Remember the Blur vs. Oasis Britpop feud? I was solidly on Team Blur, and happy when this song hit number one over "Roll With It" and made Noel wish that Damon and Alex would "catch aids and die".
Back in the day, I thought The Great Escape sounded like a lost Kinks record from the mid-60s. "Country House" is essentially the Kinks' "House In The Country" and "Charmless Man" is essentially "Well Respected Man", but the rest of the album hasn't aged that well (at least for me). But give me "Country House" over "Roll With It" any day of the week.