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by Rubi
25 minutes ago
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

blurop4 wrote:
49 minutes ago
best Gorillaz since the epic Plastic Beach.
That's not saying much. Humans was OK, The Fall is barely an album.
by Rubi
Today, 19:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: All We Want in 13.
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: All We Want in 13.

I wouldn't. 13 is perfect the way it is. A bombastic track like All We Want would disrupt the record's balance. Also, how could you prefer Beagle 2 over the majestic Optigan 1? That track is orgasm to my ears.
by Rubi
Today, 18:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

The more I listen to it, the more New Order vibes I get from it.
by Rubi
Today, 18:28
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What films have you seen lately?
Replies: 133
Views: 71723

Re: What films have you seen lately?

I've always been a big fan of Sean Connery's Bond films. The best ones, imo. I'd say Diamonds Are Forever is his least good, tho (his comeback), and as for Never Say Never Again , if you haven't seen it, it's a remake of Thunderball (it is an "unofficial" James Bond film). Unfortunately, the Bond p...
by Rubi
Today, 15:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Hmm, it's an alright track. Definitely a grower, but nothing to write home about. You know, I was thinking, in the last 10 years Damon hasn't really written one single hit song, has he? I don't know if that kind of thing is completely past him at this point, whether he's not interested or just unabl...
by Rubi
04 Apr 2020, 19:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I think The Now Now got a lot of uncalled shtick. It was obviously something in the line of The Fall. That being said, I think it could have been better produced. For instance, Tranz is a fantastic song that suffers a lot from very minimalistic production. Take the live version, it has so much energ...
by Rubi
03 Apr 2020, 20:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

stephen wrote:
03 Apr 2020, 14:20
That surprises me that you weren't that impressed, each to their own i guess.
I do have to admit that I need to listen more to them. I can see Désolé growing on me.
by Rubi
03 Apr 2020, 12:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 83
Views: 15168

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I hate these kinds of album releases. One song at a time, one per month. Boring. Hate it. Just give us the whole thing at once so we can enjoy it. I'm still a fan of the old school method of 1-2 singles prior to the album release. Anyway, haven't really been up to date with this whole Song Machine ...
by Rubi
03 Apr 2020, 11:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur album non-single songs top 10
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Blur album non-single songs top 10

At least one song per album. No b-sides, only album tracks.

In no particular order:

1) Ambulance
2) Badhead
3) Death of a Party
4) Sing
5) Trimm Trabb
6) Blue Jeans
7) He Thought of Cars
8) My Terracotta Heart
9) Strange News from Another Star
10) This Is a Low

Yes, I'm bored.
by Rubi
03 Apr 2020, 11:06
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What films have you seen lately?
Replies: 133
Views: 71723

Re: What films have you seen lately?

I used to love this thread. So, due to the quarantine this past month, I've watched A LOT of movies. Asterisk (*) marks rewatches. Burning Ford v Ferrari End of Watch Room Ex Machina The Chaser* The Great Gastby The Invisible Guest Brothers Atonement Shutter Island* Chronicle Split Glass The Lightho...
by Rubi
02 Apr 2020, 17:48
Forum: Blur
Topic: Error in Tender
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Error in Tender

Right before Graham's solo, at the 3:59-4:00 mark, I swear you can hear a cut of Damon's verse. He's about to sing "Tender is..." and you can barely hear the letter "T" before it cuts to the guitar solo.

Am I the only one who's noticed this?
by Rubi
01 Apr 2020, 12:01
Forum: Blur
Topic: blur - 2001
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: blur - 2001

Yes, I also remember that Graham contributed somehow to the song, perhaps in the demo? But I don't think his work featured anyhow in the final release. Otherwise, he would have been credited.
by Rubi
01 Apr 2020, 11:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6102

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

Think Tank is a good album, but not a "blur" album. It's a "Blur" album as any Blur album is. I really can't stand this point of view. Just because a member is missing doesn't make the contribution of the remaining members obsolete. That's not what I meant. Don't get me wrong, I love Think Tank, an...
by Rubi
29 Mar 2020, 21:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6102

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

Yet Think Tank is a fantastic album. That's a matter of opinion. The Graham influence is clearly missing and it suffers for it. Think Tank is a good album, but not a "blur" album. It's a "Blur" album as any Blur album is. I really can't stand this point of view. Just because a member is missing doe...
by Rubi
27 Mar 2020, 21:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Beetlebum: reaction at the time
Replies: 68
Views: 6102

Re: Beetlebum: reaction at the time

I agree with you TracyJosh. They are perfect together. But I think what others in this thread meant by collaboration is Humanz/Song Machine style collaboration. Playing music with all kinds of musicians from all over the world. That seems to be what Damon has been into for the last 15 years, not pl...