4 Strange but goodSKAface | 22/04/2009 | See all SKAface's reviews (8)Everybody has the album 'blur: the best of' right? Parklife, Country House, Song 2 etc etc, we all know the good ones. I like blur, and so do my mates, but we are all judging blur on the 'best of' album. Being a music fan, I felt I needed to purchase an actual blur album rather than a 'best of', so I stumbled across this. It takes a few plays to appreciate this album, but there are some classic tracks on here (aside from song 2 and beetlebum). The majority of the album is a fine mixture of catchy acoustics and distorted riffs, and above all else great lyrics. 'You're so great' somehow stinks of Paul Weller. 'Chinese bombs' is great if you like the fast and furious punk style of 'song 2,' which I love. 'Strange news from another star' wouldn't look out of place on 'The White Album,' while 'Essex Dogs' is pure poetry, but you have to really listen to the lyrics to appreciate it. Don't judge this album right away, listen to it a few times. It may not be a judged as a classic, but after listening to it over and over it is becoming one of my favourite albums.