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by TracyJosh
22 Jan 2019, 13:26
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 12354

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

I think Rostam has just as much input on this as he did on previous records. Ezra said recently they both had a conversation at his house about it one day and they both decided that Rostam being a fully fledged member of the band wasn't necessary to his collaboration and input in Vampire Weekend. I ...
by TracyJosh
18 Jan 2019, 09:51
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 12354

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Ezra announced on Instagram that they are releasing a double album in a few months time, with 2 tracks released each month leading up to it(starting from next week!). Now all that's left to do is pray that it isn't a disappointment... The wait has been long, but so far Ezra and co have been pretty f...
by TracyJosh
04 Jan 2019, 10:31
Forum: Blur
Topic: blur official answering questions on answer.sh
Replies: 18
Views: 6565

Re: blur official answering questions on answer.sh

Irrespective of the moderate social media presence bulding in recent months from management, I have a strong suspicion the boys may secretly record an album over spring/summer with a release late this year/early 2020. TGTBTQ are doing a very mild tour of a few gigs each month throughout summer and a...
by TracyJosh
15 Dec 2018, 11:23
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur Drum Chronology
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Blur Drum Chronology

That was brilliant!

We should start a band mate :P

Here's my latest tune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIno3enEKJM
by TracyJosh
07 Dec 2018, 16:04
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Sides
Replies: 41
Views: 13914

Re: B-Sides

It's like they hadn't really discovered what kind of band they were.. I mean 'baggy' tunes on a Blur album!? They didn't have enough clout to not be told what to do by the label so it's just a bit of an identity crises album really. The lyrics other than Sing are just so empty. Even There's no other...
by TracyJosh
07 Dec 2018, 12:58
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Sides
Replies: 41
Views: 13914

Re: B-Sides

For some reason I just totally disregard the whole Leisure era of the band.. It just doesn't even feel like Blur save for 'Sing'. Popscene onwards is where my listening starts. I know it's an irrational prejudice to have, but I just can't commit to it! Haven't listened to Leisure from start to finis...
by TracyJosh
05 Dec 2018, 15:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 211564

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Very impressive. As I've said, anything above 6.5 from Pitchfork is very good.
by TracyJosh
05 Dec 2018, 14:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Sides
Replies: 41
Views: 13914

Re: B-Sides

Now that you say it, The Outsider would have been worthy of being on Think Tank. Brilliant song, reminds me of early MIA. Very eclectic. Think Tank B sides probably on par with S/T.. I dunno why I just find TGE era a great time. Could tell they wanted to take the plunge into more free-form, experime...
by TracyJosh
05 Dec 2018, 11:18
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Sides
Replies: 41
Views: 13914

Re: B-Sides

TGE wins. Tame and TMWLH really lay the groundwork for the following 2 albums. No monsters in me is class too. Modern Life is Rubbish is a close second for me though as far as B sides go. Parklife's are awful, S/T are strong, but I can't even recall any proper songs in the 13 lot other than So You....
by TracyJosh
04 Dec 2018, 17:20
Forum: Blur
Topic: B-Sides
Replies: 41
Views: 13914

Re: B-Sides

TGE wins. Tame and TMWLH really lay the groundwork for the following 2 albums. No monsters in me is class too. Modern Life is Rubbish is a close second for me though as far as B sides go. Parklife's are awful, S/T are strong, but I can't even recall any proper songs in the 13 lot other than So You.....
by TracyJosh
15 Nov 2018, 12:26
Forum: Blur
Topic: New Dave interview
Replies: 2
Views: 2416

Re: New Dave interview

Thanks for sharing. Thoroughly enjoyed that. It's funny, Dave was always the most reserved Blur member when they were properly active in the 90s and early 00s with regard to doing press and interviews, but he actually gives the most insight into how the band operates and is very open and candid. Dam...
by TracyJosh
23 Oct 2018, 22:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"
Replies: 56
Views: 20705

Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

It's songs like this that are the reason I fell in love with Damon's songwriting in the first place. Bittersweet, witty, slightly absurd, melancholy and above all comforting. In a strange way it's actually more Blur than anything on TMW. Heavy Parklife/TGE vibes. Love it so much. Serious redeemage a...
by TracyJosh
23 Oct 2018, 13:42
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3726
Views: 786667

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

It seems there's no "in-between" on "TMW".... Either you really love it like me or extremely loathe/dismiss it (and that also applies to "TT" as well)..... I would say I buck that trend. I like the album but there's something about the way it came to be that makes it feel like it lacks a bit of tru...
by TracyJosh
19 Oct 2018, 14:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 211564

Re: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN THREAD

To be honest, I have noticed in recent years that any publication that still tries to punt physical copies tends to review virtually everything pretty leniently. My theory is that it's probably because the industry is dying such a dire death, which extends to music magazines, so it's probably best t...