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by dougharrison
Today, 14:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

jonathas wrote:
Today, 08:42
It's because it sounds like Gorillaz!
Which Gorillaz song/album does it sound like/belong on?
by dougharrison
23 Sep 2020, 19:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It doesn't have any amazing songs , but I'd also argue that it has some really good, under appreciated tunes. My Terracotta Heart, for example, in my opinion is one of the most underrated Blur songs ever. And I'd also argue that it barely has any filler. It's a 7/10 album, maybe 8/10 for some. Spac...
by dougharrison
23 Sep 2020, 14:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Not saying Magic Whip is the worst thing he's ever done - just the most disappointing. I didn't have high hopes for Now Now or AIW. But I certainly did for TMW as it was the first proper Blur album in nearly 20 years and, to my ears, it's easily the worst. Doesn't contain a single great song - just...
by dougharrison
22 Sep 2020, 22:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Yo - not actually bovvered whether he focuses on Blur or Gorillas TBH. The last Blur album was, for me, the most disappointing thing he's ever been involved with. I'd just like there to be a bit more quality control on his songs, however he decides to badge them. Someone at the record company to sa...
by dougharrison
13 Sep 2020, 18:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I agree, that is not the only factor. This might be unpopular, but Damon was probably more interested in working with Tony Allen and Paul Simonson on a project than he was with Dave and Alex . Tony and Paul are (or I should say were RIP Tony) full time musicians. 50% of Blur stopped being full time...
by dougharrison
13 Sep 2020, 18:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

No. The sad truth is that there are not as many people interested in hearing a Blur album than there is a Gorillaz album. Damon's songs and ideas will reach more people if he uses Gorillaz as his outlet. I'd love a new Blur album, but that would only interest Blur fans and hardcore Gorillaz fans. N...
by dougharrison
10 Sep 2020, 17:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

And another possible slight format tweak for those who care about the artwork, according to my local independent they are offering the double CD with "alternate sleeve". Unclear if this is an indie store exclusive, or if it's merely that the deluxe and standard have different covers...
by dougharrison
10 Sep 2020, 17:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I'm guessing the CD included with the Almanac is likely to be the standard version of the album?

EDIT: Just found a description from the Gorillaz store (via google as couldn't find it on the site) The Almanac CD is described as

"Season One of Song Machine

10 tracks

Available October 2020"
by dougharrison
28 Aug 2020, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: Don't bomb when you are the bomb
Replies: 27
Views: 1749

Re: Don't bomb when you are the bomb

Nah, it was trailed in the press weeks before it came out. I was away in New York at the time and had time to prime an ex-girlfriend to get up at 4am in the morning and go and queue for it outside Resident Records in Brighton. Agree it was a limited release for Record Store Day and thus not a conve...
by dougharrison
26 Jul 2020, 10:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur fan first and foremost or Damon Albarn fan?
Replies: 32
Views: 2931

Re: Blur fan first and foremost or Damon Albarn fan?

Definitely Blur first and foremost, but I suspect this might well be something where age is a big factor. Damon's other projects I find hit and miss, I will always give them a go (both Damon and Graham's other projects) and give it more opportunity than other artists, thinking Thom Yorke, James Dean...
by dougharrison
22 Jul 2020, 13:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Just listened to Pac-man and really enjoyed it, great video too (have they given up on telling a longer narrative story these days?) I thought Damon's vocals were actually the weakest part. Actually, I really like damon's vocals, doing all those little noises he did back on the first gorillaz album...
by dougharrison
22 Jul 2020, 13:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10653

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

stephen wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 08:06


I really like Fools Day, no idea why it's not on spotify.
Guessing originally because it was for RSD, then largely forgotten about afterwards by the public in general
by dougharrison
21 Jul 2020, 21:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 247
Views: 73038

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Just listened to Pac-man and really enjoyed it, great video too (have they given up on telling a longer narrative story these days?) I thought Damon's vocals were actually the weakest part.
by dougharrison
21 Jul 2020, 21:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10653

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Rubi wrote:
21 Jul 2020, 19:43
I think Bang is the most underrated Blur song ever. That, or Music Is My Radar.
Fools Day for my money, an understated classic that's largely forgotten
by dougharrison
20 Jul 2020, 22:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 86
Views: 10653

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Not for me. Think Tank for me is their worst album. I find it almost unlistenable apart from Out of Time. It's got bits I love - On the Way to the Club, Me White Noise, OOT, Good Song, Battery in Your Leg (i love Gene by Gene too but thats a small minority). Plenty I'll skip too, Morroccan..., Brot...