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by Mallard No. 22
14 Sep 2021, 20:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Superstate by Graham Coxon
Replies: 61
Views: 11660

Re: Superstate by Graham Coxon

I've noticed that a number of (to my mind) big records by important artists have largely fallen off the reviews/round-ups circuit.... I think perhaps people of our generation just have to accept that our favourite artists are just not as bankable or interesting to the mass-market as we'd like them ...
by Mallard No. 22
14 Sep 2021, 20:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 170
Views: 70484

Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Good points windymiller - I am not against progress, but the 'old days' seemed more definitive :)
by Mallard No. 22
14 Sep 2021, 20:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham on Phil Taggart's slacker podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Graham on Phil Taggart's slacker podcast

I suppose it is easy to mix up 'She's So High' and 'There's No Other Way' :mrgreen:

The former being the first hit single, and the latter being the first BIG hit single, certainly in the UK
by Mallard No. 22
26 Aug 2021, 17:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 170
Views: 70484

Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Yes I like both singles - 'Polaris' by Damon and 'Yoga Town' by Graham.

I agree it is great that they are both getting BBC 6Music airplay.

If this was the 90s, they would both be top ten hits :)
by Mallard No. 22
12 Aug 2021, 21:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 170
Views: 70484

Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

JackS wrote:
20 Jul 2021, 08:22
My favourite comment there is 'Noel Gallager is the Noddy Holder to Albarn's Bowie.'
:D a great comment.
by Mallard No. 22
17 Jun 2021, 22:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: "Caught Beneath The Landslide" Britpop compilation
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Re: "Caught Beneath The Landslide" Britpop compilation

An interesting track list on that album. And it is best not to define the boundaries of musical genres. There are many overlaps - Radiohead can readily tie-in with the out & out 'Britpop' of that period, just as e.g. David Bowie overlapped with the teenybop aspect of 'glam' (The Sweet etc). However,...
by Mallard No. 22
24 Mar 2021, 10:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: How To Dress like Damon Albarn
Replies: 14
Views: 7966

Re: How To Dress like Damon Albarn

Moritz wrote:
09 Mar 2021, 13:37
I always liked the 1997-Blur era style with cargo and baggy trousers, logo shirts and jumpers. Also notable are his Vans and Adidas (since Parklife) and white trainers.
Yes, agree.
by Mallard No. 22
24 Feb 2021, 20:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 532
Views: 207852

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Yes I agree, very good points Styopa.
by Mallard No. 22
17 Feb 2021, 08:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 532
Views: 207852

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Yes, I hesitate to say that there was any loss of potency, though I tend to judge it by top ten single success.
by Mallard No. 22
16 Feb 2021, 20:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 532
Views: 207852

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Sledge Hammer wrote:
14 Feb 2021, 09:18
The 91/93/94/95/97/99 run of Blur albums is simply amazing, Gorillaz and the rest of it comes nowhere near.
I agree about the run of Blur albums, but the first two Gorillaz albums and 'Happiness In Magazines' by Graham were also very good.
by Mallard No. 22
23 Dec 2020, 20:42
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas 2020!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2654

Re: Merry Christmas 2020!!

Merry Christmas stephen :)
by Mallard No. 22
23 Dec 2020, 20:34
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2789
Views: 1065767

Re: The Beatles Thread

I like Paul, but to be polite, he is now looking and sounding his age :cry: , in comparison to e.g. Mick Jagger who seems to be wearing the years quite well.
by Mallard No. 22
17 Dec 2020, 20:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: 1994 US Tour
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: 1994 US Tour

I think that Blur had plenty to be going on with in the UK in autumn 1994, and a prolonged north American tour would have been a distraction.
by Mallard No. 22
28 Nov 2020, 19:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3744
Views: 1376679

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Yes, in the original run of albums, or certainly up to '13', Blur were the main thing happening at the time.
by Mallard No. 22
24 Nov 2020, 08:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3744
Views: 1376679

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Just played it again the other day, and it seems to stand up very well in comparison to the original (1991-2003) run of albums.