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« Dec 15, 2013 8:00:42 GMT »
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Rediscovered Ian's solo career over the past few days. Some of his records I'd not heard for a number of years. If the Roses do end up making music again then I must say, he's left behind a solid back catalogue.

I'd forgot just how political his lyrics get at times. He manages just as many atrocious lines as memorable ones, but when he gets it right it's really effective, especially with his style of vocals which complement his lyrics perfectly.

I still can't get into The World Is Yours, it's slightly better than I remember it being but I think the songs weren't memorable enough & the orchestral parts ended up sucking out the life of many of the tracks.

The rest of his solo work I really enjoy, his first three solo records hold up really well & whilst they all have forgettable moments, on the whole they are excellent records.

Solarized & My Way might be a step down from the first three but they've still got enough good moments to make them worthwhile.

I don't think Ian made a classic solo record but over the course of those six solo records he really made some great tunes.

Was nice revisiting the lot, I bet the Roses never release another record :D I think right now I'd rather see Ian do another solo gig as right now I've no interest in seeing the Roses play those same songs again unless they are going to come back with new material.

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« Dec 15, 2013 12:24:02 GMT »
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think f.e.a.r is an amazing song



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« Dec 15, 2013 15:03:20 GMT »
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I think the majority of his singles from his first three LPs still stand up really well, and a couple are bona fide classics - F.E.A.R. and Dolphins Were Monkeys. Stuff like Golden Gaze and My Star still sound superb as well. He was one of the few artists in the early 00s to have a real, distinctive sound. You still hear songs now with those choppy synths and an eastern beat, which no one else was doing 10 years ago, and think: this sounds like solo Ian Brown.

Saying that, I never feel compelled to listen to any of his LPs all the way through. And some of the latter singles were fucking awful. Browno can do political really well when he's subtle and not just sloganeering.



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« Dec 16, 2013 16:44:55 GMT »
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I've really gone off Browno solo mainly because I just don't like the way he sings his solo stuff. That really deep manc sounding, plodding sort of rapping style just sounds a bit dated, he reminds me of a stereotypical Manchester dad doing karaoke. It's a shame that I can't enjoy him anymore because some of his songs are really well put together.

He's got a few classic songs and back in the day I loved Golden Greats and Music of the Spheres but I've just fell out of that kind of style of singing a bit.

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« Sept 26, 2022 7:08:37 GMT »
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no touring band anymore?



post covid cost cutting from browno.

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The last person you’d pay to hear do Ian Brown karaoke is Ian Brown.

So glad I didn’t pay money to see him on this tour. His old touring band were what made his shows.

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« Sept 26, 2022 13:30:14 GMT »
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I haven't laughed that hard at anything in a while. Imagine sitting through 90 minutes of that.

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For everyone a refund

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« Sept 27, 2022 7:06:54 GMT »
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I don't see what the fuss is about tbh, that's exactly how he sounds WITH a band, nothings changed apart from the fact no-one's standing behind him

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Nobody Bangs The Drums



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:D :D :D

That’s a 100x better than the dozens of terrible FEAR gags doing the rounds

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