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That's a cracking album - great songs, loads of noise and Graham Coxon's guitar on it is genius. Anyone else agree?
Hugely underated. It is spoken about as some baggy bandwagon jumping record but has some great great stuff on it.
Now thats a tuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnneeeeeee!!
I like Leisure. There are some great songs and their are some meh songs.
Sing is one of my fav Blur songs ever though.
And lots of forgetable songs
Suffers a lot from Damon's lyrics being pretty damn awful back then.
Beautiful chord changes in Birthday :)
which is why I dug out the album to listen to that track. Summed up my existential angst quite nicely!
I think the only good songs on it are Theres no Other Way and Sing, the rest is pretty plodding stuff. Modern Life is Rubbish is where they REALLY kicked off, that album is a cracker!
housemate is interviewing Alex James today. I will ask her to ask him what HE thinks!
I mean, jesus, what a cunt.
amongst others. Suspect the stuff chosen was more because Dave wotsit from Food thought it'd be easier to market.
I find Leisure a bit of a drag to be honest...bar 'She's so High' and 'Sing'.
Sounds the most dated but uinder all that faux baggy is some fucking ace songs. Sing is obviosuly amazing, but my fave is 'Fool'. Whata a song...
Does anyoen else hate the last album they did without Coxon?
Modern Life is Rubbish - brilliant as it is - badly needs remastering. The production heavily dates most of the album.
That said, even remastered, Leisure would still sound dated.
I also have always loved the long version of There's No Other Way.
Oddly it's the only track without any production credits on it.
but definitely nowhere near their best either.
"I don't need anyone, but a little love would make things better".
on a scrappy piece of note paper and tucked inside my school pencil case!
actually it was on my bag. still, psyche...
is produced by Stephen Street, fact fans!
I like She's So High and Sing, but I always preferred the sped-up version of There's No Other Way that they used to play live.
Maths = I don't like.
(I mean actual mathematics, not the band)
'Sing' is one of my favourite Blur songs. In fact it's one of my favourite songs full-stop. I remember when they played it at Reading in '99 it sounded absolutely amazing. Admittedly, the rest of the songs are a little throwaway but there are still some corking pop melodies, especially 'Bang'. I reckon if they'd chucked in a few of the more experimental b-sides - and the brilliant baggy classic 'I Know' that was a double a-side with 'She's So High' - it would be regarded a lot more highly.