NME Readers Name ‘Parklife’ As The Best Blur Album

Released on Monday, Blur’s eighth album ‘The Magic Whip’ is a dead cert to make the Number 1 slot when the Official Albums Chart is announced this Sunday night. Graham Coxon has already said it’s his favourite of the band’s back catalogue, trumping 1994’s ‘Parklife’ and 1999’s ’13’. We asked you lot if you agreed with Coxon’s ranking and got NME readers to vote and tell us your all-time favourite Blur album, so we could compose a definitive list.

1994’s ‘Parklife’ was the runaway winner of the poll, with 1993’s ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ in second place and 1997’s ’13’ in third. Fourth position went to 1997’s ‘Blur’, with 1995’s ‘The Great Escape’ at fifth, new release ‘The Magic Whip’ at sixth, 2003’s ‘Think Tank’ seventh and 1991 debut album ‘Leisure’ last.

Blur released their latest album on April 27 and it is currently outselling the rest of the Top Five combined. Should it stay ahead of the competition, ‘The Magic Whip’ will be Blur’s sixth Number One album following ‘Parklife’, ‘The Great Escape’, ‘Blur’, ’13’ and ‘Think Tank’.