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Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur


Download links and information about Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur by Blur. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 32 tracks with total duration of 02:01:34 minutes.

Artist: Blur
Release date: 2009
Genre: Electronica, Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 32
Duration: 02:01:34
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No. Title Length
1. Beetlebum 5:05
2. Girls and Boys (7'' Mix) 4:19
3. For Tomorrow (Visit to Primrose Hill Extended) 6:01
4. Coffee and TV (Radio Edit) 5:18
5. Out of Time 3:53
6. Blue Jeans 3:53
7. Song 2 2:01
8. Bugman 4:51
9. He Thought of Cars 4:16
10. Death of a Party 4:15
11. The Universal 4:00
12. Sing 6:01
13. This Is a Low 5:00
14. Tender 7:41
15. She's So High (Single Version) 3:50
16. Chemical World 3:53
17. Good Song 3:07
18. Parklife 3:07
19. Advert 3:44
20. Popscene 3:15
21. Stereotypes 3:12
22. Trimm Trabb 5:36
23. Bad Head 3:28
24. Strange News from Another Star 4:03
25. Battery In Your Leg 3:20
26. Blur Talking About Girls and Boys In October, 2000 2:03
27. Blur Talking About Song 2 In October, 2000 2:18
28. Blur Talking About Tender In October, 2000 1:05
29. Blur Talking About Coffee and TV In October, 2000 1:03
30. Blur Talking About Parklife In October, 2000 2:42
31. Blur Talking About Beetlebum In October, 2000 2:08
32. Blur Talking About the Universal In October, 2000 3:06



Released in conjunction with their 2009 reunion, the double-disc career retrospective Midlife emphasizes Blur's early psychedelic grind — halfway between Syd Barrett and shoegazing — along with their post-Brit-pop indie makeover, giving somewhat short shrift to the band's pop prime, cutting out four of the band's big hits ("There's No Other Way," "Country House," "End of the Century," and "Charmless Man") in favor of album tracks that play into the thesis that Blur were as somber and serious a guitar band as Radiohead. Of course, Blur did rival Radiohead, recording some of the greatest guitar rock of the '90s, but that was only one facet of the band: they were also a bright, artful pop band, cleverly twisting '60s traditions and post-punk styles into the present. Elements of this Blur are evident in "Girls & Boys" and "Parklife," hits so big they couldn't be ignored, and while Midlife could have used a heavier dose of this side of Blur, there's not a bad track here, and the set also brings their glorious, epoch-creating single "Popscene" back into circulation, so Midlife has some considerable value.