The thing about Blur is they were a big singles act here in the mid-90's and closely associated with 'lad' culture, same as Oasis. So most of the audience was comprised with lager-swilling normies who wanted to sing along to the hits and care little for the band's art pop excursions.
Also of note was that they had a full size ice cream van on stage, which was nice.
Pixies I've seen twice, once in dark sweaty crammed venue which was pretty great as they focused on the rollicking punk tunes and they sounded good as ever (even the Indie Cindy tunes that were brand new at the time sounded pretty good).
Second time was last year at another festival show. This was less good as the audience (who were mostly there for Kings Of Leon) didn't seem to really know or care about the songs, and for some reason they gave a bunch of lead vocal spots to the new bassist woman.
I've been referring back to George's old McCartney reviews as well. I mean it's not like many other people bothered going through his whole catalogue. Off The Ground made almost no impression whatsoever. It's slick early 90's sounding pop rock, less overtly dater or tasteless as some of his 80's stuff, but the songwriting didn't strike me as particularly interesting.
I actually thought Flaming Pie was pretty good, which George absolutely hated for some reason. It's another going going for a relatively timeless sound, but more or less manages it.
George singled out what is IMO one of the best and most tuneful songs on the album as the worst and most tuneless:
I just got to Chaos and Creation and it's decent. It's definitely got that trademark Godrich delicate shimmer, the only production quibble I have is that Paul's vocals are close mic'd and loud in the mix, which sometimes makes it sound like he's singing over the backing tracks instead of blending in organically with them.
Riding To Vanity Fair is the darkest McCartney song I can think of. He actually sounds bitter on it!