Blur – Parklife – 20 year reissue – LP
This 1994 classic release reissue is Britpop shoegaze par excellence, being a) Blur with Damon Albarn at the helm and b) released at the height of the new indie explosion coming out of Britain in the 90s-2000s.
Parklife, the single release from the album, caned the awards tally: Brit Award for British Single, Brit Award for British Video, NME Award for Best Music Video. Other hit singles from the album are “Girls & Boys”, “End of a Century” and “To the End”.
Strange musical FAQ: Did you know that Blur opened for The Cramps in a 1990 US tour? Listen to the album here.
Why this album is important (from Wiki):
Certified four times platinum in the United Kingdom, in the year following its release the album came to define the emerging Britpop scene, along with the album Definitely Maybe by rivals Oasis. Britpop in turn would form the backbone of the broader Cool Britannia movement. Parklife therefore has attained a cultural significance above and beyond its considerable sales and critical acclaim, cementing its status as a landmark in British rock music. It has sold over five million copies worldwide.
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