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by dougharrison
20 Dec 2020, 12:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

IDOP - thank you very much for that detailed response, whilst the scale of the numbers is a bit too high for me to carry an intuitive sense of what will have done what (in terms of commercial success) for any given random future number of sales, that definitely gives me more of a ballpark and an und...
by dougharrison
19 Dec 2020, 07:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Speaks of how important these lists are. Being the Times album of the year did next to nothing for Merrie land. It also featured in a host of other magazines best of the year lists as well as garnered rave reviews on its release. http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/album/A6109.htm Sadly I don't think suc...
by dougharrison
19 Dec 2020, 06:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

rich wrote:
19 Dec 2020, 02:20
where can I get this album 'of Dennis' of which you speak?...
Sorry was supposed to say demos, yay for autocorrect
by dougharrison
18 Dec 2020, 22:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It hasn't made any lists because promotion and marketing (as always with Damon albums) has been shite. Humanz was named Q's album of the year and made 18 on the NMEs list. The Magic Whip was #15 for the NME, #10 for Rolling Stone and made the Stereogum top 50. Even Merrieland (possibly the only one...
by dougharrison
14 Dec 2020, 22:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021
Replies: 59
Views: 14370

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021

blurop4 wrote:
14 Dec 2020, 21:52
Anyone know why the St Vincent song didn't make the setlist?
Occam's razor?
by dougharrison
14 Dec 2020, 18:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Hi Doug! If I remember correctly the CD envelope was definitely on its own in the bundle, ie. not inside the clear plastic seal for the book, nor in the book itself. The CD is probably only for completists - just the first 11 tracks, in a card sleeve... Thanks for the clarification, that's roughly ...
by dougharrison
14 Dec 2020, 17:45
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Just a further update, Almanac arrived today - don't think the CD is there though (haven't opened the plastic sleeve) My Almanac finally arrived a couple of days ago. The CD was in a thin card envelope wrapped separately in the same package - so make sure you haven't chucked it out :shock: Thanks f...
by dougharrison
14 Dec 2020, 16:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Sorry to hear guys. My experiences of online ordering have been good and bad :) :( Like many here I ordered the Almanac + CD + circle of friends back in May when it was first announced. The circle thing has operated well - I've signed up for the live stream next month, and I nabbed O2 tickets last ...
by dougharrison
14 Dec 2020, 08:09
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Didn't make the NMEs end of the year list either, which is a big shock as they are typically very enthusiastic about everything Damon does.
by dougharrison
13 Dec 2020, 21:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021
Replies: 59
Views: 14370

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine Tour 2020-2021

Yeah, it was very ambitious and for the most part a big success, visually well put together and I say that as someone largely indifferent to the art. Personally I still feel a lot of the SM material is a bit weak and as such I had hoped for (but didn't really expect) a more eclectic setlist, tight p...
by dougharrison
13 Dec 2020, 13:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Graham gig | Live For Beirut | Jazz Cafe 11 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re: new Graham gig | Live For Beirut | Jazz Cafe 11 December 2020

Well, it was me who wrote this at Twitter. I saw Graham playing a solo gig many times, I even travelled abroad to attend his solo show back in 2012. I loved videos from his last tour, solo accoustic in 2018. I´d say I love Graham´s stuff as much or sometimes even more than Blur. As for friday, I st...
by dougharrison
12 Dec 2020, 23:16
Forum: Blur
Topic: new Graham gig | Live For Beirut | Jazz Cafe 11 December 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 2337

Re: new Graham gig | Live For Beirut | Jazz Cafe 11 December 2020

I was lucky enough to be able to go and knew 7 or 8 others there from previous Blur/Blur side project type gigs. Think I can say unanimously from those I spoke to at the time and since, that those in attendance enjoyed it. Given the intimate nature of the venue and the required sitting down aspect o...
by dougharrison
09 Dec 2020, 13:38
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I don't think Pitchfork, The Quietus or Stereogum even bothered reviewing it, did they? Presumably their albums of the year are constructed from stuff they've reviewed. Perhaps that explains it, no idea if they did our didn't review it, I was mostly browsing lists to see if there were any albums I ...
by dougharrison
09 Dec 2020, 13:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Didn't even make 6Music's top 10 recommended albums. Would have thought it would have gone straight in to that list I would have thought top 10 is a push, I'm not sure it would make my top 10 of 2020, but surprised it's missed so many top 50s, inrockuptibles is the only one I'm aware of it making a...
by dougharrison
08 Dec 2020, 23:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 125687

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Doesn't seem to be getting recognition in any of the end of the year lists. Very surprised it didn't make Rough Trades top 100. The Guardian still to announce rank 1-8 but ignored by Pitchfork, Stereogum, Quietus etc. I didn't expect it to be topping any of these, but didn't think it would be totall...