Overrated Blur

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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by AdvertBreak » 05 May 2015, 18:24

TripleJay97 wrote:
elasticaman wrote:black book. i never liked this song, like it even less than music is my radar, which is an achievement. this song feels like the moment damon siezed back control of blur from graham
Couldn't disagree more there. Graham's guitar is amazing on Black Book, the Damonisms balance out perfectly.
Love the effortless transition from his low crooning to falsetto.

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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by ricj » 05 May 2015, 18:26

Song 2.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Daysleeper » 05 May 2015, 18:38

Tender - Bores me on record, enjoyable live but still far too long.

Battery in your leg - Under-developed lyrics and and the only thing that makes the song half decent is Graham's guitars.

Ice Cream Man - Really not getting the love for this song, my least favourite on the album, not awful but distinctly average.

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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Leahscarlet2 » 05 May 2015, 18:44

I don't see how inertia is overrated..its never spoken about
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by JAIME » 05 May 2015, 19:01

Wear me down, Song 2, Caramel, Ambulance, Caravan and Battery in your leg.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by 101reykjavik » 05 May 2015, 19:08

Tracy Jacks - not sure why it's had so many airings at gigs in the last few years.
I'm Just a Killer for Your Love - if there's something on s/t I'll skip, it's this.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Sean » 05 May 2015, 19:16

Fucking Swamp Song
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Sean » 05 May 2015, 19:19

My final answer though is Battery in Your Leg.

Dreary and predictable melody, the whole thing (bar Graham's guitar of course) sounds totally half arsed. It's kinda Damon by numbers but absolutely the worst kind. He writes such beautiful melodies that I don't know how or why he came up with this leaden and monotonous effort.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Pasta » 05 May 2015, 19:29

Er topman jay?

i think everyone agrees it's shit

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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by TripleJay97 » 05 May 2015, 19:30

No, there's some real Top Man lovers on here. Now that you've said that, we're probably doomed.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by tom_cas1 » 05 May 2015, 19:32

^ I love Topman. :evil:

After sitting down and going through each album, here is my final list. Album tracks only.

For Tomorrow
Yeah yeah yeah it's one of their biggest songs and it's nice enough but it's as dated as hell now and kind of embarrassing when they play this and leave songs like Battle at home. Overrated.

This Is A Low
Same reasons I think For Tomorrow is overrated and gets far too much love than it should. Overrated.

Yuko & Hiro
NEVER EVER EVER seen what attracts people to this song. Filler track, boring, why did it make the album over songs like The Man Who Left Himself and A Song?! Overrated.

On Your Own
The sole reason why the Blur album isn't a 10/10. What were they thinking with b-sides like Polished Stone? Overrated.

Swamp Song
I don't dislike it but everyone seems to love it for some reason. Overrated.

No Distance Left To Run
A nice song but kind of boring and ruins the great album that is 13. 9/10 album but could have been a 10/10 without this song (and Swamp Song). WAYYYY overrated.

Out Of Time
I almost didn't put this one but I do think it's overrated. I love it but there are far better songs on Think Tank that hardly get a mention. Overrated.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Pasta » 05 May 2015, 19:35

Well it's the same with most of the great escape, i think it's shit but I love listening to it if you get what i mean

for tomorrow over rated? blasphemy

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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by sara-m-a » 05 May 2015, 19:35

Bad head booooooooooooooooooooooooooooring
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Sledge Hammer » 05 May 2015, 19:36

For Tomorrow? Battle is by the most overrated song on here...virtually unlistenable with Damon's awful vocal's of "Battttle battttttle battttttttle" its terrible.
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Re: Overrated Blur

Post by Sean » 05 May 2015, 19:36

Agreed re On Your Own. One of Damon's very worst compositions, it would be pure unadulterated shit if it wasn't for the standard brilliant guitar playing.
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