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Old 08-06-2009, 02:47 PM   #1911 (permalink)
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It's no more a concept album than Modern Life Is Rubbish or Parklife is.

And the reason I don't like it is it's just like a bloated version of Parklife with songs that basically about the same subject as those on Parklife but are nowhere near as good.
It was panned when it was released, It didn't sell anywhere near what Parklife did despite all the publicity it got due to that feud with Oasis. And the band totally changed direction after that album.

Those all point in the direction of a shit album in my book
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #1912 (permalink)
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What is it with people who hate transition albums?

It's a never ending cycle with people, do you want bands to change it up or do you want them to stick to a certain style, it's annoying when the same person goes around applying both of these criticisms to certain bands.

Not directed at you btw just time for my random rant of the day.
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It wasn't a transition album

It's virtually identical to Parklife but longer & with weaker songs, Did you even read the post where I said why I didn't like it or did you just assume like you usually do.

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Old 08-06-2009, 02:58 PM   #1914 (permalink)
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The band took their pop sound too it's limit on The Great Escape, it would only make sense that they'd change their sound rather dish out another britpop album. Also If they didn't I'm sure Graham wouldve left the band sooner.
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I need more popcorn...
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I voted yes.
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The Great Escape was definitely a very poppy album, in places a bit TOO poppy, maybe, and hence the big shakeup on the next outing, Blur...but as far as straight ahead, sonically simple, tounge in cheek pop songs with an ironic twist goes... its hard to beat The Great Escape.... it really is still alot of fun to just bust out once in a while and enjoy... sure the material might not be as solid as their previous or even later stuff, but I gotta admit that album brings a smile to my face everytime I hear it...
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For a band that really hated Nirvana, Song 2 is a pretty Nirvana-ish sounding song and thus a lot of people over here think of them as Nirvana ripoffs because they're pretty much unaware of anything they did before that.

Am I the only one who finds that amusing?
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I've never heard them say they hate Nirvana.

I'm getting the impression a lot of Americans here seem to think Britpop was anti American.
It wasn't anything like that. The thinking was more 'we've hardly had any great bands since the mid 80s and there's fuck all coming out of the US right now other than third rate grunge bands, we may as well take advantage of that to promote what we have here'.

And that's what happened, and that's why grunge died over here the moment Cobain popped his clogs.
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For a band that really hated Nirvana, Song 2 is a pretty Nirvana-ish sounding song and thus a lot of people over here think of them as Nirvana ripoffs because they're pretty much unaware of anything they did before that.

Am I the only one who finds that amusing?
Song 2 was written as a joke by the band. It was making funny of typical American rock and just about written on the spot hence Damon's nonsensical lyrics. The irony of it was it became a big hit in the states. But it wasn't their first hit in the states There's No Other Way and Girls & Boys were also hits, though I don't know if they were big ones.
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