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Rafe

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Graham Coxon - happiness in magazines
« on: May 23, 2004, 04:44:27 PM »

This is the best album Blur have ever made. Graham Coxon, the genius behind his former band's finest records, has sobered up, straightened out and found himself a singing voice - thank fuck.

Graham's previous solo work has been slapdash, messy and a little too "Malkmus" for an Englishman to do credit, but "happiness.." is an absolute corker.

Finally, we see the weird little maestro fulfilling his potential - every song is a winner, from the opening Riff to "Spectacular", to the fragile, Syd Barrett-esque beauty of the closing "Ribbons and leaves". In between, we are treated to a piece of punk brilliance ("Freakin' out"), the Fall ("People of the earth"), and a wistful take on Alt-country("Are you ready?").

I hope this album get's a US release - you don't know what you're missing.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2004, 04:48:05 PM »

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...to the fragile, Syd Barrett-esque beauty...
you sold me right there.  Will have to check it out!
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Jonathan

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2004, 04:49:24 PM »

I so want to get ahold of a copy of this. A friend of mine is going to be in Dublin in a few weeks...I'm thinking about getting him to pick it up for me. It has to have been released in Ireland, right?
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Juliana

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2004, 08:21:19 AM »

Jeez, again I thought you had written "Graham Colton"
*shudder*
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2004, 10:15:30 AM »

Quote from: "Juliana"
Jeez, again I thought you had written "Graham Colton"
*shudder*
Get those eyes checked, girl!   :wink:
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Juliana

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004, 11:32:05 AM »

If you knew the horrors of Graham Colton, you'd understand my paranoia
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2004, 11:49:09 AM »

*worst band ever*!  (graham colton).  And they follow you everywhere you go.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2004, 11:56:33 AM »

I've been really interested in hearing Coxon's stuff since he "left" Blur. You kinda forget what an incredible badass this guy is on the guitar until you hear the hole he left on Blur's "Think Tank".

Is this stuff gonna be import-only for the US fans? I haven't heard anything about this at the usual music sites.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2004, 12:06:53 PM »

I haven't heard anything either. Hence my plan efforts to "import" a copy myself. Plus, I really don't want to wait until whenever it might be released in this country.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2004, 12:16:35 PM »

I've heard "Freakin' Out" and I love it.
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Jonathan

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2004, 12:44:38 AM »

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If you knew the horrors of Graham Colton, you'd understand my paranoia

You know, the new Graham Colton CD is on sale at Best Buy for only $6.99! ;)
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Juliana

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2004, 09:05:08 AM »

Hey, pick it up and let us know what you think.
If your head doesn't explode that is.

The songs might actually be written well.  Kevin from BTE did a few of them.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2004, 09:12:22 AM »

I will be going to Best Buy today to pick up a $6.99 CD, but not that one.

Keane is also on sale at that price. Looking forward to that.
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2004, 04:36:07 PM »

I don't know about being "the best Blur album ever made"  :wink: but I definitely think this CD is great... and this coming from someone who really didn't care at all for Graham's other solo stuff.  A long shot better than Think Tank and 13, I'll give it that.
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