Pretty much my brother actually No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment The computer game sounds in the bridge are from a electronic pocket keychain.
General Comment "He got butane he got plastic bags " Butane can give you a cheap high if you inhale it. It's one of the stupidest ways to get stoned, actually, but it is used by some of the youth in the UK.
Especially the saxophones. General Comment well maybe damon is talking about his own experiences General Comment "Jubilee's not like anyone else" I wonder if Albarn seriously thinks that. Maybe inpeople like Jubilee were not common knowledge. Rate These Lyrics. Probably the weakest track is "Magic America", but it's still good. And not just the vocal melodies are catchy; this album has some nice basslines from James and a lot of great guitar courtesy of Coxon. The drums don't particularly stand out, but they're in time and fit the songs well, so there's nothing wrong with them either.
When you listen to the bonus material, it's clear why most of it wasn't on the original album, but there are still many good songs. Some of my favorites on the bonus disc are "Magpie", featuring a lot of awesome guitar work, "People in Europe", which is a fitting B-side to "Girls and Boys", being pretty disco-ey too, the jazzy instrumental "Beard", and "Threadneedle Street", an overall pretty mellow tune in the same vein as "Clover Over Dover".
Coxon's country parody "Red Necks" is hilarious too. The only songs on the disc I don't really care for are a 7-minute remix of "Girls and Boys" and "Alex's Song", which might be nice if James's voice weren't extremely pitched up for no good reason.
The sound quality of all the songs is exceptional; it's no wonder, as the music was remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Thankfully, the people who worked on the remasters aren't participating in the loudness war. The packaging this version comes in is nice as well. Everything is in a cool little box featuring the cover art. Lifting off the lid reveals the album and bonus disc in a card sleeve, a decent-sized booklet with a lot of liner notes, song credits, pictures, and new interviews with the band members, and some nice pictures of the band and single covers.
Overall, this album deserves all the praise it gets and makes a great addition to any music lover's collection - pick it up, you won't regret it. What did I like most? It got here right on time and livened up the afternoon. What did I like least? That UK critics are right: about half of this is filler that doesn't entirely stand up 20 years on. A very good but not quite exaltation-worthy record. I've been going through kind of a 90's music revival phase lately to remind me of just how much fun I used to have pre-career and paying real bills and all that.
I remember going to clubs in the 90's with my best friend and asking the DJ to play Girls and Boys. We thought we were so hip requesting Blur amidst all the American grunge which was also great by the way.
I also remember the cover with the crazy black dog on it that always kind of made me laugh still does. I really smiled rediscovering Blur again. Blur is fun and kind of weird sort of like good electronica mixed with punk and rock.
It seemed to me on many tracks there is a big 80's influence as well. Most of the songs are fantastic, although around song 9 there are a few in that area that I did not find as strong or as Jubilee - Blur - In The Country (CD) as a very strong beginning and end.
I don't like to compare bands to each other because I think every band holds something special but I will just say that if someone is a fan of Pulp, Oasis, Garbage, Weezer thinking of some of the bands of that time they would most likely enjoy Blur.
Blur can also be found on the Trainspotting soundtrack. All in all Parklife gave me back a little piece of the 90's best days of my life that I really miss. If you are thinking of starting a 90's collection, I would definitely say purchase Parklife and if you remember going to a club and dancing to Girls and Boys about a thousand times, then you should absolutely add Parklife to your collection.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. So very British that it did not score a major success elsewhere, the album nevertheless captures the very special atmosphere of life on the Isles in the first half of s. So much so that the inventive music combined with lyric vignettes creates indelible impressions. Yet, this time capsule is just about unsurpassable. There comes a time when you have to make a decision.
Parklife, the single was played time after time near to the time when I first joined a hospital radio station. Everybody loved it; everybody played it. I've always adored the record. However, it's never been in my collection, until I decided to look for it, at long last, and grab a copy whilst it might still be available.
And, as is the norm with me, I come across this gem of an album quite by accident. Gotta be good if Blur recorded it! And isn't it just : Two discs, full of amazing songs that I just can't get enough of. This is a cracking 2 Disc version.
Known here as the Special Edition; I'd do yourself a favour if I were you! A quasi-concept album about Britain and its Americanisation, Parklife is the peak of Blur, coming as the second part of their Britpop trilogy, after the poorly received commercially at least Modern Life Is Rubbish and before the decent The Great Escape. It also came out in the same year as Oasis' debut album shook the world's foundations and the Blur vs.
Oasis battle began. Funnily enough, unlike the Beatles vs. Beach Boys rivalry thirty years earlier, both bands produced their greatest work before even beginning their competition, Oasis with their debut and Blur with this masterpiece. Countless elements of Britain and its people are explored across this album's 53 enthralling minutes; monarchism in 'Jubilee;' everyday proletarianism in the title track; fashion trends and subcultures, as well as millenial interest in 'End Of A Century'; bank holidays on The title track is famous thanks to Phil Daniels, but really not one of the standouts here.
The elegaic Jubilee - Blur - In The Country (CD) with its chiming guitar and tasteful brass, is lovely, while 'Tracy Jacks' addresses stereotypes better than the other Jubilee - Blur - In The Country (CD) song of that name with the line 'I'd love to stay here and be normal but it's just so overrated.
Well not really. As the album that made Blur the defining Britpop band, it's also the definitive Britpop album. As an exploration of working class Britain to doolalling over the thoughts of Magic America and Bank Holidays, and just overall over-the-top pop harkening back to the four boys in mops, it's one to own. Girls and Boys: A fun, jumpy opener that kicks off by telling you Blur is in it for the entertainment, with an added touch of social commentary thst is the unifying concept of the album, Jubilee - Blur - In The Country (CD).
Tracy Jacks: No idea who Tracy Jacks is, but I'm guessing Jubilee - Blur - In The Country (CD) some young lady with a lust for life, albeit she's runs around naked, and thinks being normal is overrated. Great cowbell beat and an all round catchy number. End of a Century: The first understated acoustic number on the album is a nice little Beatlesque song.
The band takes the place of the characters from the film: Damon Albarn plays "X" and Graham Coxon is "M", both of whom are involved in a love triangle with a mysterious woman. The song was played for the series 1 finale of Channel 4 comedy-drama Misfits.
All music composed by AlbarnCoxonJames and Rowntree. All lyrics composed by Albarn. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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