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by thespider
29 Jul 2019, 11:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham in the studio with Duran Duran...
Replies: 17
Views: 4773

Re: Graham in the studio with Duran Duran...

Their last album Paper Gods was their best since the self titled "Wedding album", so quite looking forward to this.
by thespider
06 Dec 2018, 14:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 149745

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

hi, thespider - I have been playing the original TGTBTQ album for the first time in twelve years. I think it has a slight edge over 'Merrie Land'. For me, the self-titled GBQ album is a 7.5/10. The title track is one of the best things Albarn has ever done. It's phenomenal. But yeah, it really seem...
by thespider
05 Dec 2018, 16:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 149745

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

hi, thespider - I have been playing the original TGTBTQ album for the first time in twelve years. I think it has a slight edge over 'Merrie Land'. For me, the self-titled GBQ album is a 7.5/10. The title track is one of the best things Albarn has ever done. It's phenomenal. But yeah, it really seem...
by thespider
01 Dec 2018, 13:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 149745

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Why do you hate it? I just can't find a decent tune in almost all of it. It feels like Damon has gone for this really dainty, meandering and twee sound but the songs don't have strong enough melodies to pull it off. I still listen to the first GBQ album quite regularly but I'm really disappointed w...
by thespider
29 Nov 2018, 23:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 149745

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Sorry if I sound like a naysayer, but could someone tell me a song on Merrie Land that they rate as highly as anything on GBQ's debut?

I really want to like, I'm such a huge fan of Blur and Albarn but I'm actually hating this album. :(
by thespider
22 Nov 2018, 22:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 149745

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

So is it just me who (so far) thinks that Merrie Land is dreary bollocks?

Four listens in and it's boring the tits off me. 6/10 at best.
by thespider
23 Oct 2018, 14:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 607983

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Was listening to The Magic Whip only yesterday. I can listen to the album all the way through without skipping any tracks, something that isn't true of Leisure or TGE. I think it's absolutely excellent. Considering they only worked on it for about 3 weeks after such a long break from recording an al...
by thespider
17 Oct 2018, 10:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 26244

Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Shame it wasn't busy but great that the American fans got to see him live, finally.
by thespider
02 Aug 2018, 14:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dave in the new Slaves vid
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: Dave in the new Slaves vid

Saw this earlier, nice :)

Great band, Slaves. Liking the Graham Coxon vibe on their new song. Looking forward to catching them on the next tour.
by thespider
12 Jun 2018, 15:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 93865

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

So "Humility" is the first Gorillaz single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 years. And it's one of only four Gorillaz songs to do so (Clint Eastwood #57, Feel Good Inc.#14, Dare #87). That's awesome. it's also reached #81 in the UK and is Gorillaz's highest charting single since Doncamatic (#37...
by thespider
02 Jun 2018, 13:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 607983

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Don't think bonus tracks/discs count.
by thespider
01 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 210964

Re: general blur thread

Coffee and TV got awarded a silver disc in the UK last week (200,000 copies sold). That puts it on the same level of sales as Girls and Boys, Parklife, The Universal and Beetlebum.

Also, the Gorillaz album "G-Sides" got a silver certificate (60,000 copies sold).
by thespider
01 Jun 2018, 22:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3711
Views: 607983

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

The Magic Whip is absolutely excellent. 8.5/10 for me. the only thing stopping it being a 9/10 is that there isn't a punk song with a BIG FUCK OFF DISTORTED GRAHAM RIFF. I Broadcast almost manages it but he sounds a bit restrained. I still like that song but I couldn't put it next to Bugman or Coping.
by thespider
22 May 2018, 15:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: WigWam Appreciation Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: WigWam Appreciation Thread

I can almost hear Graham sighing and saying "Oh FFS Alex" :D
by thespider
28 Feb 2018, 00:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album
Replies: 61
Views: 17252

Re: "The End of the F***ing World" - full soundtrack album

Bus Stop is his best song since Freakin' Out. Love the guitar sound on the intro. So echoey.