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“…one of the most beautifully bruised instruments in all of music.” YES. I’ve tried to articulate this so many times to my friends, but never this well.
Justine Frischmann, what a biiitch!
Solid list, totally with you on “Blue Jeans,” may have kicked out a couple of your choices for “Sweet Song” or “Beetlebum.” Oh, and I think “Westway” TOTALLY deserves a spot here.To me it sounds as if a bunch of old high school friends went off to college, graduated/lived a little, and then came back for a reunion — all of their experiences over the years, outside of the band, have colored this song. A song which, you’re right – would not fit on ANY of their albums – but is quintessentially Blur.
Happy to see all the coverage here lately. I went through a Blur phase in a west michigan suburb in the 90s — and felt horribly alone in that obsession.
I don’t hate this!
Oh God, I totally forgot that was an actual album title. Actually….I’m kind of proud I forgot that was an actual album title.
Exile on Main Stream.
Ah-greed. I’m all for musical experimentation, but…. this is one of the best melodies of all time, and he’s mucking it up with the vocoder, which zapped all the soul from it, for me.
A real, beautiful, live voice is such a RARE thing – CHERISH IT, SUF.
I was going to say, this would have been great on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack. I think that’s why I like it, though. sigh.
Lovely. Just Lovely.
I feel like this would be on at a party in a Disarono commercial. You know, everyone’s just super good-looking and vibing on each other?
This was not what I wanted to be watching while I’m stuffing a submarine sandwich into my facehole during my lunch hour.
You’re right. What a horrible person – tearfully performing a song meaningful to her two friends, who have found everlasting love. How dare she.