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by idreamofpikas
13 Sep 2020, 15:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72249

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

How many listens on Spotify it has? And how do you know that? On Spotify the Magic Whip has a combined 90.3 million streams. (12 songs plus the bonus Y'all Doomed). So ignoring Y'all Doomed, it has an average of 7.5 million streams per song https://chartmasters.org/spotify-streaming-numbers-tool/?a...
by idreamofpikas
12 Sep 2020, 13:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72249

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

*awaiting usual Sledge Hammer comment about how Damon is wasting time with Gorillaz and should return making music with Blur* Isn't he? No. The sad truth is that there are not as many people interested in hearing a Blur album than there is a Gorillaz album. Damon's songs and ideas will reach more p...
by idreamofpikas
11 Apr 2020, 00:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 232
Views: 72249

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Thought it pretty bland on the first two listens (possibly because the sample really lifted expectations), a real drop in quality from Desole but it is such an earworm that now it has overtaken Momentary Bliss as the second best of the three. Songs like this suffer from being singles, as album liste...
by idreamofpikas
06 Dec 2018, 01:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 224675

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 idreamofpikas
30 Nov 2018, 01:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 224675

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. :( Ribbons is my favourite on the album, easily up there with the ...
by idreamofpikas
23 Nov 2018, 22:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 224675

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

So...sales are important but because it's Damon it doesn't matter. Glad we cleared that up. Not just for Damon but a lot of the bigger acts. Record companies will subsidize side projects from artists that are profitable and Damon is still profitable. The Gorillaz music released in the last two year...
by idreamofpikas
21 Nov 2018, 18:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 224675

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Yes, there has been a general drop-off in album sales (but not of that magnitude) There has. Last year Humanz was the 23th best selling album of 2017, with 500,000 pure copies shipped worldwide . Album sales have dropped off completely, streaming is now of far greater importance. Or to put it furth...
by idreamofpikas
07 Sep 2018, 23:02
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2761
Views: 665993

Re: Paul McCartney's new album, Egypt Station - anyone tempt

really liked the first two singles, have not had the time to listen to the new album but Back In Brazil is fantastic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TLR7_PRS6w" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by idreamofpikas
30 Jul 2018, 09:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 39845

Re: Graham gig

lumaka wrote:I don't think so, North America is huge and it isn't really the same time, Grahams tours in September, Gorillaz in October.
the dates could mean that Graham will be part of those October gigs
by idreamofpikas
30 Jul 2018, 07:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 39845

Re: Graham gig

interesting that both Graham and Damon are in the US at around the same time. Given that Damon seems to spend a lot of his free time on tours writing new material does anyone think that the two of them may be collaborating again?
by idreamofpikas
30 Jul 2018, 07:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s
Replies: 34
Views: 17969

Re: Top 10 Damon songs of the 2010s

Poison from 2012's Rocket Juice & the Moon is pretty beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHkQTBpjReY

the album as a whole is decent, but a few of the songs are too repetitive.

Apple Carts is also a gem buried on an album that few have heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnCw5WG_rKk
by idreamofpikas
14 Jul 2018, 14:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 14384

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

Eastenders and Love Island are two of the most popular tv shows, still a load of bilge, Saturn Barz? utter garbage, I don't care if it has 100 million plays, this braindead new generation have no idea about anything. Fools Day would be garbage to them no doubt. Well I hate to break it to you sledge...
by idreamofpikas
14 Jul 2018, 12:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 14384

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

"...the fact we didn't get an early 40s album full of Fool's Days and Westways is a massive shame" Spot on, Fools Day alone is miles better than anything on the last two Gorillaz albums. baaahaha , thanks for making me spit out my beer.. nice troll attempt , :lol: Did I stutter, i'm 100% serious. G...
by idreamofpikas
12 Jul 2018, 01:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 14384

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

Whilst I don't disagree with any of the above, it's the cost side of the finances which doesnt make sense, rather than sales. Blur will sell more gig tickets In the UK certainly, but US would be a firm no, and I'd guess unless it was a guaranteed greatest hits Blur tour then a Gorillaz one will do ...
by idreamofpikas
11 Jul 2018, 06:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: Likelihood of another Blur record
Replies: 32
Views: 14384

Re: Likelihood of another Blur record

Just a hunch, but I'm not really sure Gorillaz is commercially viable any more as far as record labels are concerned. To put this into commercial perspective, the world wide sales of Humanz are around double what they are of the Magic Whip, and given the deluxe editions there was likely even more p...