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by Rubi
11 Jul 2020, 16:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

I never really cared about Entertain Me, but at the very same time I find it rather interesting musically. It's one of those tracks I don't have a problem with.
by Rubi
06 Jul 2020, 10:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Stereotypes: Musically one of the strongest things on here. Totally let down by the cringe lyrics. The voyeur style, looking at the lives of the suburbanites, hasn’t aged well. What's the problem with the lyrics? I think they're very accurate for what the song is trying to convey. Best Days: Possib...
by Rubi
05 Jul 2020, 14:22
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

This album has The Universal on which in 2020 sounds better than ever, truly amazing live (as seen on Glasto and Olympics footage), so it cant possibly the worst... The Universal deserves much more respect than other songs from the time such as the now dated whining bore Wonderwall (which yes I bou...
by Rubi
02 Jul 2020, 19:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz tour 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1643

Re: Gorillaz tour 2021

If it wasn't for Gorillaz I most probably would have never gotten into Blur.
by Rubi
02 Jul 2020, 19:22
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Letters from an old friend
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Letters from an old friend

Nice story. I suggest you send it to https://www.humansofnewyork.com
by Rubi
01 Jul 2020, 21:03
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

I think a lot of the negative spin on TGE comes from public perception at the time and the choice of singles. Stereotypes should never have been a single. It's incidentally one of my favorite Blur songs, but to make it a single put too much pressure on it and thus it's looked back upon as a bit of ...
by Rubi
29 Jun 2020, 19:40
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 133
Views: 50334

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

dparrott wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 15:47
My wife lost interest in Blur after Think Tank, but she's now crazy about BTS :roll: I played her Lonesome Street and she was very meh.
From Blur to BTS, that's quite the downfall if I may say so.
by Rubi
27 Jun 2020, 21:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

Of course not! It's got 5 or 6 brilliant songs. The Magic Whip has none! The great songs are: Country house, he thought of cars, charmless man, Yuko, universal, it could be you, The good songs are: Best days, Arnold same, Admittedly that leaves about 7 pretty rubbish ones which is more than on any ...
by Rubi
25 Jun 2020, 20:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

And it's not just a matter of production. Just imagine On Your Own or M.O.R. with a pristine, polished, push-up-the-spectrum production, wouldn't they fit on The Great Escape ? Conversely, strip down Globe Alone to something a bit more lo-fi, and you get Song 2 / Chinese Bombs . By that logic you c...
by Rubi
25 Jun 2020, 16:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

I would say the dark, and at points vaguely dystopian theme on TGE is developed in a more subtle way on S/T. I think songs like Fade Away, Top Man, He Thought of Cars could quite comfortably sit along side songs like Death of a Party, Theme from Retro, Strange News from Another Star, Essex Dogs, es...
by Rubi
25 Jun 2020, 09:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Re: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

TristramShandy wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 08:21
Rubi wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 10:56
No wonder the band would overhaul their sound with the self-titled afterwards.
And still all the seeds of the self-titled album are in The Great Escape...
How so? I can only think of He Thought of Cars. Tame doesn't count as it was recorded much later.
by Rubi
24 Jun 2020, 10:59
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Whats your favourite song at the moment
Replies: 220
Views: 125097

Re: Whats your favourite song at the moment

Oasis - Sad Song

One of the best songs Noel has ever written.
by Rubi
24 Jun 2020, 10:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?
Replies: 52
Views: 1267

Is The Great Escape the worst Blur album?

In my opinion, TGE has got to be the most divisive Blur album. It came out during the peak of Blur's popularity, with Country House getting to #1 in the infamous battle with Oasis. But it's no surprise that Morning Glory afterwards completely crushed it in terms of sales and reviews. I don't know, t...
by Rubi
24 Jun 2020, 10:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: DARE
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: DARE

Gorillaz don't have fast tracks. Even 19/2000 is slow as hell. Only the Soulchild Remix makes it danceable. Same for DARE.
by Rubi
13 Jun 2020, 08:11
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 133
Views: 50334

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Am I the only one who's still waiting for Damon to write the next Feel Good Inc. for Gorillaz? its not gonna happend i think. same no parklife or country house 2.0 I meant the next big hit. Will Damon ever write another hit for Gorillaz? Does he even have it in him? Or he just doesn't care anymore?...