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by thespider
29 Sep 2020, 16:07
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 315
Views: 79210

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Ghost Ship has more than triple the plays of any of the other songs on that album on Spotify and half a decade after its release is still in the top 5 currently most played Blur songs. Mildly surprising that more people have listened to Ghost Ship than either The Universal or Beetlebum on Spotify. ...
by thespider
06 Jul 2020, 21:30
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur record sales update
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

Blur record sales update

So last week, Girls & Boys was upgraded from a silver to a gold disc in the UK (400,000 sales). Yay!

Great to have confirmation that people are still listening. I'd imagine this certification is from streams?
Do people even still purchase mp3s anymore?
by thespider
15 Feb 2020, 15:25
Forum: Blur
Topic: Gorillaz - Song Machine
Replies: 315
Views: 79210

Re: Gorillaz - Song Machine

Slaves are the best punk band to emerge from the UK in at least 25 years. They're huge Blur fans so this must have been a dream project for them.

Love the song.
by thespider
29 Jul 2019, 11:14
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham in the studio with Duran Duran...
Replies: 17
Views: 11094

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

Their last album Paper Gods was their best since the self titled "Wedding album", so quite looking forward to this.
by thespider
06 Dec 2018, 14:29
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 236912

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

hi, thespider - I have been playing the original TGTBTQ album for the first time in twelve years. I think it has a slight edge over 'Merrie Land'. For me, the self-titled GBQ album is a 7.5/10. The title track is one of the best things Albarn has ever done. It's phenomenal. But yeah, it really seem...
by thespider
05 Dec 2018, 16:21
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 236912

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

hi, thespider - I have been playing the original TGTBTQ album for the first time in twelve years. I think it has a slight edge over 'Merrie Land'. For me, the self-titled GBQ album is a 7.5/10. The title track is one of the best things Albarn has ever done. It's phenomenal. But yeah, it really seem...
by thespider
01 Dec 2018, 13:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 236912

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Why do you hate it? I just can't find a decent tune in almost all of it. It feels like Damon has gone for this really dainty, meandering and twee sound but the songs don't have strong enough melodies to pull it off. I still listen to the first GBQ album quite regularly but I'm really disappointed w...
by thespider
29 Nov 2018, 23:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 236912

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Sorry if I sound like a naysayer, but could someone tell me a song on Merrie Land that they rate as highly as anything on GBQ's debut?

I really want to like, I'm such a huge fan of Blur and Albarn but I'm actually hating this album. :(
by thespider
22 Nov 2018, 22:52
Forum: Blur
Topic: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread
Replies: 730
Views: 236912

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

So is it just me who (so far) thinks that Merrie Land is dreary bollocks?

Four listens in and it's boring the tits off me. 6/10 at best.
by thespider
23 Oct 2018, 14:51
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3726
Views: 888495

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Was listening to The Magic Whip only yesterday. I can listen to the album all the way through without skipping any tracks, something that isn't true of Leisure or TGE. I think it's absolutely excellent. Considering they only worked on it for about 3 weeks after such a long break from recording an al...
by thespider
17 Oct 2018, 10:00
Forum: Blur
Topic: Graham's solo tour 2018-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 41065

Re: Graham's solo tour 2018

Shame it wasn't busy but great that the American fans got to see him live, finally.
by thespider
02 Aug 2018, 14:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: Dave in the new Slaves vid
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: Dave in the new Slaves vid

Saw this earlier, nice :)

Great band, Slaves. Liking the Graham Coxon vibe on their new song. Looking forward to catching them on the next tour.
by thespider
12 Jun 2018, 15:55
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 137523

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

So "Humility" is the first Gorillaz single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 years. And it's one of only four Gorillaz songs to do so (Clint Eastwood #57, Feel Good Inc.#14, Dare #87). That's awesome. it's also reached #81 in the UK and is Gorillaz's highest charting single since Doncamatic (#37...
by thespider
02 Jun 2018, 13:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Blur - The Magic Whip
Replies: 3726
Views: 888495

Re: Blur - The Magic Whip

Don't think bonus tracks/discs count.
by thespider
01 Jun 2018, 22:19
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 275245

Re: general blur thread

Coffee and TV got awarded a silver disc in the UK last week (200,000 copies sold). That puts it on the same level of sales as Girls and Boys, Parklife, The Universal and Beetlebum.

Also, the Gorillaz album "G-Sides" got a silver certificate (60,000 copies sold).