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this is a low
no distance left to run
Trouble In The Message Centre
ALBUM TRACKS 4 LYF
The boring answer, but it's really, really great.
if it wasn't for that embarrassing WAAHOOOO bit
That woman is constantly wailing in her music, and it is just awful. At least Damon screamed "wahoo" instead of "ohwah ohwah" over and over again
He Thought of Cars
Genius on so many levels.
Off topic but thank you to whoever in the other thread mentioned the b side 'Black Book', amazing.
He Thought Of Cars
No Distance Left To Run
Out Of Time
Pretty much all the slow ones.
probably go for bank holiday
that bit when the guitar kicks in after the first thirty seconds...
ain't afraid to admit it. plenty of other absolute gems to be had, but if i could only pick one blur song to 'save', that'd be it.
a number of which were somewhat ruined this evening
To The End
Out Of Time
This Is A Low
a frequently overlooked good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOZTz51V8
maybe Entertain Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-klDGGcyc2g it's like a good version of 'Boys and Girls'. Everyone puts in good performances. Great stuff
Please, Blur, come to the US this time! I have not seen thee! This one time, I'll make an exception, pay through the nose, watch from the cheap seats...but my life's not complete without it!
Far from the best band ever in my little black book.
Song2 sounds sooooo good still though.
and Popscene is ok.
one of the best album closers
then Trimm Trabb, For Tomorrow, Look Inside America
and I don't really like Tender
Glastonbury 2009 kind of changed my opinion on that though
But all that oh "my baby oh why oh my" nonsense angers me its just tremendously lazy and crap and just awful....what were they thinking.
That whole stupid Mockney thing was ridiculaous...their latter albums and songs were far more focused and interesting, decent developement that lots of band failed to achieve post commercial rogering.
it's great. it'd be rubbish for any othet band, but Graham makes it endearing.
Maybe i expect better, i do like the song though.
i lobe beetlebum more though
But if I had to, I mean HAD to, gun to head shit
End of a Century
Think it's just the memory of hearing it at Glastonbury a few years ago and the crowd were going mental.
Other than that... I'd say......... Tender?
My faves are a toss up between Blue Jeans, This is a Low and Bad Head. It makes me sad that the Blur that the average public know are the Girls and Boys/Parklife/Song 2/Charmless Man/Country House pop band when there's some totally beautiful music on all their albums - even Leisure has Sing, Birthday and Bad Day.
this is one I always come back to.
for sure. video is great too.
majorly underrated IMO
nyeee owmmm nyee orrm
It was a grower, I bought Parklife when I was about 11 or 12 and was mainly in it for the title track and Boys & Girls etc. It has also sparked off an odd interest in the shipping forecast on radio 4. I did like The Universal, but several hours on hold to British Gas last year with it on loop has tainted it somewhat.
in the right context. just got to shed all the accumulated baggage and immerse yourself in the right mindset. remember how it made you feel, all the good associated memories, and then it will sound as good as it ever did.
Strange News From Another Star
the quietus are cunts
nice one Quietus, needs more MLIR and Great Escape tho (which are, IMO, their best albums alongside 13)
SIX PACK OF BEER
A lot of love for Beetlebum too though.
is a fave. seen them live 6 or 7 times and they NEVER play it.
is pretty incredible
Blew my mind, opened a door or two. Here's the rest of my top ten, in order:
Yuko & Hiro
...there are a LOT of MLIR (and Great Escape) tracks in my 11-20 but they can suck it for now :D
o fuck it here's 11-20. actually 11-22. YAY
He Thought Of Cars
Theme From Retro
Chemical World / Intermission (yes this is cheating, yes they both rule)
Parklife is probably even more overrated than Different Class. Britpop's greatest albums my ARSE - both bands did MUCH better on pretty much all their other albums
insert it just before Slow Down
the remainder being 12-23. 13-24 with Y&L. *stabs self in face repeatedly, autobanrequests*
how has nobody mentioned You're So Great yet? Also Caravan/Good Song/Sweet Song/Ambulance/Battery in Your Leg...all the sad ones off Think Tank. also 1992.
not massively into the stuff they did before Graham got Damon into indie rock and that, but I don't *not* like it. just the way I'm wired, i.e. like Graham.
which I only heard for the first time after watching 'No Distance Left to Run'. just remembered 'cause I just watched it again on ITV 4. maked me want to cry, that film.
yeah, can't believe the aforementioned song is on 'Leisure' either...purposely always avoided that record, and it had this hidden gem on it? how odd.
Pressure on Julian
Turn It Up
in all honesty, having been borderline-obsessed with Blur between the ages of 13 and 18, I now find it hard to listen to them as it's a stark, bitter-sweet reminder of the fact that I'll never again be young and full of life and hope.
but actually it could well be their best. Its certainly their most kaleidoscopic. I mean if you compare any four tracks at random...
Clover Over Dover, Bank Holiday, Girls & Boys, Trouble in the Message Centre or
This is a Low, The Debt Collector, Far out, Tracey Jacks
...it's pretty impressive in my opinion.
I think of this song every bank holiday funnily enough. Especially the back to work A G AIN bit.