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by jonathas
10 Dec 2020, 12:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 124009

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's a shame but I have to agree that it doesn't feel like an album to me (and that's consistent with what they originally intended, I guess).

I find myself in the odd position of thinking that Song Machine has better songs than Humanz, but the latter is the better album. Don't ask me to explain!
by jonathas
09 Dec 2020, 10:06
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 124009

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I don't think Pitchfork, The Quietus or Stereogum even bothered reviewing it, did they? Presumably their albums of the year are constructed from stuff they've reviewed.
by jonathas
04 Dec 2020, 10:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: blur|banksy...
Replies: 17
Views: 1757

Re: blur|banksy...

I went through a bit of a hording in 2003 and bought everything blur, but for some reason I never went for the think tank album and single vinyl's and they appear to be the ones that are worth the most. I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles I'm in the process of filling out my record coll...
by jonathas
02 Dec 2020, 18:44
Forum: Blur
Topic: The Great Escape 25th anniversary vinyl!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: The Great Escape 25th anniversary vinyl!!

Wouldn't consider buying any other format; certainly not mp3s!
by jonathas
02 Dec 2020, 11:33
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

Shane MacGowan would be both topical and terrific.
by jonathas
24 Nov 2020, 13:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Superstate by Graham Coxon
Replies: 19
Views: 1987

Re: Superstate by Graham Coxon

Or, alternatively, he's doing whatever he likes, and that's cool.
by jonathas
17 Nov 2020, 12:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

David Byrne, Alex Kapranos and Thom Yorke are all great ideas I’d add: Bon Iver The Horrors (I know it has been done but would love it to see the light of day) Hot Chip Ghostpoet The Flaming Lips Yannis Phillipakis Paul Weller Nick Cave Guy Garvey Christine and the Queens All great calls. Can imagi...
by jonathas
17 Nov 2020, 11:37
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

Oh, Bjork would be great!
by jonathas
17 Nov 2020, 09:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz dream Collaborations
Replies: 43
Views: 2690

Re: Gorillaz dream Collaborations

Great question. Off the top of my head:

- Patti Smith
- Tom Waits
- Donald Fagan (from Steely Dan)
- Bobby Gillespie
- Killer Mike (of Run The Jewels)
- David Byrne
- YG
- Shane McGowan
- Elvis Costello
- Tyler the Creator
- Kanye West
- Neil Young
- John Lydon
by jonathas
12 Nov 2020, 13:35
Forum: Blur
Topic: Superstate by Graham Coxon
Replies: 19
Views: 1987

Re: Super State by Graham Coxon?

Just saw that, looks good. Graham is wonderful. Interesting to see one of the key musicians in Blur having such an original idea, meanwhile. A vaguely dystopian, fantastical excursion into high-concept pop, accompanied by comic-book visuals. Where've I heard that before... Looking forward to Dave's ...
by jonathas
30 Oct 2020, 16:54
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur have vague plans on a new reunion - The Times Oct 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 2900

Re: Blur have vague plans on a new reunion - The Times Oct 2020

Intrigued by 'there's a lot of material'. I wonder if that means Blur were recording new stuff while they reheased and toured TMW.

Hope so. I expect that what he means is that there are lot of songs on his iPad which he's mentally earmarked for Blur.
by jonathas
29 Sep 2020, 07:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Fred Perry Polo Shirts ban
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Fred Perry Polo Shirts ban

Thank god for that!
by jonathas
25 Sep 2020, 08:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 124009

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

It's because it sounds like Gorillaz!
by jonathas
24 Sep 2020, 13:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 475
Views: 124009

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

I've not really gone back to it, despite being very very happy that it exists. Go Out, Lonesome St, Ghostship, Ong Ong, Pyongyang and Ice Cream Man are keepers. The rest are all much of a mid-tempo muchness to my mind (said with the utmost respect for the wonderful playing and emotion imbued by the ...
by jonathas
24 Sep 2020, 13:23
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Ray Davies - The Deal (& Look Inside America)

I've always meant to explore the Kinks on an album by album basis; I'm sure it's one of the great blanks in my musical knowledge - I know pretty much every Rolling Stones, Bowie, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan LP backwards and inside out, but I still gravitate towards specific songs by The Kinks rather than wh...