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by northernmonkey
20 Nov 2018, 12:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I still buy some physical albums, but mainly those of special editions for collection purposes. I did buy the physical TNN album after already owning on Itunes and is still in its shrink wrap, the same can be said for the vinyl version with book, badges, postcards etc and I haven’t even got anything...
by northernmonkey
19 Nov 2018, 12:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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No chance of a number one, my daughter has made me aware that Little Mix’s new album also came out last Friday too :roll:
by northernmonkey
19 Nov 2018, 00:25
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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How Damon can churn out an album that’s spark came from Brexit and sounds so damn cool and original is beyond me. The stories that are told in these songs are amazing and I agree with those saying it’s his most surprising and best album since DD. I love the self titled but for different reasons, har...
by northernmonkey
17 Nov 2018, 22:07
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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The fact that there are no actual bad/average songs on this album makes this difficult, putting them in order seems wrong but here goes... Ribbons The Great Fire Drifters and Trawlers Lady Boston Last Man to Leave Merrie Land The Poison Tree Gun to the Head The Truce of Twighlight Nineteen Seventeen...
by northernmonkey
16 Nov 2018, 16:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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After 3 listens since midnight, I am pleasantly surprised how good this album is. The lyric’s, vocal’s and melodies by Damon are spot on. In my opinion it shares much with an album like Parklife with its social observations/commentary, although a darker version of this and it’s great to see Damon re...
by northernmonkey
15 Nov 2018, 20:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I will resist, I will resist :x I can surely wait until midnight... :( this is the first album of Damon’s i’ve not had a leaked copy or had a bombardment of singles/live versions since 13 or Gorillaz self titled, and all but the two singles are a mystery despite the snippets posted. Can’t wait :)
by northernmonkey
13 Nov 2018, 08:09
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I actually prefer how they have teased the majority of these tracks. For me it has built up the excitement approaching release compared to giving us half an album or live performances before release, resulting in the actual release day being a bit of a non event. I can’t really gain anything from th...
by northernmonkey
11 Nov 2018, 20:35
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

That does sound beautiful :)
by northernmonkey
09 Nov 2018, 18:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Right, so it’s programmed elements that you don’t like? I guess it’s all taste. Of course Blur’s music, from the beginning, has featured programmed elements quite prominently. I do in the right contex, works with much of Gorillaz, but Humanz was really lacking the human touch. I think it is down to...
by northernmonkey
09 Nov 2018, 17:32
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I too use software like Garage Band for music which is great, but a lot of his work over the last few years has obviously had programmed drums and bass, you can hear the difference. To me this present in much of ER, a little in TMW and a lot on Humanz. I think Garage Band for music is great and I ca...
by northernmonkey
09 Nov 2018, 16:26
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I have to admit on the two full songs heard, the bands return is better than expected. As I have already said elsewhere Damon for me in 2018 has nailed it with this and TNN, just needs to spend time in a studio more with other musicians instead of with his IPad.
by northernmonkey
09 Nov 2018, 14:33
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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I am the opposite, I have warmed to the other two but on the snippet I don't like the sound of the direction of the song, only a few secons preview so I am not going to condemn the song just yet ;)
by northernmonkey
07 Nov 2018, 11:52
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Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Ouch!! Bad review. I am not expecting the album to score highly across the board, but from what I have heard of the two released tracks I think it is a little harsh to say these are little more than demo's. I actually rate the production on the two tracks we have heard so far, can't imagine this tak...
by northernmonkey
07 Nov 2018, 08:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Tracklisting times are up on ITunes Store, a pretty short album weighing in at only 37 minutes, let’s hope it’s quality over quantity then.... :)
by northernmonkey
06 Nov 2018, 07:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

I for one wasn’t that bothered about a new album after what did feel like too long a wait for a band who had only made one (great) album. But both released tracks are very different but for me are strong songs. I think you can hear the difference when Damon actually goes into the studio in a traditi...