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by Noke
15 Jan 2016, 18:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn OBE
Replies: 57
Views: 13603

Re: Damon Albarn OBE

I must admit, the OBE thing doesn't sit too easily. I didn't think too much of it until a couple of old friends, Blur fans, made a comment that Damon's left wing protestations fell a little bit flat when he gladly added an Order of the Empire, or whatever it's called, to his name - as if his credent...
by Noke
19 Jul 2015, 03:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: Benicassim Festival, 18 Jul 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 11992

Re: Gig: Benicassim Festival, 18 July

I just got back from this. They were excellent, everybody loved it. I can't speak for tomorrow's bands, obviously, but they blew away anyone at the festival up to now in terms of atmosphere, Noel and The Prodigy included. There were four tracks from TMW, but I don't see any problem with that. They m...
by Noke
20 Jun 2015, 23:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 420
Views: 110542

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, 20 June

Surprises me to see people slag off the left wing on here when, let's face it, blur are a left wing band. I know some people don't like to mix politics and music but it makes a difference to me at least Think you'll find that's Damons politics and not particularly the rest of the bands especially A...
by Noke
11 Jun 2015, 23:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP ("PYONGYANG" WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Replies: 434
Views: 81473

Re: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP (Round 2)

Still 'I Broadcast' for me. Bit surprised to see 'New World Towers' go, (a) because it's good, (b) because it sounds unlike anything anyone other than Damon would dream of doing, from top to bottom, totally unique. Would have thought a whole load of songs, from 'Ghost Ship' and 'Mirrorball' to 'Ice ...
by Noke
10 Jun 2015, 09:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP ("PYONGYANG" WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Replies: 434
Views: 81473

Re: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP

How on earth can Blur fan's eliminate I Broadcast first, its one of the only songs on the album with the old classic Blur energy!!! Get that Everyday Robots "New World Towers" out....now!!! 8-) Really? Thought 'I Broadcast' was a likeable but unexceptional slice of slightly cheesy punk-pop, the sor...
by Noke
09 Jun 2015, 21:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP ("PYONGYANG" WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Replies: 434
Views: 81473

Re: Blur Survivor: THE MAGIC WHIP

I Broadcast.
by Noke
28 Apr 2015, 22:46
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Reviews
Replies: 870
Views: 164078

Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

I just felt the 'Pitchfork' review was dreadful and far more negative than the rating suggests, as if he'd decided that he didn't think much of 'The Magic Whip' at all, only for someone to tap him on the shoulder at the last minute and say "Hey, we can't give it a 5.0 because, well, everyone else th...
by Noke
28 Apr 2015, 13:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Reviews
Replies: 870
Views: 164078

Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

Considering 'Pitchfork' wait so long to write their reviews, clearly so that they can both adequately assimilate a new record and enjoy the benefit of responding to as many other reviews as possible, it's an incredibly sloppy write-up. I mean, to compare 'Thought I Was a Spaceman' to 'Last Living So...
by Noke
27 Apr 2015, 12:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur on US TV: The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon, 30 Apr 2015
Replies: 268
Views: 60586

Re: Blur on US TV: The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon 30th Apr

My money was on 'Ice Cream Man', probably a little accelerated and bolstered by a bit of chugging guitar. Seems to tick all boxes for me, even if they felt they balls'd it up at MODE.
by Noke
23 Apr 2015, 00:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 10092

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

I really quite despise the hate of The Puritan. IMO (which I'm having the decency to point out), its not a Damon outcast, it doesn't really sound anything like his other projects. I can understand why people compare it to Plastic Beach-era Gorillaz but I find it unmistakably Blur with its la la las...
by Noke
23 Apr 2015, 00:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 10092

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

ok then my terracotta heart has some of the clumisiest most awkward lyrics ive ever heard, words that dont fit the beats (not the only song on the album that forces words in where they dont fit either), a delivery like damon is trying out for nancy in oliver twist. one of the very worst songs ever ...
by Noke
23 Apr 2015, 00:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 18058

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

No, this is the definitive review, right here: It's not a bad album, but some parts are better than others. A lot of it drags on. If you love Blur, you'll love this. If not, this isn't going to change that. 6.5/10 thats about right yeah, its not gonna win any new fans Really? Surely the fact that o...
by Noke
22 Apr 2015, 23:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 10092

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

Except it is just pop music and it's fun to argue about pop music, I spent most of my twenties in pubs arguing about pop music. Oh and I love The Great Escape. Of course, but the argument doesn't have to be 'is this shit or is it amazing?' I mean, you can have arguments about the substance of the l...
by Noke
22 Apr 2015, 21:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 10092

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

Well, the dust hasn't settled, has it? The album hasn't been released yet and nobody has had more than a few days to become familiar with it. So this applies every bit as much to your largely negative viewpoint as it does to the euphoric responses from many other Blur fans. It's one of eight albums,...
by Noke
16 Apr 2015, 13:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur live on Later With Jools Holland on 14 & 17 April 2015
Replies: 722
Views: 115919

Re: Blur live on Later With Jools Holland on April 14 & 17

I don't know if this interests anyone, but I put the three 'singles' and the two Jools Holland tracks on for a bunch of friends the night before last. They're music fans but not Blur fans, other than respecting that they've played their part in the evolution of music and all that. They thought 'Ther...