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by thespider
15 Feb 2021, 13:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Girls and Boys reaches 100 million milestone on Spotify
Replies: 30
Views: 2627

Re: Girls and Boys reaches 100 million milestone on Spotify

Yeah it is quite curious to see Ghost Ship have more plays than both Country House and Beetlebum. They were number 1 singles! :lol:
by thespider
11 Dec 2020, 14:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur have vague plans on a new reunion - The Times Oct 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 3821

Re: Blur have vague plans on a new reunion - The Times Oct 2020

daii wrote:
26 Oct 2020, 21:15
to be fair, i don't think anything related to blur is possible until 2022: next year gorillaz is going to be touring for most of the year and then damon is doing the "The Nearer the fountain" thing and playing some dates as well.
Plus Graham is mega busy with writing soundtracks.
by thespider
02 Dec 2020, 11:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 4623

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

stephen wrote:
02 Dec 2020, 10:44
Maybe your right, maybe we aren't aiming high enough. A current pop artist would be great
I wouldn't say it's unrealistic either.
by thespider
02 Dec 2020, 09:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 4623

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

Kate Bush is so eclectic and brilliant, I'm sure she could bring something to Gorillaz. Bruno Mars. Just because he's one of the best pop artists of the past 10 years and I can imagine Gorillaz doing a really fun pop song with him. Janelle Monae. Same reason. Trent Reznor. He's a genius. Damon is a ...
by thespider
20 Nov 2020, 20:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damons acting debut
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Damons acting debut

I'd describe his performance as passable. They clearly cast a famous pop star to help market the film to a younger audience. The trouble is, he was playing a teenage kid but he was about 29 at the time. Damon's natural speaking voice is quite deep and for some reason he made his voice higher to suit...
by thespider
10 Nov 2020, 16:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 517
Views: 141770

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Song Machine has dropped from number 2 in its first week to number 33, just behind the re-release of What's The Story Morning Glory.

THE BLUR v OASIS RIVALRY IS ALIVE AND WELL IN 2020! BRING IT! :twisted:
by thespider
29 Sep 2020, 16:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 517
Views: 141770

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Ghost Ship has more than triple the plays of any of the other songs on that album on Spotify and half a decade after its release is still in the top 5 currently most played Blur songs. Mildly surprising that more people have listened to Ghost Ship than either The Universal or Beetlebum on Spotify. ...
by thespider
06 Jul 2020, 21:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 13
Views: 4119

Blur record sales update

So last week, Girls & Boys was upgraded from a silver to a gold disc in the UK (400,000 sales). Yay!

Great to have confirmation that people are still listening. I'd imagine this certification is from streams?
Do people even still purchase mp3s anymore?
by thespider
15 Feb 2020, 15:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 517
Views: 141770

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Slaves are the best punk band to emerge from the UK in at least 25 years. They're huge Blur fans so this must have been a dream project for them.

Love the song.
by thespider
29 Jul 2019, 11:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham in the studio with Duran Duran...
Replies: 17
Views: 12578

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: 284714

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: 284714

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: 284714

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: 284714

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: 284714

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.