsense lyrics, neat hooks all coated with a gloopy dollop of blissed-out glee.” – BBC

“Blur’s ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’… changed the landscape of the UK music scene, making way for a new wave of British pop music. The band’s second album brought Britpop into focus; it was the culmination of something that had been gathering pace since the release of ‘Popscene’ the previous year.” – NME

Item description:

Artist:

Blur

Title:

Modern Life is Rubbish

Label:

Food, Parlophone

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold

Pressing:

UK & Europe

Release Date:

2012

Genre:

Rock

Style:

Brit Pop

Catalog No:

FOODLPX9, 5099962483919

Condition:

New