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by thespider
18 Oct 2015, 19:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 302625

Re: general blur thread

I quite some of that Slaves album. Cheer up London, Sockets and Like an Animal = great punk/noisy indie tunes.

Singing is ropey as fuck though :lol:
by thespider
17 Oct 2015, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 302625

Re: general blur thread

And they've never even nominated a heavy metal band. Don't get me wrong I'm not expecting cannibal corpse or Motley Crue to get one but bands like mastodon and opeth should have. Opeth'a last album was a classic
by thespider
16 Oct 2015, 14:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 302625

Re: general blur thread

I see that The Magic Whip wasn't even nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Whatever. Bullshit, musical elitist award.

Blur have been nominated twice already and I think Damon asked for the Gorillaz to not be nominated in 2001 so fuck it off :lol:
by thespider
27 Sep 2015, 22:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 650552

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

Thing is, if that was the only rubbish song he'd done at that time, I'd forgive him but you also need to add:

Mull of Kintyre
With a Little Luck
Pipes of Piece
Mary Had a Little Lamb
No More Lonely Nights
Ebony and Ivory
Silly Love Songs
Wonderful Christmas Time

AND THEY'RE ALL AWFUL :lol:
by thespider
27 Sep 2015, 21:47
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: Humanz Album Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 650552

Re: Gorillaz - Phase 4?

JordanPowers wrote: According to this interview, Damon and Paul talked about doing something together with Gorillaz once.
Careful, we all remember what happened the last time Paul McCartney's music ended up in a cartoon:
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by thespider
27 Sep 2015, 21:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Commercial Expectations
Replies: 448
Views: 168391

Re: The Magic Whip Commercial Expectations

A gold disc literally 5 months to the day that it was released. That's not bad.

Clearly when it gets award nominations that'll boost its sales further.
by thespider
15 Sep 2015, 15:50
Forum: Blur
Topic: 20 years of The Great Escape
Replies: 30
Views: 9099

Re: 20 years of The Great Escape

I've often wondered how/if Blur's later albums would have come about if The Great Escape had met commercial expectations.

It was supposed to be the record that took them to the level of Led Zeppelin fame worldwide and it didn't quite happen.
by thespider
18 Aug 2015, 21:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alex James appreciation
Replies: 19
Views: 8757

Re: Alex James appreciation

As far as I'm concerned, the bass line to Girls & Boys is the closest anyone's ever got to "Good Times" by Chic.
by thespider
18 Aug 2015, 07:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Songs that should have been Singles
Replies: 32
Views: 15256

Re: Songs that should have been Singles

Ah yes, good point. Bloody hell you could almost do a whole album of Blur's "lost" songs couldn't you?
by thespider
17 Aug 2015, 21:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Songs that should have been Singles
Replies: 32
Views: 15256

Re: Songs that should have been Singles

For Leisure, I'd put I Know on the album and put it out as a single instead of Bang. For MLIR, I'd have put Coping out instead of Sunday Sunday. The band probably agree with me. For Parklife- This is a Low instead of End of a Century. For TGE, It Could Be You instead of Charmless Man For 13, a 3 mi...
by thespider
17 Aug 2015, 20:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Alex James appreciation
Replies: 19
Views: 8757

Re: Alex James appreciation

OK quick question,

Can anyone name a British bass player from the 90s who's as well renowned/as good as him?

No I can't either.
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 14:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 302625

Re: general blur thread

Maybe this question was asked before, but this one is for people who actually listened to blur as they were making records in the 90's. What was your reaction to the self-titled record when it came out? I mean, this was quite a big shift in both sound and lyrics, and this might have changed the opi...
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 09:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip: 4 Months On
Replies: 48
Views: 24768

Re: The Magic Whip: 4 Months On

I love TMW. 8/10 I'd definitely put it above Leisure and Think Tank and on a par with TGE. But it's definitely not in the same league as MLIR, Parklife, 13 or self titled, all of which are 9/10. My only criticism (and that's too strong a word) is that with the exceptions of Lonesome Street and Ong O...
by thespider
14 Aug 2015, 08:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 302625

Re: general blur thread

So would anyone like to guess what massive event in Blur's history kicked off, literarlly 20 years ago to the day? I'll give you a subtle clue: http://freakytrigger.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Blur-Country-House-54546.jpg I have mixed but mainly positively nostalgic feelings about the...
by thespider
04 Aug 2015, 11:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur interview in The Guardian (Kanye West etc.)
Replies: 75
Views: 22038

Re: Blur interview in The Guardian (Kanye West etc.)

I genuinely hope he is. Apart from anything else, it would definitely boost sales/interest