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by AdvertBreak
05 Jun 2018, 12:04
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Beach Boys Thread
Replies: 188
Views: 96833

Re: Beach Boys Thread

The wikipedia page for Friends got a major overhaul recently (by the same user that did the excellent pages for Smiley Smile and Wild Honey). Looking forward to see it at least get Good Article status if not Featured.
by AdvertBreak
05 Jun 2018, 12:00
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 11397

Re: Return of Vampire Weekend, June 2018

Absolutely love Contra. The other two records are good too but I think that album manages to balance the spaciousness and exotic musical palette of the first record with the more dense and lush sound of the third one, and it does so with some of the band's best tracks (the Run/Cousins/Giving up the ...
by AdvertBreak
05 Jun 2018, 11:56
Forum: Blur
Topic: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread
Replies: 386
Views: 120800

Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

The new tracks are good

But if I have a reservation I kinda wish Damon would knock off the telephone voice thing.
by AdvertBreak
05 Jun 2018, 11:49
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 22586

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

It's not a stretch to think of Crazy Beat as Fatboy Slim doing the Rapture. The donald duck voice is the same one as on Kalifornia and similar to the ones you hear in the likes of Retox... except its very dance-punky 2003 stylie et al B.L.U.R.E.M.I. on the other hand is neither of these things Also ...
by AdvertBreak
25 May 2018, 21:53
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 22586

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

I disagree with a lot of blurop4's comment but the one that strikes out the most is "there's nothing to dance to here". Uh?? Gene by Gene? Bowls Club? Crazy Beat (yes)? even the "mid-tempo" shockers OTWTCB and Brothers and Sisters, both of which have a slightly smoky funk thing going on. I think the...
by AdvertBreak
25 May 2018, 21:47
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: XTC
Replies: 32
Views: 13831

Re: XTC

I've been trying to get into them properly for ages, though I've always loved Drums and Wires and a few songs from the later albums. AdvertBreak's been trying to get me to play Apple Venus in full for years now, maybe it's about time. Please do <3 It's my third fav album ever I think The No. 1 is i...
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:29
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Whats your favourite song at the moment
Replies: 220
Views: 124228

Re: Whats your favourite song at the moment

The Knife - A Tooth for an Eye
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:28
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How is the Weather?
Replies: 88
Views: 78576

Re: How is the Weather?

Its been sunny for days and days but I have nothing to do outside so sadly I've been missing it
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:13
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 22586

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

Title: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

Answer: Yes.

(Even though Crazy Beat needs different lyrics, and also needs moving)

(And really there should be more of a Moroccan influence on the album but minor quibbles)
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:12
Forum: Blur
Topic: general blur thread
Replies: 694
Views: 248668

Re: general blur thread

It never occurred to me until today just how Stereolabby some of the 13 B-sides are
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:10
Forum: Blur
Topic: WigWam Appreciation Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 3031

Re: WigWam Appreciation Thread

I quite like Me Me Me, and Fat Les are on safe ground for nostalgic reasons, but I'm afraid WigWam have never done it for me. Love the PopWorld interview though.
by AdvertBreak
22 May 2018, 15:08
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Arctic Monkey's new album...
Replies: 9
Views: 3145

Re: Arctic Monkey's new album...

Never liked the Monkeys, but the new album is pretty good. Reminds me of Jordan-era Prefab Sprout actually, and even the quieter songs of The Good, the Bad & the Queen, albeit if they were intended for French cabaret nightclubs, which naturally is an idea that rather appeals to me. If I was being re...
by AdvertBreak
05 May 2018, 20:02
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 22586

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

I love the whole album except Crazy Beat, which I still like for its post-punk-revival-meets-big-beat goofiness, all things told, even if it is obviously out place on the album and has terrible lyrics. Super underrated: Revolutionary Bowls Club - polyrhythmic joy, Blur's It's Nearly Africa Gene by G...
by AdvertBreak
05 May 2018, 19:39
Forum: Blur
Topic: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?
Replies: 73
Views: 22586

Re: Is Think Tank an underrated masterpiece?

Happy 15th birthday to the album

Enjoying the greatest song of the 21st century, Ambulance, as I type
by AdvertBreak
04 Apr 2018, 02:27
Forum: Blur
Topic: Music is my radar
Replies: 15
Views: 6211

Re: Music is my radar

I also love the video, but I loved it a bit less when I realised that wasn't Steve Knightley at the end but Steve Lately(?) When I first saw it I thought the host said 'Knightley' and the Steve even looked like him, even though I had no idea why he'd be writing a play... In my defence I was about 10.