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by northernmonkey
Yesterday, 19:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It is growing on me, a lot less in your face than the other 2 songs, very laid back but I agree about the New Order vibe, very catchy.
by northernmonkey
Yesterday, 15:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

After a couple of listens, I'd say it is a good song, but my least favourite out of the 3 released tracks, musically I like it but just think Damon's vocals don't really go anywhere, but part of me thinks it could be a grower like much of Damon's work. Its hard to judge when the songs are being rele...
by northernmonkey
Yesterday, 11:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

From the very short trailer of Aries hasn't grabbed my attention as much as the other two songs, and a bit dissapointed it doesn't have any vocal contribution from Georgia, not sure how she features on the song. But I could say the same about other work of Damon's that has been previewed by short te...
by northernmonkey
03 Apr 2020, 15:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

What impresses me is the quality of both songs, how he has nailed it with the collabarations on both and the variety in style. The upcoming song from its snippet sounds very different once again. Its great to hear Damon sharing vocal duties on what we have heard up to now, but I think everytime we h...
by northernmonkey
26 Mar 2020, 13:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I think Coldplay have totally sold out, they started pretty interesting on the first 2 albums, but they have lost that magic to become world popular. I do listen to their albums when released, but the last one in particular is a snore fest and doesn't sound like a band, just sounds like anybody coul...
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 20:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3722
Views: 684005

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

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 ...
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 15:43
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

And yet they were interviewed for the Blurb around the time and said the exact opposite, it was very much a thing :?
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 15:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

The crushing feeling of getting tickets and then being cancelled last minute still haunts me to the day. I was very excited they were back and for a punk record too.
by northernmonkey
24 Mar 2020, 12:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Are we getting a new song this Thursday, seems to be a last Thursday in the month thing up to now. Certainly help lift a little if what is happening in our world at the moment.
by northernmonkey
02 Mar 2020, 17:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's vocals: a revelation
Replies: 10
Views: 4654

Re: Damon's vocals: a revelation

Like most things I think it just boils down to personal preferences. Good Song, Out of Time, Ambulance, Sweet Song, Battery in your leg, OTWTTC all very strong songs lyrically for me, but others will disagree and prefer different songs. I guess it just goes to show the range in the lyrics over the ...
by northernmonkey
28 Feb 2020, 07:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

This is a great song, another great choice to collaborate with, maybe shouldn’t work but actually does really well. I never thought I’d be into a song that Damon goes from French to English but just sounds natural. I have to say the production quality on both songs hasn’t been this level since maybe...
by northernmonkey
27 Feb 2020, 17:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Much better than I thought it would be based on the snippet, I can see this growing on me by the listen. The preview of the next song sounds interesting, like the fact they are back to real instruments compared to the majority of Humanz. Certainly a high quality for the first two songs, if I listene...
by northernmonkey
27 Feb 2020, 14:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 84
Views: 15178

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

The snippet preview for the 16:00 release today does sound promising. But surely releasing songs this way with a video, these songs are all going to need to be catchy enough to be singles, especially with the anticipation between releases and the promotion involved for each. I don't have a problem w...
by northernmonkey
25 Feb 2020, 19:15
Forum: Blur
Topic: Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?
Replies: 11
Views: 3977

Re: Does anyone know who compiled Blur: The Best Of?

Funnily enough I was reading through one of the fan club Blurbs on the weekend covering the Greatest Hits and interviews with the band on the selection, and I think the band couldn’t seem to agree on the track listing so yes it was put out to the fans and the record company. I remember it coming out...
by northernmonkey
23 Feb 2020, 19:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6103

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

It was a short time between Charmless Man and Beetlebum but it did feel like forever in the sense it was Oasis this and Oasis that. TGE isn’t a bad album at all but if you are going to have a chart battle between 2 bands you can’t moan too much if it doesn’t go your way. The fact that Blur had compl...