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Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 25 Jan 2020, 08:01
by munch
MsMagicAmerica wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 13:30
I don’t remember what I Gabe it when it first came out, but I know I overrated it. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the album. I have some fond memories because of it like being second row at their show in Madison Square Garden.

I’m not really fond of I Broadcast, Ong Ong, or Spaceman. They’re ok, but boring to me. Pyongyang for me is the best song on the whole album. I think it’s one of the best songs Damon has done in quiet a while.
I do sort of agree those songs are a just okay. I also think Terracotta Heart drums were too heavy in the album version. This ones so much more powerful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2mKFStgKQ8

But things like Go Out, Lonesome Street, There are too many, Pyongyang, Ghost Ship and Ice Cream Man make this album shine for me.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 26 Jan 2020, 07:19
by anothermario
dparrott wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 06:52
Best album since TGE for me. Amazing what a good producer can do.
agreed. I love all the songs on this album. But to each their own

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 20:37
by northernmonkey
Been watching Blur perform TMW at La Musicale and at Mode while I have been working from home (I can multitask :D ) and I still think they have that chemistry, they just slip so easily back into the band. It’s such a shame they don’t try more often as a band. I am very much back into TMW, still not sure where it fits against the classics but still a great album, and still get that wow feeling that we even have this.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 22 May 2020, 06:11
by Dizzzy
Wait theres a new blur album?

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 24 May 2020, 19:07
by Rubi
Dizzzy wrote:
22 May 2020, 06:11
Wait theres a new blur album?
Yeah, it's called Parklife.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 01 Jul 2020, 16:06
by blurfansince97
I think the Magic Whip is a good album. Not as good as some of their best, but still a good one.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 02 Jul 2020, 07:32
by Mallard No. 22
Yes I agree

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 20:08
by tom_cas1
Yep, good album. My love for it has been waning as the years have passed by. Unlike the original run of albums. That said, still a good effort and enjoyable. For me it was the experience of the album release that made it so great at the time. MODE, various UK shows, an interview with Dave. Truly wonderful.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 21:32
by Rubi
tom_cas1 wrote:
13 Nov 2020, 20:08
Yep, good album. My love for it has been waning as the years have passed by. Unlike the original run of albums. That said, still a good effort and enjoyable. For me it was the experience of the album release that made it so great at the time. MODE, various UK shows, an interview with Dave. Truly wonderful.
Indeed. The experience of living through the release of a new Blur album for the first time for me was amazing. Got to see them live in Paris as well which was a dream come true.

That aside, I still appreciate the album a lot, and feel it's rather underrated even by fans.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 14:08
by tom_cas1
Rubi wrote:
13 Nov 2020, 21:32
tom_cas1 wrote:
13 Nov 2020, 20:08
Yep, good album. My love for it has been waning as the years have passed by. Unlike the original run of albums. That said, still a good effort and enjoyable. For me it was the experience of the album release that made it so great at the time. MODE, various UK shows, an interview with Dave. Truly wonderful.
Indeed. The experience of living through the release of a new Blur album for the first time for me was amazing. Got to see them live in Paris as well which was a dream come true.

That aside, I still appreciate the album a lot, and feel it's rather underrated even by fans.
Agreed. I think any album that came so long after their previous was always going to be tough to hold up against the original run.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 08:31
by Mallard No. 22
Just played it again the other day, and it seems to stand up very well in comparison to the original (1991-2003) run of albums.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 24 Nov 2020, 09:29
by Styopa
For me it's a decent album but isn't in the same league as the run of albums MLIR to 13. Personally I also prefer Leisure although perhaps that's more subjective. I think those earlier albums benefit from the fact Blur was the main ongoing concern for all members of the band, as opposed to the two latest albums where Blur was something fitted in between other projects, and in the case of Think Tank doesn't even have Graham on most songs.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 19:18
by Mallard No. 22
Yes, in the original run of albums, or certainly up to '13', Blur were the main thing happening at the time.

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 22:59
by Moritz
Styopa wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 09:29
For me it's a decent album but isn't in the same league as the run of albums MLIR to 13. Personally I also prefer Leisure although perhaps that's more subjective. I think those earlier albums benefit from the fact Blur was the main ongoing concern for all members of the band, as opposed to the two latest albums where Blur was something fitted in between other projects, and in the case of Think Tank doesn't even have Graham on most songs.
I totally agree with you. All the early albums concentrated the abilities of each band member in the best way. And even TMW is the brainchild of both Damon and Graham, you cannot quarantine the old approach. But I guess that's fine. A stereotype-reunion-album would have been too cheesy and unworthy for a band like Blur.