sum blur up with 1 song

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sum blur up with 1 song

Post by elasticaman » 24 Apr 2015, 18:45

if you had to select one song that represents everything u love about blur what would it be

not ur favourite song, but the one which best sums them up!

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Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Apr 2015, 18:49

Just off the the top of my head, probably because it's at the forefront of my thoughts at the moment... you're not personally going to like this answer elasticaman because it's TMW related, but Lonesome Street is actually quite a good calling card for the band.

It has what most of us would regard as the classic Blur sound, but also some variation within to hint at the band's breadth of sonics: Graham's Syd moment; the slow 'June will be over soon again' part is more like a Blur ballad. It has very noticable keyboards lines but Graham's guitar is to the fore also.
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Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Apr 2015, 18:50

Coffee & TV.
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Post by He's So High » 24 Apr 2015, 18:51

For Tomorrow. Bold, distinctively British and catchy as hell.

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Re: sum blur up with 1 song

Post by Foggy » 24 Apr 2015, 18:55

I'd go for Lonsesome Street too, because it's bold, distinctively British and catchy as hell.
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Re: sum blur up with 1 song

Post by elasticaman » 24 Apr 2015, 18:59

tom_cas1 wrote:Coffee & TV.
this was gonna by my choice, except for the fact that graham is on vocals

and the song i always think of that sums up blur for me, is Look Inside America

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Post by Pasta » 24 Apr 2015, 19:00

For tomorrow for me

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Post by davidsutter » 24 Apr 2015, 19:01

Lonesome Street does cover a lot of sonic ground.
It's got a really catchy, britpoppish tune but with that grittier late-90's guitar sound and the synths kind of recall Think Tank as well.

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Post by TripleJay97 » 24 Apr 2015, 19:13

Probably Coffee and Tv!

It has both Damon and Graham in, it showcases the choppy, crunchy indie guitar they were known for, it has a catchy chorus, an addictive bass line, great harmonies, keyboard noodling and on a side note, a great music video. It has blur written all over it, and appropriately was the song that got me into them in the first place.
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Re: sum blur up with 1 song

Post by AdvertBreak » 24 Apr 2015, 19:16

Beetlebum for me.

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Post by davidsutter » 24 Apr 2015, 19:20

AdvertBreak wrote:Beetlebum for me.
Another very good choice!

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Post by peterstillman » 24 Apr 2015, 19:32

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.

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Re: sum blur up with 1 song

Post by 101reykjavik » 24 Apr 2015, 19:45

davidsutter wrote:Lonesome Street does cover a lot of sonic ground.
It's got a really catchy, britpoppish tune but with that grittier late-90's guitar sound and the synths kind of recall Think Tank as well.
Exactly. Probably why Streety championed it when Damon was all a bit 'don't know' about it during the recording. He could see it would act as a really good rallying call at the start of the album. This is Blur! This is what they are all about!

I remember hearing Stephen Street say once that he always likes to do that at the start of albums. Things like The Headmaster Ritual etc.
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Post by Leahscarlet2 » 24 Apr 2015, 20:12

Got absolutely no idea properly but this is a low came to mind first
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Re: sum blur up with 1 song

Post by JAIME » 24 Apr 2015, 20:29

elasticaman wrote:if you had to select one song that represents everything u love about blur what would it be

not ur favourite song, but the one which best sums them up!
Interesting and tough question.

I'm thinking in Lonesome Street and Beetlebum, both sum up pretty well "the Blur sound" (if it exists :D )
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