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by semi
26 Jun 2020, 08:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 38
Views: 830

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

No, TGE has the most commercial singles in blur's career (which isn't a bad thing). Country House got me into blur, so I don't understand why there's so much hate to it. Songs that I don't like in the album are Fade Away, Mr Robinsons, Ernold Same, Dan Abnormal... leave them as b-sides and put No Mo...
by semi
21 Jun 2020, 08:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 425
Views: 133461

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015

In 5 years we had Modern Life, Parklife, The Great Escape and Blur album.
by semi
18 Jun 2020, 06:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Mile End - 25th Anniversary
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Mile End - 25th Anniversary

I think it was filmed, but not released.
by semi
31 May 2020, 19:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 5644

Re: All We Want in 13.

Not hate but he let songs meander and put way too much of his stamp on it, Tender should be a lot shorter, I don't mind his Bugman but that should be more of a remix, the live Bugman is much better and could have been a tight punk song on the album. Movin On the original is much better, his remix s...
by semi
18 May 2020, 07:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 67
Views: 27368

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

Fatboy and the barn is jumping!, it's alright, it's just tight.
by semi
17 May 2020, 18:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 67
Views: 27368

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

I have a problem with that. I don't think it was live.

And I found it quite boring to listen. I think I'll listen to it again when I want to go to sleep.
by semi
09 Apr 2020, 19:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 5644

Re: All We Want in 13.

Optigan 1 is a filler to my ears. It's not a great closer like Lot 105, Commercial Break. It's more in the line of the closer after essex dogs, but at least that one doesn't have a name.
by semi
09 Apr 2020, 18:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 35
Views: 5644

All We Want in 13.

I was listening to this song this evening and I was thinking that this should have been in 13 album. I think it would have been a good opener and a great single. This one and So You. 1- All We Want 2- Tender 3- Bugman 4- Coffee & TV 5- Swamp Song 6- BLUREMI 7- Battle 8- Mellow Song 9- So You 10- Car...
by semi
09 Apr 2020, 18:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 132
Views: 42179

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I'm not enjoying too much these new songs tbh.
by semi
17 Mar 2020, 10:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 17426

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I remember Beetlebum as a disappointment at the time in Spain (although it was nº 1 in Los 40 Principales). TGE was first album having success in Spain so, no Parklife, MLIR or Leisure was known here. However, when Beetlebum was out, I bought TGE album and I became a blur fan. Song 2 and On Your Own...
by semi
17 Mar 2020, 10:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 17426

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

People dismissing 13 because of its lacklustre nature is the same as Radiohead fans hating on Kid A (and everything that came afterwards) because they wanted more of The Bends. 13 is Blur's finest, most complex and most rewarding achievement. Their discography wouldn't be nearly as exciting if they...
by semi
27 Oct 2019, 22:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape
Replies: 36
Views: 21307

Re: The Great Escape

To me Stereotypes is one of the best blur songs and the best singles from this album. So I don't understand why everybody hates it. TGE should have been 1- Stereotypes 2- Country House 3- Best Days 4- Charmless Man 5- Topman 6- The Universal 7- He thought Of Cars 8- No Monsters In Me 9- It Could Be ...
by semi
19 Jun 2019, 06:57
Forum: Blur
Topic: Battle of Britpop: Stereotypes vs Roll With It
Replies: 6
Views: 4067

Battle of Britpop: Stereotypes vs Roll With It

Stereotypes was intended to be the lead single in The Great Escape. What would have been the result in that case?
by semi
12 Nov 2018, 14:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s
Replies: 34
Views: 16753

Re: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s

in no particular order.

Rhinestone eyes
Under the westway
Poison (With Tony and Flea)
Lonesome St
My Terracota heart
Tranz
Go Back (with Tony)
Superfast Jellyfish
Humility
Mirroball
by semi
12 Nov 2018, 13:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's voice through the years
Replies: 25
Views: 20007

Re: Damon's voice through the years

And smoking, and drinking....