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Blur: The Best of

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%.

Track listing

Disc one

All tracks written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, and Dave Rowntree.

  1. "Beetlebum" (from Blur) – 5:05
  2. "Song 2" (from Blur) – 2:02
  3. "There's No Other Way" (from Leisure) – 3:14
  4. "The Universal" (from The Great Escape) – 4:00
  5. "Coffee & TV" (Edit) (from 13) – 5:18
  6. "Parklife" (from Parklife) – 3:07
  7. "End of a Century" (from Parklife) – 2:47
  8. "No Distance Left to Run" (from 13) – 3:26
  9. "Tender" (from 13) – 7:41
  10. "Girls & Boys" (Edit) (from Parklife) – 4:18
  11. "Charmless Man" (from The Great Escape) – 3:33
  12. "She's So High" (Edit) (from Leisure) – 3:49
  13. "Country House" (from The Great Escape) – 3:57
  14. "To the End" (Edit) (from Parklife) – 3:51
  15. "On Your Own" (from Blur) – 4:27
  16. "This Is a Low" (From Parklife) – 5:02
  17. "For Tomorrow" (Visit To Primrose Hill Extended) (from Modern Life Is Rubbish) – 6:02
  18. "Music Is My Radar" (album exclusive track) – 5:29

Disc two (Limited Edition)

Recorded live at Wembley Arena, 11 December 1999.

  1. "She's So High" – 5:24
  2. "Girls & Boys" – 4:21
  3. "To The End" – 4:08
  4. "End of a Century" – 3:00
  5. "Stereotypes" – 3:27
  6. "Charmless Man" – 3:31
  7. "Beetlebum" – 6:09
  8. "M.O.R." – 3:09
  9. "Tender" – 6:20
  10. "No Distance Left to Run" – 4:09

VHS/DVD

  1. "She's So High"
  2. "There's No Other Way"
  3. "Bang"
  4. "Popscene"
  5. "For Tomorrow"
  6. "Chemical World"
  7. "Sunday Sunday"
  8. "Girls & Boys"
  9. "Parklife"
  10. "End of a Century"
  11. "To the End"
  12. "Country House"
  13. "The Universal"
  14. "Stereotypes"
  15. "Charmless Man"
  16. "Song 2"
  17. "On Your Own"
  18. "M.O.R."
  19. "Beetlebum"
  20. "Tender"
  21. "Coffee & TV"
  22. "No Distance Left to Run"

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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