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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by elasticaman » 02 Oct 2015, 13:46

Pasta wrote:Chvrches lp was mediocre at best tbh
wasnt claiming it to be a great modern masterpiece, and is indeed a mediocre follow-up record. and feels like it needed more time (my fear that they would rush it seems to be well founded). but the point was it was better than the magic whip, to my ears,

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by munch » 11 Oct 2015, 17:44

Shall we get back on topic?
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by JackS » 16 Oct 2015, 12:07

Shame to see Blur not included in the Mercury shortlist. I know it means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it would have been nice to see TMW get a bit of recognition by at least being shortlisted.

Slaves – Are You Satisfied
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Soak – Before We Forgot How to Dream
Jamie xx – In Colour
Benjamin Clementine – At Least for Now
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Florence + the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Eska – Eska
C Duncan – Architect
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toy
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Aphex Twin – Syro

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by rich » 16 Oct 2015, 12:40

that's a bit of an oversight - I would have put blur/MW in there instead of foghorn & the machine...
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Pasta » 16 Oct 2015, 16:02

Shit list this year tbh only really like aphex out of all of those

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by TripleJay97 » 16 Oct 2015, 16:25

Pasta wrote:Shit list this year tbh only really like aphex out of all of those
We're aware of your disdain for In Colour ;)
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Pasta » 16 Oct 2015, 17:05

TripleJay97 wrote:
Pasta wrote:Shit list this year tbh only really like aphex out of all of those
We're aware of your disdain for In Colour ;)
:lol: I was slagging it off to one of my mates on twitter a few days ago actually haha

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by AdvertBreak » 16 Oct 2015, 18:10

I've only listened to Syro, Matador and In Colour. The first two are getting my support.

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Consigliere_11 » 16 Oct 2015, 21:44

As much as I like some albums from the list, Mercury Prize this year will be soooooooo boring. Nothing truly exciting
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by 101reykjavik » 16 Oct 2015, 23:17

Matador was a brilliant album. Not heard lots of those so couldn't comment generally.
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Forever Low Man » 17 Oct 2015, 18:49

was it ever confirmed that Graham's vocal parts in "lonesome street" and "pyongyang" were written by him?
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by davidsutter » 18 Oct 2015, 12:48

yes it was
i don't have reference material handy or anything but i definitely remember it being said

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by miko » 18 Oct 2015, 13:20

yeah it's been documented in the interview with Graham and Stephen Street for XFM

https://mega.co.nz/#F!clYTmRDY!agSqJxoKEB1OZcfm6B241A

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by My Name Is Mud » 23 Oct 2015, 07:11

TripleJay97 wrote:
elasticaman wrote:even with 2015 being an awful year for music
You say this every year, man. And most of those albums were unbelievable letdowns, case in point: Best Coast, Chvrches and Bully.
I gotta disagree re Best Coast. Granted I haven't heard their other 2 albums, but California Nights is one of my favourite albums this year so far.
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by TripleJay97 » 23 Oct 2015, 13:51

My Name Is Mud wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:
elasticaman wrote:even with 2015 being an awful year for music
You say this every year, man. And most of those albums were unbelievable letdowns, case in point: Best Coast, Chvrches and Bully.
I gotta disagree re Best Coast. Granted I haven't heard their other 2 albums, but California Nights is one of my favourite albums this year so far.
They're SO much better, man.
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