- Released: November 21, 2000
- Label: Virgin Records
Entertainment Weekly - 12/1/00, pp.103-4
"...Some of the best singles of the '90s..." - Rating: A-
Q - 1/01, p.95
Included in Q's "5 Best Re-Issues of 2000".
Q - 11/00, p.1344 stars out of 5
- "...A bloody good group...whizzing through the history of Blur in fractionally under 80 minutes..."
Melody Maker - 11/7/00, p.564.5 stars out of 5
- "...16 fantastic tracks....they could justifiably call themselves the most important band of the '90s..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 11/00, p.108
"...Cherry-picks from the singles....it's all pretty essential stuff....But you've probably got them anyway, right?"
NME (Magazine) - 12/30/00, p.79Ranked #1
in NME's "Top 5 Compilations Of The Year".
NME (Magazine) - 10/28/00, p.399 out of 10
- "...Brilliant....monuments to the power of pop..."
- 2.Song 2
- 3.There's No Other Way
- 4.The Universal
- 5.Coffee and TV
- 7.End of a Century
- 8.No Distance Left to Run
- 10.Girls and Boys
- 11.Charmless Man
- 12.She's So High
- 13.Country House
- 14.To the End
- 15.On Your Own
- 16.This Is a Low
- 17.For Tomorrow
- 18.Music Is My Radar
Initial pressings of THE BEST OF included a live bonus disc.
Blur: Damon Albarn (vocals, keyboards); Graham Coxon (guitar); Alex James (bass); Dave Rowntree (drums).
Producers include: Stephen Street, William Orbit, Steve Lowell, Steve Power, Stephen Hague.
Personnel: Damon Albarn (vocals); Graham Coxon (guitar); Dave Rowntree (drums); Sean Spuehler, Damian leGassick (programming).
Audio Mixers: Al Clay; Ben Hillier.
Recording information: Embley Arena; Wembly Arena.
Photographer: Greg Williams .