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by Neal Zeal
11 Sep 2021, 10:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 154
Views: 69079

Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Any grounds to think this album will be a significant improvement on Everyday Robots? To me, it all feels like it did before that album came out. A couple of interesting songs previewed with Damon's usual imaginative arrangements. I've only listened to one song so far (Polaris) a couple of times, wh...
by Neal Zeal
16 Aug 2021, 10:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Replies: 154
Views: 69079

Re: Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Any thoughts on Polaris?
I've not really heard it properly yet but I notice it's on 6 Music's playlist.
Everyday Robots was a bit underwhelming - any grounds to think the new set of songs are more promising?
Thanks.
by Neal Zeal
14 Jul 2021, 21:17
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's new (2021) mullet
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Re: Damon's new (2021) mullet

Neal Zeal wrote:
14 Jul 2021, 19:37
thespider wrote:
13 Jul 2021, 11:41
Neal Zeal wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 21:27
The second worst thing that's ever happened to the world of Blur/Damon (after Music Is My Radar!).
Clearly you've never seen his performance in the film "Face".
You're actually right - I haven't seen it.
And I should have probably put Crazy Beat in there too!
by Neal Zeal
14 Jul 2021, 19:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's new (2021) mullet
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Re: Damon's new (2021) mullet

thespider wrote:
13 Jul 2021, 11:41
Neal Zeal wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 21:27
The second worst thing that's ever happened to the world of Blur/Damon (after Music Is My Radar!).
Clearly you've never seen his performance in the film "Face".
You're actually right!
And I should have probably put Crazy Beat in there too!
by Neal Zeal
12 Jul 2021, 21:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's new (2021) mullet
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Re: Damon's new (2021) mullet

Daysleeper wrote:
12 Jul 2021, 19:03
His mullet is gone, for those that are interested! 😂
Fank thuck for that.
The second worst thing that's ever happened to the world of Blur/Damon (after Music Is My Radar!).
by Neal Zeal
03 Jul 2021, 08:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's new (2021) mullet
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Re: Damon's new (2021) mullet

lumaka wrote:
02 Jul 2021, 16:15
What have I just read? Here's a piece on Damon's haircut from NME… Good heavens, it's so bad :roll:
The mullet or the article? Or both, perhaps!
by Neal Zeal
01 Jul 2021, 22:32
Forum: Blur
Topic: Damon's new (2021) mullet
Replies: 27
Views: 2334

Damon's new (2021) mullet

If ever a Blur-related subject deserved its own thread!
https://consequence.net/2021/05/damon-a ... t-haircut/
What do we think?
I've always thought mullet = village idiot.
I'm not sure Damon's changed my mind...
by Neal Zeal
29 Jun 2021, 14:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: New Damon NME interview (29th June 2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 729

New Damon NME interview (29th June 2021)

Interesting stuff - and, yes, he does mention the B word!
www.nme.com/features/music-interviews/d ... ur-2979997
by Neal Zeal
29 May 2021, 16:24
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham on the new Duran Duran album
Replies: 58
Views: 20792

Re: Graham in the studio with Duran Duran...

Did anyone else hear that they're to rename themselves Bluran Bluran?
by Neal Zeal
02 May 2021, 21:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape = the code for life
Replies: 34
Views: 7436

Re: The Great Escape = the code for life

I don't know why everyone seems to hate Ernold Same so much - is it the Ken Livingstone intro? The la-la-las? The carnival style backing music? Because I think the core part of it is quite sad and evocative. For me there are four songs that I think are much poorer than the rest - Fade Away, Top Man...
by Neal Zeal
29 Apr 2021, 13:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape = the code for life
Replies: 34
Views: 7436

Re: The Great Escape = the code for life

Like all the best Blur albums, TGE has 5 or 6 really great songs on it. However, unlike all the best Blur albums it's got 4 or 5 really awful ones, too! Which ones are the awful ones? I can only think of two that might qualify, Mr. Robinson's Quango and Ernold Same (and even that I'm on the fence a...
by Neal Zeal
27 Apr 2021, 22:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape = the code for life
Replies: 34
Views: 7436

Re: The Great Escape = the code for life

Like all the best Blur albums, TGE has 5 or 6 really great songs on it.
However, unlike all the best Blur albums it's got 4 or 5 really awful ones, too!
by Neal Zeal
27 Apr 2021, 22:06
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Beatles Thread
Replies: 2789
Views: 1054943

Re: The Beatles Thread

I've got a bit of a soft spot for Paul Mc-C although I've never really bought any of his stuff. Guess I just think it's amazing that one of the main voices of the Beatles is still with us and singing new songs. One relatively recent song of his I really like is My Ever Present Past. It's on a compi...
by Neal Zeal
25 Mar 2021, 14:59
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dig! 20 best blur songs
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: Dig! 20 best blur songs

stephen wrote:
25 Mar 2021, 13:54
Neal Zeal wrote:
25 Mar 2021, 12:55
Good Song - it isn't, it's a boring nothingy song!
whaaaaat? :lol:
Never liked the song but, admittedly, I've not listened to it for a few years - will reappraise tonight!
by Neal Zeal
25 Mar 2021, 12:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dig! 20 best blur songs
Replies: 19
Views: 3916

Re: Dig! 20 best blur songs

Always interesting seeing these lists. I'd probably have included about 10 of these in my top 20 so can't complain too much except for ... Good Song - it isn't, it's a boring nothingy song! And am I the world's only Blur fan who never much liked To The End? Wanted to like it, love the sentiment and ...