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is awesome. Can't stop listening to it. Especially the track with Roots Manuva. I wish I'd got into it earlier.
Roots Manuva is fantastic anyway.
it's surprisingly experimental for a record that's gone on to sell a squillon jillion.
A groundbreaking pop record is a rarity to say the least
And I always loved the fact that it's not a 'real' band
I can't really fault Gorillaz at all - great music, great production, great videos, great website
you know they're repeating that live residency they did in manchester at the Apollo Theater (sic) in New York next month...
I SO want to go
I wonder if there are tickets left... That would be amazing - I tried to get those tickets in Manchester but missed out... Tried hard.
I think it's quite interesting how different this second album is to their first.
I love it personally - and big UP to the Roots Manuva (another Ninja Tunes success)...
That is all.
That's what I thought. It seems strange that the kind of people who buy James Blunt and Keane albums from supermarkets are buying this too.
a thread that isn't ripping gorillaz to shreds. right on, because as you've all said, this is a very sophisticated album inspite of its commercial success.
but it's not as good as their first album....
anyone ever tried to compare him to Noel Gallagher.
I was always a Blur fan over Oasis... Even now, Blur's earlier stuff holds better than Oasis' ever will.
I once had a fight with someone over Blur at school. I don't regret it.
IS INDEED FABBY, BUT IS THE FIRST ONE ANY GOOD? IM NOT as KEEN ON ANY OF THE SINGLES FROM THAT ONE. sorry!
I agree. Clint Eastwood is good, 5/4 is good, Tomorrow Comes Today is alright.
Rock the House and 19/2000 are just plain shit.
Does anyone own Albarn's 'Mali Music' album?
Well done you - hope you stuck it to them reeeeeeeal good.
Crap. I haven't listened to enough Blur to judge them fully. What I have heard is fairly good, but they've never written a tune as strong as Morning Glory or Live Forever.
As for what they're doing now, Noel is minted due to the fact he can continue writing samey Oasis songs that sell millions. Allbran tried to carry on with Blur, but they're crap now Coxon's gone.
He must have been desperate to join a cartoon hip hop band.
- Out of Time
- This is a Low
- The Universal
- End of a Century
Each of these songs on their own knock ten types of shit out of Morning Glory and Live Forever, musically, technically and emotionally. I'm sorry, it's true.
2) Noel can indeed continue making huge amounts of money spunking out stuff like Don't Believe The Truth, but I don't envy him the task. Ho are the others again? Blur continue to make vast amounts from their last six albums, and correct me if I'm wrong, but their decidedly not-shit album with Coxon reached number 2, didn't it?
3) Blur as a whole and by member are leading rather more interesting lives creatively than any of Oasis. Albarn has Gorillaz, Alex James in Betty Boo, Coxo standin' on his own again, even Rowntree's got a dozen cartoon projects.
4) I don't think you quite understand- Albarn isn't in Gorillaz, he IS Gorillaz. He composes the songs and every song features his vocals in one way or another. He didn't join it, he came up with the whole idea. And if you're still obsessed with the idea of sales against integrity, how much did Demon Days sell again? I'm willing to bet more than Don't Believe The Truth.
actually mentally pointed you out as a pretty clever person.
You've just shown yourself to be a slag.
I was just about to approach quoting your post, but the fact it is completely dreadful makes that impossible.
slags can be clever too, you know...
Go ahead, point out my mistakes. I know you'll enjoy it as much as I will. I haven't eaten an Oasis fan alive in ages.
is just the chirpiest thing i've ever heard. it's like angel delight turned into music.
i too covet this Mali Music....*runs to amazon*
is going for Â£4 on amazon marketplace *temptation*
yeah. It reminded me of Blur b-sides and I like Blur b-sides. :-)
They think up a couple of catchy little hooks, and ruin them with bland effects and rubbish rapping. If they weren't cartoons, no-one would give a toss about them.
I never really liked Blur other than the odd song or two but I love the Gorillaz, new album probably more than the last...I'm guessing Dangermouse's influence has done good.
is why you have no right to comment on music. At all.
Maybe if they picked up guitars, wore skinny jeans and played Am, C and G you would like them?
Coming from the boy who said "rapping isn't music" I'm not sure how you're able to judge De La Soul and Roots Manuva as a "rubbish rappers".
The "bland effects" are the contribution of Danger Mouse, one of the best producers in the world. They are a large part of what makes it a good album.
The fact that they are cartoons is arbitrary.
so because I don't like De La Soul and Roots Manuva, and don't appreciate 'Danger Mouse's effects, I'm wrong?
Not all rapping's bad. That was to earn 100 replies. A bet.
I don't like rap particularly. Saul Williams is the best I've heard, and compared with him, Gorillaz' stuff is wank.
I'm actually going to see if Am, C and G work now. It better be good, you little tart.
I like it. It goes well with a D at the end.
A major worked better.
You misunderstand. Tom is suggesting that the fact you don't know anything about hip hop, (which is your perfectly valid choice), means that you aren't in a position to label some rapping rubbish and some not.
You don't have a wide enough frame of reference. It's like i can't say whether a drummer is any good, i just don't know what to listen for.
As for the effects, I think you are wrong. But that's more or less pure opinion.
You misunderstand me.
Anyone can say Meg White is a crap drummer if they want. But you might disagree. They don't have to be a drummer. I think the rapping in it is shit. I think all of it is shit.
I'm not wrong, I'm not right. I'm giving my opinion.
An invalid one.
This is an excrutiatingly childish argument. Yes. You are right - anyone can have an opinion on anything. I can have an opinion on the political climate of Belarus if I want but I wouldn't expect anyone respect it as I know nothing about the political climate of Belarus. See?
With that though is that by saying "shit" or "rubbish" you imply that the rapping is technically bad. It simply isn't. You also imply a comparitive aspect, which is undermined by the fact that you dislike rap.
Basically, "the rapping is shit" is a statement you cannot make with any authority, but "i think the rapping is shit" is one that no-one can argue with.
Thankyou for you time and attention.
(doesn't this feel like the old days :-D)
MF DOOM kills 'November Has Come'.
November Has Come is great. Especially because it's just before All Alone.
No offence, Rappers, but I don't really think you need me to spell out 'my opinion'. Everything posted on these boards is subjective. Even if I did know all about rap, I'd be allowed to make that statement.
Shall we make arule where, from now on, if you judge a song, you MUST say 'I think'.
Yeah. Get the DiS Gestapo to murder anyone that says '.... is shit'. They must use thew two definitive words, 'I believe.'
You're just being pedantic for the sake of it.
all rapping is shit.
You still misunderstand.
Obviously everything anyone says on here is an opinion. No one is doubting that. You have a right to express yours.
Don't expect anyone to respect it. An opinion without any foundation isn't really much of an opinion at all. There's only so many ways this can be explained. Shall I do bullet points and pictures or something?
but the album was a bit filler-tastic. I thought.
in places. i found that Damon's singing bits let some of it down, maybe should have let Dennis Hopper and Mr Manuva take the reigns for a bit longer...?