History Music / FrankTurner

21st Jan '17 1:00:36 PM captainmarkle
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** "Sand in the Gears" is targeted at Donald Trump and Mike Pence, though ''not'' their supporters as he's been quick to point out. This is especially notable since at the time, Frank hadn't written a political song for nearly a decade.
15th Dec '16 10:11:03 AM captainmarkle
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* TheAntiNihilist: Despite a cynical take on life, a good number of Frank's songs are still cautiously optimistic about life and seem to encourage not giving up on idealism and aiming for the stars.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Tape Deck Heart'' is this to "England Keep My Bones".

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Tape Deck Heart'' is this to "England ''England Keep My Bones".Bones''.



* ObliviousToLove: "Mittens" has the singer on the receiving end.

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* ObliviousToLove: "Mittens" has the singer narrator on the receiving end.
15th Dec '16 10:07:59 AM captainmarkle
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* LighterAndSofter: ''Positive Songs for Negative People'' is this in comparison to ''Tape Deck Heart'', but still has some darker tracks like "Song for Josh" and "Silent Key".



* ObliviousToLove: "Mittens" has the singer on the receiving end.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: "Reasons Not to Be An Idiot" is a ToughLove version of this.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre:
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"Reasons Not to Be An Idiot" is a ToughLove version of this.
** "Get Better" is a more upbeat version of
this.
15th Dec '16 6:19:27 AM captainmarkle
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* ClusterFBomb: "Plain Sailing Weather", "Tell Tale Signs" and many more.
5th Dec '16 5:53:46 AM captainmarkle
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* BreakupSong: Tape Deck Heart is a break up album, with the songs "Recovery", "Losing Days", "Plain Sailing Weather", "Good & Gone", "Tell Tale Signs", "Polaroid Picture", "Anymore" and "Undeveloped Film" all being about break ups in one form or another.
* FisherKing: "The Fisher King Blues"

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* BreakupSong: Tape Deck Heart is a break up album, with the songs "Recovery", "Losing Days", "Plain Sailing Weather", "Good & Gone", "Tell Tale Signs", "Polaroid Picture", "Anymore" and "Undeveloped Film" all being about break ups in one form or another.
another. Notably, however, Frank describes it as a breakup work from the perspective of the bad guy.
* {{Crossover}}: Throughout his career, Frank has collaborated with such a long list of artists that to name them all would be exhausting. His most regular collaborators, however, include Billy the Kidd, Jon Snodgrass, Billy Bragg and Emily Barker.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Tape Deck Heart'' is this to "England Keep My Bones".
* DrivenToSuicide: "Song for Josh" is dedicated to a friend of Turner's who committed suicide. The song was released as a 7'' with proceeds going to an anti-suicide charity.
* FisherKing: "The Fisher King Blues"Blues".



* HollywoodAtheist: Averted with ''Glory Hallelujah'' which is a song about how there isn't a God so we can just focus on working hard and being happy.
* HymnToMusic: "I Still Believe"

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* HollywoodAtheist: Averted with ''Glory Hallelujah'' "Glory Hallelujah" which is a song about how there isn't a God so we can just focus on working hard and being happy.
* HymnToMusic: "I Still Believe"Believe".



* LyricalDissonance: The upbeat song "Heartless Bastard Motherfucker"

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* LyricalDissonance: LyricalDissonance:
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The upbeat song "Heartless Bastard Motherfucker"



* MargaretThatcher: "Thatcher Fucked The Kids"

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* MargaretThatcher: UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher: "Thatcher Fucked The Kids"Kids".



* {{Mondegreen}}: "She's so wrapped up in her invisible llama."

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* {{Mondegreen}}: "She's "Reasons Not To Be An Idiot" has "she's so wrapped up in her invisible llama.""
* SirSwearsALot: Notably profane both in his music and in casual conversation.
* TakeThat:
** "Thatcher Fucked the Kids", although as noted Turner is no longer proud of the song.
** "Sons of Liberty" is a long rant against authoritarianism.
** "Four Simple Words" targets hipsters, ''Shoreditch'', ''Skins'' and a perceived decline in artists working to become famous.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: "Reasons Not to Be An Idiot" is a ToughLove version of this.
17th Jun '16 12:36:13 PM waymu
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** It gets worse, his latest album, ''England Keep My Bones'' expands this by being focused in many songs on the realization that he will soon die.

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** It gets worse, his latest the album, ''England Keep My Bones'' expands this by being focused in many songs on the realization that he will soon die.
26th Sep '15 3:53:28 PM nombretomado
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* OlympicGames: Played 3 songs for the London 2012 warm-up with his backing band the Sleeping Souls
29th Apr '15 11:41:33 AM moloch
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* GrowingUpSucks: "Photosynthesis"
** "All my friends are getting married, mortgages and pension plans."
*** It gets worse, his latest album, ''England Keep My Bones'' expands this by being focused in many songs on the realization that he will soon die.

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* GrowingUpSucks: "Photosynthesis"
GrowingUpSucks:
** "All my friends are getting married, mortgages "Photosynthesis", although it's less about the sucking and pension plans."
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more about the importance of keeping your idealism alive as you get older.
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It gets worse, his latest album, ''England Keep My Bones'' expands this by being focused in many songs on the realization that he will soon die.



** OldShame: Turner's political opinions have changed a fair bit over time, making "Thatcher Fucked The Kids" this. (His politics are roughly classical liberal, or libertarian.)

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** OldShame: Turner's political opinions have changed a fair bit over time, making "Thatcher Fucked The Kids" this. (His politics are roughly classical liberal, or libertarian.libertarian, now.)
29th Apr '15 11:35:14 AM moloch
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** OldShame: Turner's political opinions have changed a fair bit over time, making "Thatcher Fucked The Kids" this.

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** OldShame: Turner's political opinions have changed a fair bit over time, making "Thatcher Fucked The Kids" this. (His politics are roughly classical liberal, or libertarian.)
26th Nov '14 2:07:36 PM fellfromfiction
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** Also "There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner" in which he makes the Noel Coward song even more perky.
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