Friday, August 14, 2009

932. Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)

Track Listing

1. Re-Hash
2. 5/4
3. Tomorrow Comes Today
4. New Genius (Brother)
5. Clint Eastwood
6. Man Research (Clapper)
7. Punk
8. Sound Check (Gravity)
9. Double Bass
10. Rock The House
11. 19-2000
12. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)
13. Starshine
14. Slow Country
15. M1 A1
16. Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Refix) (Edit)
17. 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)


There are plenty of interesting things about this album, and not just the album but the band itself. Firstly the fact that the band is all completely invented, the band itself is a work of art, an exercise in narrative and a pretty cool concept as well. This comes from the head of the brilliant Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn, a collaboration responsible for some of the greatest things in the past few years.

Then you have people like the great Tina Weymouth collaborating here. Other than this the album just goes thorugh so many styles and does them so well and so innovatively while retaining a sense of fun that it is almost impossible to dislike.

However the way in which the album keeps shifting styles can make it feel slightly disjointed at times, but there are enough common elements to keep it all cohesive. So a really good album by a band that is fascinating as living comic characters but also as a really talented collection of people moving the puppets.

Track Highlights

1. 19-2000
2. Clint Eastwood
3. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)
4. Tomorrow Comes Today

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The album reached #3 in the UK, and was an unexpected hit in the U.S., hitting #14 and selling over seven million copies worldwide. Its members include 2D, Murdoc, Russel, and Noodle.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Noodle is HOT!