|2. Out Of Time|
|3. Crazy Beat|
|4. Good Song|
|5. On The Way To The Club|
|6. Brothers And Sisters|
|8. We've Got A File On You|
|9. Moroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club|
|10. Sweet Song|
|12. Gene By Gene|
|13. Battery In Your Leg|
The album isn't bad. Songs like "Crazy Beat", "We've Got A File on You" evoke the more familiar Blur sound while "Morroccan Peoples Revolutionary Bowls Club" is a nice new direction. But overall Think Tank sounds lazy. Too lazy.
I liked the sonice experimentation of 13. What makes that album worthwhile is how with all the synthesized effect, the true live band nature of Blur shown through and the ablum operates on a gut instinct level. In contrast, this latest effort too often, WAY too often, sounds more like a solo project of musical machinery than a live band.
Still worth a listen though, especially if you like the laid back trippy groove sounds that Gorillaz would sometimes find.
Still, at three years between albums there is almost too much thought in this tank and not enough action.
This is basically a review of the limited edition packaging. Which if you haven't figured it out by now, isn't all that great.
It comes as a 6x6 red cloth bound book with Think Tank and a very small printing of the divers art on the front, in gold. Inside there are just pages of lyrics. No Photos, no great Banksy art, no design at all really. I liken it to the Kid A limited edition which, in my opinion, wasn't as good as the regular version either. Both regular versions (Kid A and Think Tank) have a ton more art work, bigger, brighter, and cheaper. I expected a lot more out of Think Tank's packaging, esp. with Banksy on board doing his great stencil art. I instead got a "rushed job" that was a bit more expensive. Hey, at least the music is still good.
So just a little FYI, in case you can't make up your mind about going for this edition of Think Tank, hope this helped.
I hope this helps you make your decision.Blur really is a great band, and the album is really worth it. Thanks for your time.