She's So High [12"]

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The very first release by Blur actually holds up well after everything else the band did, but it's easy to understand why Main's Robert Hampson had nothing but contempt for the "silly little druggy songs" that Albarn and company used to create. Because that's what "She's So High" is, from the title on down, though whatever obvious silliness is afoot is tempered by two things: the steady, descending chime of the music and Albarn's sighing, melancholic singing, ironically more effective than his later attempt at depth with "Tender." Both B-sides on the 12" release also ended up on Leisure: the baggier-than-thou "I Know," pure indie dance, 1990 beats and all, and "Sing," a wonderfully dramatic song that missed the American version of Leisure but resurfaced on the Trainspotting soundtrack.