Blur: The Best of is a greatest hits compilation album by English rock band Blur, first released in late 2000. It was released on CD, cassette tape, MiniDisc, double 12" vinyl record, DVD and VHS. The CD album includes 17 of Blur's 23 singles from 1990 to 2000, plus new track Music Is My Radar. A special edition of the CD version included a live CD. The DVD/VHS version contains the videos of Blur's first 22 singles. The album, which has had enduring sales, hit #3 in the band's native UK in the autumn of 2000, while denting the US charts at #186. The cover is by artist Julian Opie. The painting of this Blur album can be found at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The album's cover bears some similarity to that of Queen's 1982 disco-funk inspired Hot Space, as well as an ironic similarity to Albarn's Gorillaz album, Demon Days.
The album received a positive critical response. Of the reviews collected from notable publications by popular review aggregator website Metacritic, the album holds an overall approval rating of 88%.
The DVD has been recently been re-issued along with the original album and bonus disc as part of 3 disc set.
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