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Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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cheese eats mouse posted:

Goddamn so the only way to get the extra tracks on vinyl was to buy the $350 version? Which is now sold out and will probably be way to expensive to buy second hand.

They'll probably be released later. But also leaked like all hell.

I went and bought the $80 deluxe vinyl for the art book, but on amazon this morning. Not like I could have gotten my rear end to london in time anyway.

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Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Junior Jr. posted:

The live show gig is supposed to be online right now, where is it?

Are you sure there's an official source? I didn't see any "live streaming" mentioned.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Got an email from Amazon about the vinyl set I ordered. "Delayed until December, 31 2018".

Hopefully that's just a placeholder...

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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UGH. I want to listen to more but I also want to wait and listen to the whole thing when it get's released.

Also the vinyl I ordered had the shipping date changed to the 28th, so yeah December of next year was a place holder.

Now I just need to replace my broken turntable...

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Well I got lawn seats for the merriweather show.

Not gonna be great but this is probably my only chance to see them live period.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Nail Rat posted:

I doubt this is the last tour, but Damon might be 60 next time.

Not in the sense of "last tour ever", this is just the best situation I've been in to make it to a show. Not commonly close to where I live and I don't have enough money for flying overseas for a concert.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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MinibarMatchman posted:

if this is really so triggering for you then lol

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Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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So it turns out I have like 3 copies of the album now.

The vinyl, the digital copy that comes with the vinyl, and a digital copy for the concert tickets I bought.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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So my Deluxe Vinyl with Art Book order on Amazon got canceled on me. For some reason.

I'm sad now.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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I like enjoying things and this is one of them.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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The Deluxe tracks really change the tone of the album. Having listened too it all the way though now: still love it, but I think a bunch of the tracks should be in a different order.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Die Sexmonster! posted:

Yeah, they do. How would you reorder it?

Still thinking about it. But getting to New World and The Apprentice after We Got The Power is a pretty massive shift in tone. I feel like those belong after Elevator Going Up.

I'd also probably just recut Sex Murder Party into it's own interlude or two.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Mt. Modular posted:

If I recall correctly, "Hong Kong" was just a Damon track recorded specifically for a charity comp- maybe not at the same time the rest of DD was recorded. One of the best Gorillaz tracks though, period.

Also, nothing else goes after "...Monkey's Head." The last three tracks on DD flow together so perfectly to close that album out.

Yeah the ending of DD is one of, if not the most, my favorite endings to an album.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Bust Rodd posted:

I am fully aware that I'm posting this in a Gorillaz release thread but...

This is a really weird album and sounds & feels like a noticeable departure and I'm only on my 2nd listen and I don't 'get it' yet but some of it is catchy.

I feel ya on the weirdness, there is a lot of whiplash between hopeful and upbeat songs and pretty dark music and metaphors.

Honestly it feels like there's either two albums mixed together here, each going different ways, or there's like a Tarantino-esque non-linear flow to it.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Regalingualius posted:

I mean, one of the central premises of the album is supposedly about how people react to some massive event that turns the world upside down, so it makes sense that it's going to have some massive tonal shifts.

Oh yeah, I know. It's still great. But that whole "cataclysmic event" thing is where I get the idea of there being two competing narratives. One side of the album has humanity suffering through it and emerging victorious (We Got The Power) or humanity getting hosed and just descending into chaos and destroying itself (Ticker Tape).

Those two feel like ending songs both. So while the bonus tracks don't necessarily follow directly in their position on the second disk, I think they do fit in the overall narrative of the album.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Steve2911 posted:

I enjoyed that but drat I wish they'd come out with a video as good or visually cool as El MaŮana or On Melancholy Hill one of these days. So far Hallelujah Money is by far the best from Humanz and that's just Benjamin Clementine looking terrifying for 5 minutes.

I think Andromeda is ripe for a really good video but I'm guessing having technically 'released' it already means its unlikely.

Simply put: The economics of producing music videos imploded. It's just not a thing outside of super budget conscious projects (Ok Go's Here it Goes Again, Wheezer's Pork and Beans, etc) or heavily branded product placement videos which have themselves collapsed.

They already ran out of money for the story and videos in Plastic Beach, and since then the amount of money studios might be willing to put into music videos has gone down even more. So starting out they probably just have so much less to work with. The video for Saturnz Barz is the most "fleshed out" one yet, and even that had some heavy, heavy cost saving animation tricks. So the probably front loaded it to make the release material as good as they could, and now have to meter out what's left with these really low grade 3d models.

It is sad because the previous phase's videos were great and the art style seemed a lot tighter too.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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C. E. Croix posted:

New songs are cool. Murdoc's new look, not so much.

Powerpuff Girls lookin motherfucker.

Jamie really just cribbed from PPG.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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I made a thing and I wanna post it so here.

https://streamable.com/9fwxb

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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LORD OF BOOTY posted:

so uh what the gently caress is Ace doing here

like, I get that Hewlett and McCracken are friends but this is a little more substantial than "the Gorillaz cameo'd in a newspaper clipping and a Foster's character dressed up as Tank Girl"



It's extra weird in that Cartoon Network is currently airing a new PPG series where the character appears, which I would have thought would cause copyright issues.

Maybe McCracken has primary control of the characters somehow and has decided he wants to play around with his IPs like this.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Well drat, nevermind then.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Nanigans posted:

Why does Russel trip 2D? And whatís up with 2Dís eyes at the end?

Theory: 2D is way too happy that Murdoc is locked up in jail and not tormenting him anymore, and hasn't been working at all. Russel knocked some sense into him to get everyone back in the studio.

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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So far just that 20 second ditty. Not sure what it's supposed to be but the spotify channel says to follow for the next episodes (?). I guess a slow release album?

Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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On subsequent listens I don't mind 6lack's verses as much. They have a decent flow to them that works within their own segments.

But goddamn do I feel bad for the guy. Dude's 28, got a chance to collab with the Gorillaz, which would be a career boost for most singers and songwriters if not a life goal for some, and who is he paired up against? Elton loving John. A dude who has been in the industry and at the top of his game for almost twice as long as you've been alive.

Alternatively: Dude got to loving collab with Elton John so wins all around.

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Crain
Jun 27, 2007

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Nanigans posted:

I think it was more they wanted to immortalize him in Jaimeís style. I love that Elton cartoon.

Cartoon Elton looks more like Elton John than Elton John does.

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