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by peterstillman
28 Apr 2015, 14:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Magic Whip Reviews
Replies: 870
Views: 214263

Re: The Magic Whip Reviews

there's nothing wrong with rap, and Pitchfork doesn't have any ax to grind. It was just a disappointing decision to have a rap guy review the most un-rap band on the planet. Well said. I find it mystifying that people obsess over reviews so much, Its one person's opinion. I thought the Pitchfork re...
by peterstillman
25 Apr 2015, 22:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: sum blur up with 1 song
Replies: 36
Views: 9158

Re: sum blur up with 1 song

For Tomorrow: It taps into England's deep musical heritage and at the same sounds quintessentially Blur, it's set firmly in the contemporary yet it's also nostalgic; it plants very strong geographical roots. It has a wistfulness that moves me like a ballad, but it still has space to rock out (in a ...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 19:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: sum blur up with 1 song
Replies: 36
Views: 9158

Re: sum blur up with 1 song

AdvertBreak wrote:Beetlebum for me.
Beetlebum for me too. I love how it references the past as previous records did but also looks forward to artier leanings and has this melody that just kind of sneaks up on you.
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 17:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

Possibly, you constantly dismiss someone out of hand then they are going to want to antagonise. We are ignoring him because he's been a dick in the past, not just for the sake of it. Has he though?? Really? Or did he just dare to have an opinion that differed to the status quo? Even if he has in th...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 17:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

If you are going to set yourself out there against the consensus, you're going to have to work harder to have your opinion taken seriously. Making sweeping and provocative statements is not a constructive way to go about it. On the other hand it's OK to dislike a song but that doesn't necessarily m...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 16:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

TripleJay97 wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:This thread is getting closer to being locked.
Should have happened the second it appeared, imo.
If people have opinions you disagree with, you challenge them, get into a dialogue.

You don't shut them down or name call, surely?
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 15:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

If you are going to set yourself out there against the consensus, you're going to have to work harder to have your opinion taken seriously. Making sweeping and provocative statements is not a constructive way to go about it. On the other hand it's OK to dislike a song but that doesn't necessarily m...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 14:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

There is *some* wrong. As I keep saying, the guitar playing isn't clumsy. That's a fact. He's either a bit thick and doesn't know what clumsy means - in which case, bless him - or he's trolling. I think you are being a little pedantic and taking something too literally, its meant in a descriptive s...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 14:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

[/quote]Good for you. I stopped reading after Go Out. Clumsy guitars? Boring song structure? There's criticism, and then there's plain ridiculousness. Plus I cannot take seriously someone who gives 4, 0 and 1/10 to tracks like Spaceman, I Broadcast and MTH.[/quote] I dont agree with his review, but ...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 14:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 13187

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

The Great Escape is unfairly maligned coming as it did at the height of the "Britpop Wars" and being the album right before Blur changed their direction radically. But actually, and has been widely acknowledged, it contains some of the band's very best songs: Best Days, The Universal, He Thought of...
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 13:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

Rubi wrote:
peterstillman wrote:Why is this better?? Because you agree with it?
Because it doesn't talk crap.
So people with an opposing view are talking crap?

I nodded off before the end to be honest.
by peterstillman
24 Apr 2015, 13:41
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

I'm gonna do my own rankings -------------------------------- Lonesome Street -9/10 Classic Britpop Blur with a nice Syd Barrett twist. That is only usually seen in early B-sides. Really have grown and me and I love it. Girls and Boys of the album to me :) ----------------------------------- New Wo...
by peterstillman
22 Apr 2015, 22:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 13187

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.
by peterstillman
22 Apr 2015, 19:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape
Replies: 51
Views: 13187

Re: Magic Whip vs The Great Escape

since they're the 2 worst Blur albums (dont lie to yourself) which do you prefer and why i could see arguments for both where magic whip is consistently mediocre, the great escape swings from some of the lowest lows to some of the highest highs I don't believe you...you're a liar! Gonna play em fuc...
by peterstillman
22 Apr 2015, 17:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW
Replies: 104
Views: 24529

Re: THE DEFINITIVE MAGIC WHIP REVIEW

I can sympathise with Westway, I was called a troll on the old forum for slating Everyday Robots. I still think it's shit. Everyone is allowed an opinion, good or bad. There's a difference between having a different opinion and plain trolling. For example, elasticaman has been very lukewarm about t...