I would've expected it to not be very good from the reviews, but it turned out better than I expected. There's No Other Way is ace.
And Kei: Damon really doesn't like it. He said once "I've made two bad records. The first record, which is awful, and The Great Escape, which was messy."
It is sad that the U.S release switched songs around and removed the song "Sing".. Such a shame, but I do agree very Underrated, and mushes in perfect with the time. Of both (Shoegaze and Madchester) 86-92. Overall grade (B)
my version doesn't have "Sing" on it *sniff*, & it has "I Know" instead... & "There's no other Way" is 2nd... but anyway, this was the 1st Blur album i ever got. TNOW was the 1st Blur song i ever heard in '91, & i used to listen to it on the schoolbus constantly... i was hooked!!! unfortunately, i didn't get into them until later in the decade, but they eventually joined my top 10 list of favorite 90s bands (they're in my top 5 now), & certainly my favorite British 90s band :) i don't see why Damon thought this was bad either, which is also what i've read... i just love this too much!!!