Blur ‎– The Magic Whip

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First released on April 23, 2015
"Y'all Doomed" is exclusive to the Japanese version of The Magic Whip.

Singles from "The Magic Whip":
Y'All Doomed
Lonesome Street
Ghost Ship a Europe released CDr, Single, Promo
There Are Too Many Of Us a MP3, Single
Go Out a AAC, Single

Tracklist

Lonesome Street 4:23
New World Towers 4:02
Go Out 4:40
Ice Cream Man 3:23
Thought I Was A Spaceman 6:16
I Broadcast 2:52
My Terracotta Heart 4:05
There Are Too Many Of Us 4:26
Ghost Ship 4:59
Pyongyang 5:38
Ong Ong 3:06
Mirrorball 3:37

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0825646141715 Blur The Magic Whip(2xLP, Album) Parlophone 0825646141715 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip + Comic Book(CD, Album, S/Edition, Boo) Parlophone 0825646141692 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Blur The Magic Whip(12xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Parlophone none 2015
none Blur The Magic Whip(12xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Parlophone none Finland 2015
none Blur The Magic Whip(Box, Unofficial) Parlophone, Warner Music Mexico none Mexico 2015 Sell This Version
2-549108, 549108-2 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Parlophone, Warner Bros. Records, Parlophone 2-549108, 549108-2 US 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 Indonesia 2015 Sell This Version
2564-61416-9 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 2564-61416-9 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
2564-61416-9 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 2564-61416-9 Argentina 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 Chile 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 Brazil 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 0825646141692 Thailand 2015 Sell This Version
WPCR-16444 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone WPCR-16444 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
2564-61416-9 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 2564-61416-9 Mexico 2015 Sell This Version
2-141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 2-141692 Canada 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone, Warner Music Colombia 0825646141692 Colombia 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone, Warner Music Mexico 0825646141692 Mexico 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692, 2564610254 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone, Warner Music Russia 0825646141692, 2564610254 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
2564614169 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album) Parlophone 2564614169 Australia 2015 Sell This Version
2564-61416-9 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album, O-C) Parlophone 2564-61416-9 Taiwan 2015 Sell This Version
0825646141692 Blur The Magic Whip(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 0825646141692 Russia 2015 Sell This Version

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DashInc

DashInc

June 27, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715
From Hong Kong With Love: A Brilliant Album Almost Unreleased

I like to imagine everyone in Blur was sitting around a room, and after a long silence of watching everyone else coming out with albums, without saying anything, they all stood up, walked in unison to the recording studio in the next room and hit record. They had never turned off their creativity, just left it unplugged for 12 years.

Artists and groups sometimes tie their album's production with the physical place they recorded it. Blur sporadically recorded this during a long week in Hong Kong, and if that was the magic that made this album so listenable, I want all my favorite groups to fly to Hong Kong for a week. The album will connect to everyone in a different way, but it sounded like Broken Bell's outer space sound, combined with Damon's Britpop flavor, and a lot more electronic sounds you've heard with other Blur works. It's an alternative rock band's album alright, but no particular sound is overpowering another; Damon's voice so perfectly compliments the instruments, as the instruments dance with his voice. Alternative rock groups wish their 'creative' side, which usually leaves the listener a little weirded out, sounded as good as Blur just being, well...Blur.

It's easy to be skeptical when a group has been out so long, then comes out with another album. Thankfully, this is the first album released this year that has left me simultaneously pleasantly relaxed and upbeat. I'm glad Blur emerged from the scattered years and created this album for everyone to enjoy and didn't leave it unfinished in the Orient: it's going to get a lot of plays in my circle. I don't have a clever ice cream or Blur reference to end this review on, but this album is a flavor of music we've been missing that has brought clarity to my cloud-filled album library.
Sunor

Sunor

February 16, 2021
referencing The Magic Whip + Comic Book, CD, Album, S/Edition, Boo, 0825646141692
Really want this item!!will anyone sell
it to me?I can offer a high price. Thanks x
.
robjennings

robjennings

January 13, 2021
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715

Just wow. This thing sounds amazing. What a high quality pressing and impressive packaging. This is what vinyl is all about. Musically, I appreciate this album more now than when it was originally released and I listened to it digitally. It's pretty standard Blur fare with just a touch of Damon's work on Gorillaz bleeding through.
andr3wpd

andr3wpd

June 20, 2020
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715
Amazing pressing and sound quality. With the great packaging this is one of the best LPs in my collection
mizmazzle

mizmazzle

April 16, 2019
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715

Can’t stop listening to this album. Everything about it: song writing, mastering, packaging!!? Perfect album.
adslam3

adslam3

February 19, 2019
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715
A phenomenal release. The packaging alone is a cut above the rest. Records play flat and noiseless. The music here is different yet still "blur." I was a little turned off originally when I heard "ice cream man" but the rest of the music is top notch. Outstanding music and presentation.
BucketMan

BucketMan

December 20, 2018
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715
This sounds just so much better on vinyl than digital. Like, I can actually hear the bassline in Ghost Ship without struggling now.
d.teil

d.teil

August 26, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715

One of the reasons why we love vinyl: the design as the used physical haptic cardboard as mirror as inner sleeves which are even printed reverse too. Amazing artwork here. Done with 💕. Not even to mention the press quality here which is also above the average. A must have for vinyl lovers
bruno8586

bruno8586

February 21, 2018
referencing The Magic Whip, 2xLP, Album, 0825646141715

the download card expiration date states an expiration on 27/04/2016 but i could still download it today, i thought i got it a bit discounted in part for that expiration but it was not the case