Beetlebum is apparently Liam’s favourite Blur song.
I do like the album, in particular: death of a party, Chinese bombs, you’re so great, Essex dogs. This album has quite a different sound to it compared to the last few Blur albums, which in my opinion works far better. It’s also more sound driven than song driven I think. More of a Graham Coxon led record than Damon Albarn.
Personally I like Thirteen a lot, it’s got a great sound to it and the songs are pretty consistently good and interesting. Apart from Swamp Song, which is just dire. Bugman also goes on twice as long as it needs to but otherwise it’s perfect.
Think Tank is a well structured record, still the second worst blur album, in front of the disastrous debut record.
I’m one of the few who like Leisure. It’s not a great record all around but it’s got some nice moments and the shoe gazey sound worked well for them I thought. “Sing” may be their best tune.
Where I think simplicity sky rocketed Oasis to success with DM I think it slowed any momentum blur had. The album is so basic and Damon had trouble writing the tunes. I like 'Bang' and 'There's no other way' but most of the tracks are downright boring. Birthday is a trash tune, but I see why you'd like Sing. Those are the only tracks even worth mentioning.
One of the greatest album's of the 90's, and Blur's masterpiece.
Beetlebum just ripped apart Britpop and saved Blur's career and made them far cooler then they were ever before. Song 2, On Your Own and M.O.R are fantastic singles, On your Own has hints of Albarn's Gorillaz. Some lo-fi american alternative just oozes over the whole album. Blur released good work after that and their Britpop will be the work they are more known for but Self titled is their tour de force.