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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 16 Nov 2018, 20:06
by joaogabriel_lf
Masterpiece. Album quite consistent, with no filler track. One of the best albums have ever made by Damon. Very strong lyrically and musically.

I got surprised by some mixed reviews (The Guardian, NME, etc).

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 16 Nov 2018, 20:30
by bugman
i said it yesterday i say it one more time, very, very good album but masterpiece ?in that case, what are 13, dd, debut of gbq, blur ?

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 16 Nov 2018, 20:45
by tom_cas1
I agree with whoever said Last Boston is one of Damon’s most beautiful songs ever. Simply breathtaking.

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 16 Nov 2018, 21:36
by metalhipslop
bugman wrote:i said it yesterday i say it one more time, very, very good album but masterpiece ?in that case, what are 13, dd, debut of gbq, blur ?
Those albums are masterpieces. There can be more than one...

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 16 Nov 2018, 22:23
by KingLouieLouie76
I just completed listening to the entire album for the 2nd time and it is really starting to grow on me. I now must retract my prior comment regarding "The Last Man To Leave", it just fits/suits the album perfectly. I agree that the "Poison Tree" again exhibits Damon's brilliant knack of closing out an album.

My only criticism is that I wish more of Tony's drums, Paul's bass, and Damon's keyboards were featured and they jammed more, but they along w/Simon still sound tight together which is remarkable after 11 years worth of separation. Again, we can somewhat ponder how this would have sounded as a Blur album, but that's rather trivial.

I wasn't in the best state of mind to be honest while I ranked it a 6.5/10 upon my first listen.... I consider it now a 8/10 and that can most definitely improve during subsequent listens. By far Damon's best effort since their self-titled..... That doesn't include "TMW" since that's completely a Blur effort and not just Damon driven which I believe some of those prior reviews meant by claiming this is "Damon's" masterpiece because Blur is a sum of all four!

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 08:18
by lumaka
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Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 12:01
by Hooligan
Has anyone heard the extra tracks yet?

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 13:07
by lumaka
I doubt, because boxsets will be released on 14th December.

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 14:49
by Hooligan
Really? Says the release date is 16/11/18 on my order. Have I missed something?

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 15:18
by lumaka
Hooligan wrote:Really? Says the release date is 16/11/18 on my order. Have I missed something?
I didn't order it but that's what people are saying, some record stores updated the release date too.


One more review from the Guardian (again 3/5)
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/ ... tty-empire

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 16:21
by bugman
Hooligan wrote:Really? Says the release date is 16/11/18 on my order. Have I missed something?
yes, really. i ordered this box and i got an email and it's gonna be later. record store says it's 14th december

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 16:58
by TripleJay97
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When someone standing to your right says you shouldn't keep a seagull as a pet

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 21:10
by tom_cas1
I've been trying to rank the songs from best to least favourite (I don't want to use the word WORST) and I'm having a lot of trouble. So far this is what I have:

1 - Lady Boston
2 -
3 -
4 -
5 -
6 -
7 -
8 -
9 -
10 - Gun To The Head
11 - The Last Man To Leave

2-9 I'm having a lot of trouble with. :lol: So many great songs on this album. Only Gun To The Head and The Last Man To Leave are below a 7/10. Everything else is at least an 8/10 with Lady Boston a 10/10.

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 21:17
by TripleJay97
1. Lady Boston
2. Drifters and Trawlers
3. The Poison Tree
4. Merrie Land
5. The Last Man to Leave
6. The Great Fire
7. Ribbons
8. The Truce of Twilight
9. Gun to the Head
10. Nineteen Seventeen


Christ, that was difficult. I had to basically work backwards from 10-1 in order of least to most interesting. None of these songs are bad.

Re: TGTBTQ: Merrie Land Album Thread

Posted: 17 Nov 2018, 21:28
by bugman
1. The Truce of Twilight
2. The Poison Tree
3. Ribbons
4. Lady boston
5. Drifters and Trawlers
6. Merrie land
7. The Great Fire
8. The last man to leave
9.1917
10 Gun to the head