Blur - The Magic Whip

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by 101reykjavik » 01 Dec 2015, 09:25

The Graham book thing was a joke I think.
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by dparrott » 01 Dec 2015, 14:49

Jensen wrote: But it's good to see Damon referring to it as a "pause" instead of his usual urge to dismiss anything Blur related :lol: Let's cross our fingers!
He also said that "Blur are done", so I have learned not to trust anything he says. But this year has provided hope.

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 01 Dec 2015, 22:35

TMW is #23 in Stereogum's Top 50 2015 Albums list. http://www.stereogum.com/1845609/the-50 ... -review/3/


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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by eloisekate » 02 Dec 2015, 03:08

I hope the possibility of Graham's art book wasn't a joke, he did say "watch this space" when someone asked him about it on reddit. fingers crossed!

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Legless Owl » 02 Dec 2015, 05:41

I always assumed it was a running joke but I didn't know he'd said that on reddit (then I still don't even know what reddit is, so it doesn't help :lol: )

I'd definitely buy it if ever it were true. Love his art. I'm always in awe at his albums' booklets...
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 05 Dec 2015, 14:10

Why have we stopped talking about how beautiful My Terracotta Heart is? Probably Damon's sweetest chorus since (ahem) Sweet Song's. And that bassline.

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by JAIME » 07 Dec 2015, 14:55

TMW is in the Radio X's Top 30 2015 Albums list: http://www.radiox.co.uk/new-music/best- ... agic-whip/
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by aldamasta » 08 Dec 2015, 00:39

Nasty to see Mumford ahead of TMW, but a good placing nonetheless! So far the 3rd(?) albums of the year list that it's appeared on.

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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by 101reykjavik » 08 Dec 2015, 09:17

Radio X is a pile of dung. I wouldn't let that bother you.
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by rich » 16 Dec 2015, 14:20

MW is Elton John's album of the year...

"Instead, the 68-year-old immerses himself in new music. His current playlist includes alt-rock singer St Vincent and Scottish electro wizard Hudson Mohawke, while his album of the year is Blur's The Magic Whip" ...
from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35092502
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by 101reykjavik » 16 Dec 2015, 17:40

Nice one, Reg. Good on yer.
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by Jensen » 19 Dec 2015, 22:51

rich wrote:MW is Elton John's album of the year...

"Instead, the 68-year-old immerses himself in new music. His current playlist includes alt-rock singer St Vincent and Scottish electro wizard Hudson Mohawke, while his album of the year is Blur's The Magic Whip" ...
from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35092502
He must be a fan after they wrote certain song about him :lol:
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Re: NEW ALBUM: The Magic Whip

Post by My Name Is Mud » 24 Dec 2015, 20:38

Here's my own albums of the year list if anyone fancies checking it out. Also includes a Spotify playist clocking in at just under 15 hours. :)

http://www.hamburgersnheroin.com/top-20-albums-of-2015/
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Re: general blur thread

Post by daii » 31 Dec 2015, 15:12

Blur in Audio Technology: Magazine for sound engineers with a lot of technical info about the recording process of “The Magic Whip”. Interviews with Stephen Street and Stephen Sedgwick.

https://damonalbarnunofficial.wordpress ... logy-2015/

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