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Stumbled across this today:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1S9k4aJJD8&feature=channel&list=UL]Blur - Selected B.B.C. Outside Broadcasts 1993-2003 - YouTube[/ame]

 

Some pretty rare live tracks here!

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i'm not really a huge fan of blur. i think oasis are much much better, but i've got all of blur's albums downloaded! lol:cool:

 

You're entitled to your opinion of course, but I think Blur's music is miles better than Oasis'. Don't get me wrong, I think Noel Gallagher is a great song-writer, but Blur's music is so much more unique and original. I mean, all of the Oasis songs that I've heard sound pretty much the same whereas Blur have so many different sounds and styles.

 

Anyway, my Parklive CD arrived today! I haven't listened to it all yet but I'm pleased to see that 2 songs from the second Wolverhampton show are included as bonus tracks :D And one of them is Colin Zeal!!!

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You're entitled to your opinion of course, but I think Blur's music is miles better than Oasis'. Don't get me wrong, I think Noel Gallagher is a great song-writer, but Blur's music is so much more unique and original. I mean, all of the Oasis songs that I've heard sound pretty much the same whereas Blur have so many different sounds and styles.

 

Anyway, my Parklive CD arrived today! I haven't listened to it all yet but I'm pleased to see that 2 songs from the second Wolverhampton show are included as bonus tracks :D And one of them is Colin Zeal!!!

 

I love Blur for many reasons, but I'll just name three.

 

Firstly, every album is different, and every one is its own island in time. There is no song that would fit on any other, yet, they all sound cohesive under one artist. Every album is progressive from the last, and not one of the seven lets down the set, which is something Oasis can't say. The consistency is staggering; how many bands release songs as good as Tender or Out of Time after their "heyday"?

 

Secondly, they all compliment each other perfectly down to the harmonies and are fantastic musicians in their own right; Graham is often mentioned as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, but he transcends the 90s. How many guitarists have continued to produce fantastic music for as long as him, and be so inventive with it? Clapton, Townshend, Page, Slash, even Johnny Marr are all inferior to his consistency.

 

Thirdly, they mean something. They meant something to 90s society, and those ideas are still prevalent; Girls and Boys' holiday culture is still here, The Universal's fear-of-the-future culture is still here, as is Americanisation and commercialisation. But Damon also has the ability to touch with melancholy. It's rare that a songwriter can display such wit, such ferocity, and yet still touch you deep within. Blur, I feel, will be relevant long into this decade.

 

I love Oasis, I love Noel. But Blur were in fact more like the Beatles than Oasis; they evolved from a pop band into an all-conquering rock quartet, and they never spoilt their legacy. They still haven't, and they continue to age with grace.

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You got the CD so fast, wow!

 

And I want to print mrkjhnwht's post and put it on a wall. I was thinking just the other day how The Universal is still relevant and that it'll probably stay that way.

 

To add to the things others have said about why they prefer Blur (because I agree with them and you guys are way more eloquent than I am):

 

- They're not douches to other people. Surely, they'd fallen into the shitty stardom pit and had a hard time climbing out of it but so far I haven't heard much of them slagging other artists like Oasis were. I'm sure at least one of them said, "This guy's a cock," but it most certainly wasn't said just because they wanted to make the mentioned artist look bad in other people's eyes.

 

- Aaaand the quality of writing both observational as well as personal songs in such a variety of genres. Not many bands/songwriters are able to do that.

 

- Finally, their energy of stage. Never have I seen a band enjoy on the stage as much as Blur.

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As for 21, order it before it goes out of stock, I would imagine its limited edition so that prices probably won't drop that much.

STOP MAKING ME PARANOID.

 

I'll see what I can do. If I magically get some money, I'll go and get it.

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You got the CD so fast, wow!

 

And I want to print mrkjhnwht's post and put it on a wall. I was thinking just the other day how The Universal is still relevant and that it'll probably stay that way.

 

To add to the things others have said about why they prefer Blur (because I agree with them and you guys are way more eloquent than I am):

 

- They're not douches to other people. Surely, they'd fallen into the shitty stardom pit and had a hard time climbing out of it but so far I haven't heard much of them slagging other artists like Oasis were. I'm sure at least one of them said, "This guy's a cock," but it most certainly wasn't said just because they wanted to make the mentioned artist look bad in other people's eyes.

 

- Aaaand the quality of writing both observational as well as personal songs in such a variety of genres. Not many bands/songwriters are able to do that.

 

- Finally, their energy of stage. Never have I seen a band enjoy on the stage as much as Blur.

 

This ^

 

But I do like Noel for his take on other musicians...

On Jack White: "He's supposed to be an indie poster boy but he looks like Zorro on doughnuts."

On Kaiser Chiefs: "They sit on an apex of meaningless, and they mean nothing to no one, apart from their fuck-ugly girlfriends."

On Michael Jackson: "For him to come over to this country and pretend he's Jesus... who does he think he is, me?"

After Robbie Williams told him to suck his dick: "I'd rather suck your manboobs."

On Liam: "He's a man with a fork in a world of soup."

 

...Probably the only artist I do like to hear slag someone off :P

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As for 21, order it before it goes out of stock, I would imagine its limited edition so that prices probably won't drop that much.

 

Do you reckon they'll still have them in stock around Christmas time? :confused:

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Wow... at least he's creative with his insults! :lol:

 

Noel's a nice enough guy from what I've seen. He gets on with Damon now, too. Both can see that rock and roll behaviour should always come second to the music.

 

It's Liam who can't see this. Liam is a child.

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From what I've read, I think I should start downloading Blur's discography :D

 

I think every human being should get Blur's entire discography.

 

edit: I'm listening to Think Tank right now... Man, that album is just beautiful. Sweet Song :cry:

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I love Blur for many reasons, but I'll just name three.

 

Firstly, every album is different, and every one is its own island in time. There is no song that would fit on any other, yet, they all sound cohesive under one artist. Every album is progressive from the last, and not one of the seven lets down the set, which is something Oasis can't say. The consistency is staggering; how many bands release songs as good as Tender or Out of Time after their "heyday"?

 

Secondly, they all compliment each other perfectly down to the harmonies and are fantastic musicians in their own right; Graham is often mentioned as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, but he transcends the 90s. How many guitarists have continued to produce fantastic music for as long as him, and be so inventive with it? Clapton, Townshend, Page, Slash, even Johnny Marr are all inferior to his consistency.

 

Thirdly, they mean something. They meant something to 90s society, and those ideas are still prevalent; Girls and Boys' holiday culture is still here, The Universal's fear-of-the-future culture is still here, as is Americanisation and commercialisation. But Damon also has the ability to touch with melancholy. It's rare that a songwriter can display such wit, such ferocity, and yet still touch you deep within. Blur, I feel, will be relevant long into this decade.

 

I love Oasis, I love Noel. But Blur were in fact more like the Beatles than Oasis; they evolved from a pop band into an all-conquering rock quartet, and they never spoilt their legacy. They still haven't, and they continue to age with grace.

Far too boring, did not read.

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Sir Snore? Lol, okay...

 

I think every human being should get Blur's entire discography.

 

edit: I'm listening to Think Tank right now... Man, that album is just beautiful. Sweet Song :cry:

 

Sweet Song's about Graham, surely.

 

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQfL1Qnf5bw]blur sweet song (demo idea) - YouTube[/ame]

 

I love this demo so much. One of my favourites on 21. Totally different take on the song.

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWFcM_1ye8o]Blur - No Distance Left To Run (Jools Holland 1999) - YouTube[/ame]

 

I'm very close to the belief that this song is simply the most indescribable piece of music ever recorded. He says everything in three verses, sums it up in a beautiful title, and delivers it with a beautiful melody.

 

Right now I know how he felt, and it's just amazing that he put into words what I never can.

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I had a weird and random dream the other night that Blur did some more concerts. I didn't get to go to any of them but the setlists were extremely long (I mean like 40 songs) and they played loads of b-sides, mainly ones from MLIR/Parklife/Great Escape.

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I actually wouldn't mind if they just carried on touring without releasing another album. The odd single every now and then would be nice, but I think they've got enough material to keep them going for a long time. Obviously if they did release a new album at some point I wouldn't complain, but I'm not hopeful for one.

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