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by northernmonkey
Today, 17:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Into a week of listening to the album, my opinion of it has gone from a 7 maybe 8 to a firm 8. I think rather than the individual songs growing on me more, I'd say its more of the experience of listening to the album from start to finish and is a pure joy, I think the Damon presence and guest vocali...
by northernmonkey
26 Oct 2020, 15:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

After a few listens in full, I am a little divided on the album, although mainly leaning towards the positive. I think this is a strong collection of songs at least on the standeard album, songs like The Last Chord, Desole, The Pink Phantom, Strange Timez and The Valley of the Pagans standing out in...
by northernmonkey
18 Oct 2020, 08:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Best rap in Gorillaz
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Best rap in Gorillaz

Great remix, great little rap at the end, like the lyrics 🙂
by northernmonkey
16 Oct 2020, 16:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think 90 seconds gives us a good idea of each of th unheard tracks, and I am impressed. I think the extra tracks are best off the main album, not because of the quality, as there is potential on what we have heard, just they would disturb the flow. What pleases me the most is that the guests at le...
by northernmonkey
06 Oct 2020, 06:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

After countless listens, this for me is a beautiful song, very hypnotic. And the video is fantastic, many of the Gorillaz video’s since Demon Days to me have been a bit weak in trying to carry on the bands identity with the music, almost like the music has outgrown the characters themselves but this...
by northernmonkey
01 Oct 2020, 22:08
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

After a number of listens, this is a grower for me, seems very hypnotic, these 3 artists shouldn’t go together but I think they fit well through great production once again. Wouldn’t want to say in what order I rate this, but loving the variety of songs for this album and how they all sound way with...
by northernmonkey
01 Oct 2020, 06:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It does sound underwhelming as a preview, but I’ll be honest none of the previews to me sounded that great, hopefully it will build towards something to do justice to such a big name as EJ, we will see at 5pm today 🙂
by northernmonkey
17 Sep 2020, 10:28
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Jaded Hearts Club
Replies: 27
Views: 12741

Re: The Jaded Hearts Club

I have listened to a few of the tracks already and just don't really get the attraction. Too many ego's wanting to be centre of attention for my liking, Graham in my opinion is the more talented member of this group, but doesn't come acros like he gets the credit he deserves, but I guess I am biast ...
by northernmonkey
17 Sep 2020, 10:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Nice interview, I'm looking forward to hearing the album in full, in its correct running order. I think its a little strange to listen to individual tracks being released over a nine month period, songs often make more sense in the context of some form of natural running order or theme. I actually t...
by northernmonkey
15 Sep 2020, 11:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: Favorite Song Machine track so far
Replies: 10
Views: 494

Re: Favorite Song Machine track so far

Desolee for me, especially the extended version, beautiful vocals and backing instruments, such a cool chilled track. I do like Strange Timez and has really grown on me, love the dark dance groove and Robert Smith is a great choice to work with and to have this open the album and then Beck, what a g...
by northernmonkey
09 Sep 2020, 16:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Really great song, Robert Smith is great on this and works really well alongside Damon’s vocals. Just listened to an alternative version on Apple Music too, even more of a dance vibe.
by northernmonkey
20 Jul 2020, 20:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

A definite improvement over Friday 13th, very Gorillaz and good to hear Damon for the majority of the song, I like it. Certainly will be good to hear it all as a complete album.
by northernmonkey
21 Jun 2020, 12:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015
Replies: 425
Views: 155438

Re: Gig: BST Hyde Park, London, 20 Jun 2015

I have to admit, I did hope we would have had something during the 5 years after TMW release. I understood his next thing would be Gorillaz as this was put on hold for Blur in 2015, but I never thought we would have 3 Gorillaz albums and one from TGTBATQ (not forgetting his upcoming solo one) before...
by northernmonkey
11 Jun 2020, 09:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think the problem is, despite these songs being released in a single format they will make up an album later in the year, so they won't be all like Momentary Bliss. It is like PB being released in a similar way and say 'Sweepstakes' (which I like) being released after episodes which included Stylo...
by northernmonkey
09 Jun 2020, 20:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 366
Views: 88128

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I really can’t see him ever revisiting Demon Days in sound, but I do like these songs and this new one may grow on me as part of an album. The songs do sound relevant to today’s music, which I have felt has been missing right back to PB in parts. I guess waiting nearly two months for an episode to a...