Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

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What's your 3 favourite songs from the Magic Whip?

Lonesome Street
13
10%
New World Towers
4
3%
Go Out
11
8%
Ice Cream Man
13
10%
Thought I Was a Spaceman
18
13%
I Broadcast
7
5%
My Terracotta Heart
6
4%
There Are Too Many of Us
5
4%
Ghost Ship
16
12%
Pyongyang
26
19%
Ong Ong
7
5%
Mirrorball
8
6%
Y'all Doomed
1
1%
 
Total votes: 135

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by He's So High » 27 Apr 2015, 18:48

I don't think New World Towers is getting enough love! One of my three favourites, I really like how they've arranged the 'seven on the left hand side' in the studio version. Some nice subtle guitar work from Graham, too.

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Rubi » 27 Apr 2015, 19:29

He's So High wrote:I don't think New World Towers is getting enough love! One of my three favourites, I really like how they've arranged the 'seven on the left hand side' in the studio version. Some nice subtle guitar work from Graham, too.
Yeah, it's by far the most under-appreciated track on the album. I personally think it's great.

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Daysleeper » 27 Apr 2015, 22:22

This will no doubt change, but I'll give it a bash.

There are too many of us
Thought I was a spaceman
Go out
Ghost ship
My terracotta heart
Now world towers
Mirrorball
Pyongyong
Ong Ong
I broadcast
Lonesome street


Ice cream man

Gone through several emotions with this album already. Heard it live, thought it was amazing; listened to the studio version, under-whelmed and a bit gutted ; listened a few more times grown on me and really liking it; I reckon 10 listens in now and absolutely loving it apart from Ice cream man! Beautiful album!

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Post by Daysleeper » 27 Apr 2015, 22:23

He's So High wrote:I don't think New World Towers is getting enough love! One of my three favourites, I really like how they've arranged the 'seven on the left hand side' in the studio version. Some nice subtle guitar work from Graham, too.

Love it too! Great song, love Graham's guitar on it.

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by metalhipslop » 27 Apr 2015, 22:29

ice cream man is good, the melody is quite simple though and sounds like something i've heard before (the guitar reminded me of sunspots by Julian cope). lyrics are a bit creepy. kind neo- 60's psychedelia me thinks
my favourite parts are the bass "solo" in the middle. and damon's vocals whispery lofi vocals at the end
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Rubi » 27 Apr 2015, 22:43

Ong Ong has become one of my most favorite feel-good songs. Every time I listen to it it puts me in a good mood. And it's so goddamn catchy!

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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Sean » 27 Apr 2015, 23:01

I don't know how any Blur fan can dislike Ice Cream Man. I think's fantastic - the guitar is brilliant throughout, as is Alex's bassline. Marvellous when they intertwine. I love how it seems simple and nursery rhyme-ish but has a lovely sinister underbelly...kinda like some of Syd's early Floyd stuff. I love it.
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by metalhipslop » 27 Apr 2015, 23:04

yes, I really think syd barrett's spirit is alive and well on this record :D
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Jensen » 27 Apr 2015, 23:19

Sean wrote:I don't know how any Blur fan can dislike Ice Cream Man. I think's fantastic - the guitar is brilliant throughout, as is Alex's bassline. Marvellous when they intertwine. I love how it seems simple and nursery rhyme-ish but has a lovely sinister underbelly...kinda like some of Syd's early Floyd stuff. I love it.
Agreed! It's one of my faves and I still haven't changed my vote. The melody is so great I could easily see it used in a commercial, so catchy... but at the same time it has an eerie touch that makes it all more interesting <3
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Post by munch » 28 Apr 2015, 01:11

Every song is great
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by TripleJay97 » 28 Apr 2015, 05:04

BOLLOCKS. Accidentally reset the poll :x

Ah well. At least Y'all Doomed is on there now :P
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Jensen » 28 Apr 2015, 08:55

TripleJay97 wrote:BOLLOCKS. Accidentally reset the poll :x

Ah well. At least Y'all Doomed is on there now :P
Did you... do that just to vote for Y'all Doomed? :lol:
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by TripleJay97 » 28 Apr 2015, 08:57

... :lol:
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Jensen » 28 Apr 2015, 09:07

Well, it's only fair! :lol:
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Re: Favourite TMW Studio Versions?

Post by Rosie » 28 Apr 2015, 10:24

Today for me it's:
Go out
Pyongyang
Gost Ship

but I really love all of them!
Maybe in this album there isn't the new The universal or This is a low (maybe...only the time will tell us), but as a whole, I think it's one of the more enjoyable Blur's album. Great job, guys!!

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