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by jonathas
18 Jul 2019, 12:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread
Replies: 340
Views: 64999

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Live Performances Thread

Really enjoyed last night's show too. Thought they were pretty crap for the first 20 mins or so, when they were just a bit too downbeat, sombre and dark for a disinterested seeming audience, but as usual Damon grabbed the show by the scruff of the neck and - through sheer force of will - dragged eve...
by jonathas
02 Jul 2018, 09:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 88524

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

I think it's a lovely record. Really super. Humility and Lake Zurich are on constant rotation already. Thanks Damon!
by jonathas
08 Jun 2018, 13:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 88524

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

I can't help thinking that the lack of choruses in latter years is a problem borne of writing alone. There's something contradictory about a great chorus; it fits with the song but it snaps away from what came before in some subtle and magical way. It might just be the use of an unconventional chord...
by jonathas
24 Apr 2017, 19:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread // 28th April

I really think the LP is beautifully considered and sequenced; it sounds like one long song to me, which evolves in all sorts of different directions - some of my favourite bits are the connecting parts - that mini-melody at the end of Moments which references the Kool Klown Klan has been stuck in m...
by jonathas
24 Apr 2017, 15:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread // 28th April

Faves since 2005.

1. Humanz (at the moment, might just be the excitement of the new)
2. Plastic Beach
3. TGTBATQ
4. Magic Whip
5. The Fall
6. Rocket Juice & The Moon
7. Everyday Robots
8. Dr Dee
by jonathas
27 Mar 2017, 20:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 36082

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

I think Ascension is sensational - best beat and instrumental track that Gorillaz have done in an age and Vince sounds awesome and focused (for once); Andromeda is v v good but (particularly on the live recording) has a slightly underwhelming chorus. Saturnz Barz I love. Jury is out on We Got The Po...
by jonathas
26 Mar 2017, 18:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 36082

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

Lt Pinkerton wrote:So we can all agree on Andromeda being Damon's best song this decade, right?
Stylo sneaks it courtesy of being right at the start of the decade, but it's definitely up there.
by jonathas
24 Mar 2017, 11:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!
Replies: 309
Views: 36082

Re: FOUR NEW GORILLAZ SONGS: Listen Now!

Trying to work out what people mean when they say 'song-based' music? Has to have a verse, a chorus and a middle eight? Has to have a story or a narrative theme? I hate to disappoint, but a lot of rap music does all those things very precisely (alright, middle eights aren't that common). But in term...
by jonathas
18 Mar 2017, 09:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: New Gorillaz album (2017)

People hate Kano? Weird.

Skepta is great.
by jonathas
18 Mar 2017, 09:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: New Gorillaz album (2017)

If that list is right then this could be the biggest Gorillaz LP yet; looking at the guests Damon has never managed to get rappers as contemporary and credible as Danny Brown, Vince Staples, D.R.A.M, Pusha T etc before. Could be some massive singles there. Disappointed at the lack of British collabo...
by jonathas
17 Jul 2015, 23:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

Random wish list for next Gorillaz record: - Chance The Rapper - Graham Coxon - St Vincent - Loyle Carner - Wayne Coyne & Miley Cyrus - Blood Orange / Dev Hynes - Kurt Wagner - Earl Sweatshirt Fucking no to miley. Love Miley's record, it's brilliant. But actually I'd rather get Carly Rae Jepson in,...
by jonathas
17 Jul 2015, 08:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 322424

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

Random wish list for next Gorillaz record:

- Chance The Rapper
- Graham Coxon
- St Vincent
- Loyle Carner
- Wayne Coyne & Miley Cyrus
- Blood Orange / Dev Hynes
- Kurt Wagner
- Earl Sweatshirt
by jonathas
10 Jul 2015, 08:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)
Replies: 57
Views: 18756

Re: Blur Tribute album in the works (forum comp)

Oh, I didn't see this. I think I'd quite like to have a go! But have never attempted to cover anything before. Will see what I can do.
by jonathas
18 Jun 2015, 10:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 420
Views: 101311

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, 20 June

So excited about Teleman and Roots Manuva. Not sure I can think of two better support acts at any Blur gig I've seen (except Pulp and Supergrass!).
by jonathas
18 Jun 2015, 10:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Mile End - It was 20 years ago today
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Mile End - It was 20 years ago today

Oh my god I'm so flipping old :(