blur-box

Today, we’re giving away the commemorative Blur 21 box set, a collection that’s out at the end of the month. Here’s what it includes:

To enter the sweeps, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Blur song via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). Sweepstakes ends 8/8 at 6 PM EST.

Tags:  
Comments (372)
  1. To the End

  2. Battery in your leg.

  3. End Of A Century

  4. This is a Low. Though we all know it’s a tough call.

  5. For Tomorrow, the opening track of Modern Life is Rubbish. The song is always sure to bring a smile to my face.

  6. To The End

  7. I’m a charmless man, give me the box!

  8. Coffee & TV

  9. Charmless Man

  10. Growing up in a small Midwestern town, my introduction to Blur came via mainstream radio and video outlets. Late nights spent soaking up content intended for hip twenty-somethings was my conduit to a world of which my adolescent self could only dream. In ’97 I was too young, too ‘merican to be aware of Brit Rock’s cultural relevance. So, when “Song #2″ entered regular rotation locally, Blur was already a hard and fast staple in Gen-X circles around the globe. But to me — age 13 and yearning for escape — Blur’s most ubiquitous single was a revelation. As a result, I rummaged through my local Circuit City until I curled my clammy digits around a copy of their self-titled LP (that’s right; I saw poster-plastered record stores manned by beleaguered slacker-types as fantastical places that existed only on film.) I listened to Blur endlessly: My Discman spooged pop-tinged melancholy throughout family trips and daily school-bus rides. Despite my angsty purview, the records sunny, uncertain optimism moved me. Not because I got it, but because someone out there appeared to get me. I was, even at age 13, akin to the titular character of what has remained my favorite Blur song: “Country Sad Ballad Man.”

  11. Song 2. I’ll be that guy.

  12. I love, love, love “Tender.”

  13. The Universal

  14. It’s a tossup between “Essex Dogs” and “This Is A Low”. It’s songs like this where Damon Albarn and crew went from being just another Brit pop band to being a Beatles to the alternative generation. They had their singles, but they also had stuff that seriously messed with your head. It’s places like this where it was obvious that Gorillaz, GB&Q, and Rocket Juice & The Moon would happen eventually. It’s also songs like this where you see that Blur definitely had a finite lifespan, and why they are having so much trouble putting a comeback album together.

  15. Young and Lovely.

  16. Death Of A Party, crazy haunted beautiful song.

  17. Girls & Boys was my first favorite of theirs, so why not.

  18. End of the Century.

  19. Beetlebum.

    The chorus of Young and Lovely is pretty darn nifty too.

    gimme gimme gimme

  20. this is a low

  21. Beetlebum. ‘Nuff said.

  22. This is a Low

  23. End of a Century.

  24. End of a Century

  25. I’m Just a Killer for Your Love

  26. The Universal

  27. No Distance Left To Run. that shit kills me

  28. To The End. Or anything else from Parklife, really.

  29. I feel bad picking just one, but I think it’s going to have to be ‘This Is A Low’

  30. The Universal

  31. Look Inside America

  32. Essex Dogs.

  33. The Universal – just gorgeous, gorgeous

  34. You’re So Great

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post, reply to, or rate a comment.

%s1 / %s2