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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by metalhipslop » 03 Dec 2017, 23:28

yea, Ghost Ship is an amazing song. I love the reggae vibes/// just reminds me of being on grass in a field at sunset during the summer of 2015
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by Sledge Hammer » 04 Dec 2017, 06:54

tom_cas1 wrote:Anyone blessed with the gift of hearing will know that Ghost Ship is an excellent song which should never be mentioned in this thread.
Steady m8, you will probably hate it by 1pm today like your ever changing Gorillaz opinion, "HUMANZ IS THE BEST THING EVER"....oh wait..."NO ITS CRAP!"

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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by tom_cas1 » 04 Dec 2017, 15:19

My ever changing Gorillaz opinion? Lol, settle petal. I liked it a lot when it came out (never said it was the best thing ever) but over time it has lost a lot of appeal. So if anything my Gorillaz opinion has changed once. Ghost Ship on the other hand, is exceptional.
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by AdvertBreak » 05 Dec 2017, 21:47

I'm sad to report that 2015 being an entirely forgettable year I have little musical memories from it....EXCEPT that wonderful Magic Whip build up and all that. I don't really remember the Magic Whip soundtracking the year but I'm pleased to know that it did.

Unpopular Blur opinion: as much as I love Popscene and B.L.U.R.E.M.I. they touch subjects from angles I don't really like.

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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by Forever Low Man » 06 Dec 2017, 07:16

leisure and think tank are still top-tier blur
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 08 Dec 2017, 06:48

'Leisure' is certainly under-rated in the wider scheme of things.

The way that the indie sound was in 1991, and how the prevailing sound had to be lo-fi, meant that 'Leisure' could be no more than it was.
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by tom_cas1 » 08 Dec 2017, 14:22

Agreed. I think people are too quick to judge Leisure next to their later releases. If you think of Leisure as a standalone album and imagine they didn't release anything else, it's a great record.

Here's another one: High Cool is the best song on Leisure. SO underrated.
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by damon008 » 08 Dec 2017, 15:39

leeeezure lol
i love the album. even,, graham is to harsh saying he didnt know how to play guitaron the album at that time. i love every track especialy wear me down.

come together demp was a fan club song 8-)
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Post by TracyJosh » 08 Dec 2017, 22:34

Turn it up is a great tune. The lyrics are meaningless nonsense but no more so than Song 2. Just a good, upbeat and fun piece of music. Quite epic and psycedelic at the start with the airy synth and Graham's wah wah guitar line is so catchy. Gets a seriously bad wrap.

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Post by Forever Low Man » 08 Dec 2017, 23:03

tom_cas1 wrote:Agreed. I think people are too quick to judge Leisure next to their later releases. If you think of Leisure as a standalone album and imagine they didn't release anything else, it's a great record.

Here's another one: High Cool is the best song on Leisure. SO underrated.
Unpopular opinion: Leisure is even stronger when you put it next to Blur's other albums.

Popular opinion: Some of Leisure's tracks could be replaced with a few of the b-sides

Unpopular: and it'd be their best album.
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by metalhipslop » 09 Dec 2017, 00:45

leisure is great, turn it up is great, never clever is the best, seven days demo (andy partridge version is rinky dink) is great
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Post by metalhipslop » 09 Dec 2017, 01:53

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here's bad day live at the bbc.. great song from Leisure
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 13 Dec 2017, 06:25

I like most songs from 'Leisure' and it is difficult for me to choose stand-outs.

Retrospectively, and against later albums, it is dated to its time. The prevailing indie sound was 'shoegaze', deep and plodding without direction. In this respect Blur had much more chart appeal than Chapterhouse or Lush.

Though in 1991, that was how it was - amidst cheaply-made dance records and house keyboards, and indie by The Farm or Carter USM. 'Screamadelica', 'Nevermind' and 'Achtung Baby' had yet to emerge, and would only do so in the weeks after.
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by Forever Low Man » 13 Dec 2017, 12:56

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I like most songs from 'Leisure' and it is difficult for me to choose stand-outs.
here's a hint: "Come Together"



unpopular op: it's in my top 5 blur songs
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Re: unpopular blur opinions

Post by anothermario » 13 Dec 2017, 20:06

Forever Low Man wrote:
Unpopular: and it'd be their best album.
indeed!

and "inertia" could have been one of the great singles
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