Gorillaz

Gorillaz (LP)

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What do you get when you combine Damon Albarn, singer for Britpop superstars Blur, with hip-hop producer Dan The Automator? Gorillaz, silly! Albarn takes a busman’s holiday and avails himself of the opportunity to take the kind of sonic risks one would be unlikely to find on a Blur album. This isn’t hip-hop or dance music per se, though “Rock the House” is a bona-fide party rap tune, and Dan The Automator adds plenty of hip-hop elements and trip-hop beats throughout. Ultimately, GORILLAZ is occupied by Albarn’s arch, twisted pop vision filtered through a dizzying array of electronic sounds and studio manipulations. There are some interesting stylistic experiments, too, as on the Latin-style “Latin Simone,” which features a guest vocal from none other than Cuban legend Ibrahim Ferrer, and “Slow Country,” which, despite its title, is an excursion into the atmospheric land of dub reggae. This is a far cry from Britpop–imagine Blur in a sonic kaleidoscope. And then try in vain to imagine either of the Gallagher brothers attempting anything close to this.

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Description

Gorillaz is the debut album by the British virtual band Gorillaz, released in 2001. It includes the singles “Clint Eastwood”, “19-2000”, “Rock the House” and “Tomorrow Comes Today”. The album reached #3 in the UK and #14 in the US.

What do you get when you combine Damon Albarn, singer for Britpop superstars Blur, with hip-hop producer Dan The Automator? Gorillaz, silly! Albarn takes a busman’s holiday and avails himself of the opportunity to take the kind of sonic risks one would be unlikely to find on a Blur album. This isn’t hip-hop or dance music per se, though “Rock the House” is a bona-fide party rap tune, and Dan The Automator adds plenty of hip-hop elements and trip-hop beats throughout. Ultimately, GORILLAZ is occupied by Albarn’s arch, twisted pop vision filtered through a dizzying array of electronic sounds and studio manipulations. There are some interesting stylistic experiments, too, as on the Latin-style “Latin Simone,” which features a guest vocal from none other than Cuban legend Ibrahim Ferrer, and “Slow Country,” which, despite its title, is an excursion into the atmospheric land of dub reggae. This is a far cry from Britpop–imagine Blur in a sonic kaleidoscope. And then try in vain to imagine either of the Gallagher brothers attempting anything close to this.

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Re-Hash – Gorillaz
2. 5/4 – Gorillaz
3. Tomorrow Comes Today – Gorillaz
4. New Genius (Brother) – Gorillaz

Disc: 2
1. Clint Eastwood
2. Man Research (Clapper)
3. Punk
4. Sound Check (Gravity)

Disc: 3
1. Double Bass
2. Rock the House
3. 19-2000
4. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)

Disc: 4
1. Starshine
2. Slow Country
3. M1 A1
4. Clint Eastwood

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Weight24 oz
Dimensions12 × 12 × 1 in
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