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BlurModern Life Is Rubbish

Genre:Rock
Style:Britpop, Indie Rock
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Tracklist

For Tomorrow4:18
Advert3:43
Colin Zeal3:14
Pressure On Julian3:30
Star Shaped3:25
Blue Jeans3:53
Chemical World4:02
Intermission2:27
Sunday Sunday2:36
Oily Water4:59
Miss America5:34
Villa Rosie3:54
Coping3:23
Turn It Up3:21
Resigned5:13
Commercial Break0:56

Credits (19)

Notes

Blur's second album, a rebranding of the band's sound and image, was to provide the template for the forthcoming Britpop movement that would revitalize Britain in the mid-1990s.

Stylorouge, Blur's graphic designers, described the process of designing "Modern Life Is Rubbish" for the group: "Blur's second album arrived, replete with a parochial greetings card-style image — modes of transport were chosen as a way to illustrate the downfall of standards in Britain; a populist oil painting of the famous Mallard steam train was accompanied by 1950's 'Festival Of Britain' typography."

The American pressings feature the demo version of "Chemical World" as the record company there felt the version of that song was better suited to that market. It is a slightly different mix than the one that features on CD2 of the UK single release with a different intro and the drums are louder.
"Young And Lovely" and "Popscene" were originally exclusive to the Japanese pressings of Modern Life Is Rubbish.

Modern Life Is Rubbish-era singles:
Popscene (non-album single released before the album)
For Tomorrow
Chemical World
Sunday Sunday

Related releases:
UK-only promotional samplers
Basically Blur, a UK-only promotional disc with acoustic versions and interviews
Starshaped, a tour film

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