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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 12:18
by Renny
Nineteen seventeen at last !

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 12:31
by kiusampan
Ok, just for fun, basing on revelead teasers + including two full songs (they have significant advantage in this case, but who cares) I post my intuitive album sequence, from best to worst. I am really curious how it will be blended after first proper spins:

1. The Poison Tree
2. Merrie Land
3. The Truce of Twilight
4. Ribbons
5. Gun to the Head
6. The Last Man to Leave
7. Drifters and Trawlers
8. 1917
9. The Great Fire
10. Lady Boston

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 12:43
by TripleJay97
1. The Poison Tree
2. Drifters and Trawlers
3. Merrie Land
4. Nineteen Seventeen
5. The Truce of Twilight
6. Gun to the Head
7. The Great Fire
8. Ribbons
9. Lady Boston
10. The Last Man to Leave

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 14:19
by tom_cas1
1917 sounds great. Friday can’t come soon enough! These clips on Instagram make up for the disappointing first two songs although I have a feeling everything will come together nicely on the album when played from start to finish.

I’m not expecting the album to better the debut but it might come close. Only time will tell!

And I hope someone can record the 6 Music show next week! Thank you in advance!

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 15:23
by Consigliere_11
I grew to like “Gun to the Head”. The live version was lacking, it was very bland and Damon did not do a good job on the vocal delivery, but the studio track features more prominent orchestration, which I enjoy, and the uneven pacing of Damon’s vocals works greatly on the song. Roll on Friday indeed :)

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 17:01
by aldamasta
I’m in the same boat, consigliere. Gun to the Head has grown a lot on me, to the point where I think I like it better than Merrie Land. And based on the snippets, Merrie Land and Gun to the Head are the only “growers” on the album for me — all the snippets have sounded marvelous on first listen.

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 17:49
by lumaka
lumaka wrote:There was also Reddit AMA with Tony Allen (he mentioned "2 bonus tracks in the boxset").
Hmm... according to record stores' websites there're 4 bonus tracks on download card, not 2 (release date is 14 Dec BTW)

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 17:59
by bugman
lumaka wrote:
lumaka wrote:There was also Reddit AMA with Tony Allen (he mentioned "2 bonus tracks in the boxset").
Hmm... according to record stores' websites there're 4 bonus tracks on download card, not 2 (release date is 14 Dec BTW)
so it's much much better ;D i want 4 new tracks ;D

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 18:23
by aldamasta
So the box sets won’t be shipped until a month later? Damn, I was hoping to get my hands on it sooner. Can’t wait to get those 4 bonus tracks though!

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 18:59
by bugman
https://recordstoreday.com/UPC/19029694 ... xe-Box-Set

4 bonus track and release date is month later.....

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 15 Nov 2018, 06:32
by lumaka
Uncut review 7/10
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 15 Nov 2018, 10:49
by daii

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 15 Nov 2018, 11:40
by Neal Zeal
The reviews are coming thick and fast now:
8/10 here and the heading, 'Damon Albarn really knows when to pick his moments – but he’s outdone himself with this new record.' http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews ... bum-review
and another 8/10 here; http://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/the ... rrie-land/
If they stay at 8/10 or above, there's a chance of it doing v well in end-of-year polls and achieving Mercury/Brit nominations. If they dip down to 7s or lower, then it would be unlikely.
Roll on tomorrow!

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 15 Nov 2018, 12:01
by daii

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 15 Nov 2018, 13:26
by lumaka