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by Neal Zeal
10 Apr 2019, 22:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)

Here are the top 10: 10 - On the way to the club 9 - He thought of cars 8 - Clover over Dover 7 - Trimm Trabb 6 - Out of time 5 - Under the Westway 4 - This is a low 3 - Caramel 2 - The Universal 1 - Blue jeans Not a bad list, really. I'd probably include quite a few of them in my own top 10 (Cars, ...
by Neal Zeal
06 Apr 2019, 13:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Top 10 Blur songs (from Stereogum)

This article is fairly old now and may have been discussed here before (I was Googling for reviews of 'Clover over Dover' and it came up). It's a pretty interesting/thoughtful choice of songs mainly drawing on lesser known compositions (except The Universal). Clover comes in at no. 8 with the follow...
by Neal Zeal
05 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Neal Zeal wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 19:55
Another new song just released.
It's a beauty!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBjoY7eyvU
And their other new song, 'This Life', is better still.
A lovely, crisp Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop jangle!
by Neal Zeal
04 Apr 2019, 19:55
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Another new song just released.
It's a beauty!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBjoY7eyvU
by Neal Zeal
01 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Blur
Topic: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!
Replies: 42
Views: 4979

Re: BLUR LIVE @ Africa Express: The Circus!

Like all true fans, I absolutely love Clover!
It sounds like my favourite elements were missing, though, i.e. the tinkling medieval harpsichord and the mysterious secret verse ("I'm floating away...").
Still, brilliant that it got an airing. Let's hope we get the proper version at future shows.
by Neal Zeal
26 Mar 2019, 14:31
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The return of SLEEPER!
Replies: 14
Views: 1539

Re: The return of SLEEPER!

Oh, wish I'd known about tonight - would've gone. Hope it's fun. I've bought the album but my CD player has broken! Be nice if it reaches the top 10. Don't think any recent singles have received much airplay so the album will disappear from the chart pretty rapidly but hopefully they'll be sufficien...
by Neal Zeal
08 Mar 2019, 19:03
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The return of SLEEPER!
Replies: 14
Views: 1539

Re: The return of SLEEPER!

Nice (8/10) review here - www.xsnoize.com/album-review-sleeper-the-modern-age/
Anyone know when it's actually released?
by Neal Zeal
06 Mar 2019, 23:37
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Three London concerts in March announced today.
2019 shaping up to be one of my favourite years for music, ever!
by Neal Zeal
03 Mar 2019, 13:33
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The return of SLEEPER!
Replies: 14
Views: 1539

Re: The return of SLEEPER!

First song in 20 years. Kind of generic back then but they had a few great songs. https://youtu.be/LSh37ZvMTiw Yeah, it's good news. Was pretty keen on them back in the day. I had their middle album and liked a few singles. Didn't like 'What a Good Girl' though so didn't bother with their last albu...
by Neal Zeal
19 Feb 2019, 16:08
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Weren't they promising us two new songs a month?
If so, guess the next two should be a long any day...
by Neal Zeal
29 Jan 2019, 23:58
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Leisure Society - new album and single announced
Replies: 0
Views: 514

The Leisure Society - new album and single announced

I'm a massive fan of the first TLS album (The Sleeper) - probably in my top 10 albums of all time list. It has at least 5 or 6 really wonderful songs, and most of the rest ain't bad. Sadly, the quality of the following three albums seemed to be on a pretty steep downhill trajectory but they've spent...
by Neal Zeal
24 Jan 2019, 15:26
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Well it's called Father of the Bride, apparently.
A couple of songs 'dropped' today including this one (not yet had the chance to listen).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfGEq0JWxGM
by Neal Zeal
20 Jan 2019, 18:06
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2797

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Yeah it's exciting stuff, and not a moment too soon! A cause for concern, though, is that one of their main songwriters jumped ship some time ago. Think they still have some of his compositions on the new album (written before he left) but not many. I don't know how important his songwriting was to ...
by Neal Zeal
09 Jan 2019, 14:47
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Whats your favourite song at the moment
Replies: 192
Views: 66986

Re: Whats your favourite song at the moment

The remember the RAH band single, 'Clouds Across The Moon', at that time - it was a bit cheesy. I have never checked them out, and I don't think they had big hit albums, but 'The Crunch' single (1977) is great :D Ooh, I love Clouds Across the Moon! One of my top ten songs of the 80s. Never checked ...
by Neal Zeal
24 Dec 2018, 14:02
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: 10 favourite songs of 2018 (can include Blur related stuff)
Replies: 3
Views: 766

10 favourite songs of 2018 (can include Blur related stuff)

I've been pretty unadventurous this year when it comes to new music.
Would be v interested to hear people's top 10s which can include Graham and Damon's new stuff.
Thanks.