Sunday, March 28, 2010

Go And Buy Immediately: Gorillaz "Plastic Beach"

I have never really been a huge Gorillaz fan. There were those few songs that I liked and listened to, like "Dirty Harry" and of course "Clint Eastwood". However, their new album Plastic Beach has completely stolen my ears since my first listen.
With the exception of four songs, the rest feature cameo participation from various artists such as Snoop Dog and Mos Def all the way to Lou Reed. And as little interest as I have in Snoop Dog, he delivers an incredibly rewarding introductory song to the album on "Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach".

The albums is like a playground. Once the hip-hop fun of "White Flag" and "Superfast Jellyfish" finish the album throws in the beautifully relaxed and airy atmosphere of "Empire Ants". From then on is where the album transitions into a more experimental stage but retains the lyrical theme of the financial crisis and basically all the problems of the world at the moment. 

I'm going to go out on a limb and proclaim this my favorite album of 2010 so far, right there next to the new Beach House album. This is definitely an album I recommend and URGE you to get ASAP!

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fizzee rascal said...

I reviewed this a couple of weeks back, and it is indeed great. It was my album of the year too, right up until the moment it was blown out of the water by Diamond Eyes.

Calvin Ramsey (TooRoads) said...

ya man, I cannot quit listening to it.
And I've never really listened to the Deftones. Ill have to check em out