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Gorillaz
     

Gorillaz

4.7 35
by Gorillaz
 

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Roll over, Josie and the Pussycats, and tell the Archies the news: There is a new cartoon band in town, the poppy, trippy, hip-hoppy Gorillaz. But cosmonaut vixens or pie-faced high school kids the Gorillaz are not; instead, they're an urban-chic troupe of misfits known as Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D. (For more on their story, go to gorillaz

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Roll over, Josie and the Pussycats, and tell the Archies the news: There is a new cartoon band in town, the poppy, trippy, hip-hoppy Gorillaz. But cosmonaut vixens or pie-faced high school kids the Gorillaz are not; instead, they're an urban-chic troupe of misfits known as Murdoc, Noodle, Russel and 2D. (For more on their story, go to gorillaz.com.) As for the music, well, the people who actually created Gorillaz (sorry to spoil the fantasy) include avant-garde hip-hop producer extraordinaire Dan the Automator (Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030), Blur vocalist Damon Albarn, Cibo Matto singer Miho Hatori, rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, and former Talking Heads/current Tom Tom Club members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. The album is a tasty brew of the many musical stylings purveyed by its creators. The single, "Clint Eastwood," combines the Automator's toe-tappin' beats with Albarn's chipper, oh-so-British vocals ("I'm feeling glad/I've got sunshine in a bag"), and Del's tough-guy raps ("Chicks and dudes/Who you think is really kicking tunes?"). Other standouts include the aptly titled, minute-and-a-half Albarn screamfest "Punk"; Del's Grandmaster Flash-style rap "Rock the House" (featuring the call-to-action "I want y'all to just get down"); the groovy indie rock of "Re-Hash," featuring Hatori's sweet backing vocals; and the ominous Pink Floyd-esque art-rock of "M1 A1," which features a sample from the horror flick Day of the Dead. Yep, this album is all over the place, but the Automator's production skills and seamless segues hold it all together. Action figures sold separately.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
[three stars] Gorillaz is kind of a soundtrack CD to the jaw-dropping animation Web site gorillaz.com, but it stands alone as a playful piece of genre-squishing art pop.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Wb / Parlophone
UPC:
0724353374808
catalogNumber:
337487
Rank:
5535

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Gorillaz   Primary Artist

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Gorillaz 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, an album that has more than one good track. You have punk, rap, rock, and instrumental all in one very ''artistic'' CD. This CD blew my mind and expectations away from the sound of the first song. Look for Clint Eastwood, and Re-Hash to be the big hits, I can't wait for future Gorillaz' sound to invade mainstream.
Guest More than 1 year ago
on every song it s got a good beat , everyone needs to buy this whether ,you love country or heavy metal , this cd is for everyone, GORILLAZ
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok so this album might not be your typical rock/whatever cd, but despite what you might think it actually is really good. It is totally unique which makes it one of my favorites. It doesn't matter what style of music you listen to it caters to almost ever one, rap, funk, rock, latin...WHATEVER!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is great, nothing like i thought it would be. the songs are so oringinal, it is such a great cd every one should go out and buy it right now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
omg gorillaz is probably the best group out! and i have to say, my faves are noodle & 2-d.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When someone told me about this band I was like yeah right. I listened to his CD and decided within 5 minutes of listening to the CD I HAD TO HAVE IT... This is what music is suppose to be.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is one of the few cds that doesn't have the same lame song played over and over again with different words and a new tempo, everything is brilliant and fresh, the only cd that i can find that doesn't constantly sound the same, I mean who the hell wants that? Best cd I've heard in a while, go out and buy it if you don't have it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its a great cd with a wide range of music and the hiden track is awsome!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Gorillaz, they are the best band ever, everyone should hail them!! They are coming out with a movie in 2004, that's going to blow everyone away, me thinks...Everyone in the world should go watch it when it comes out in theaters, cuz I know I am
Guest More than 1 year ago
there are some moments of pure genius on this disc. and then a little bit past the half way mark I wish it were over. 73 minutes is TOO LONG for most any record.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is incredibly artistic and musically overpowering. I will never know how they managed to write so many songs that are all 110% enjoyable. Each song has a great beat that makes you bob your head and singing or rapping that is flawless. I love how they blend in the hip hop, techno, rock, etc...sometimes all in one song. I love it! For the last week I have taken this CD and this CD only with me everywhere and it fulfills ALL my musical needs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mind boggling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd rocks!!! When i first saw the music video for clint eastwood on mtv2 i new i had to buy the cd. It has so many good tracks full with different styles of music. Check out the Gorillaz website as well its pretty amazing. Hopefully it will make its way to the top!
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
Gorillaz are fast starting to become one of my favorite secular artists. This is the 2nd of 2 of their cds I bought recently...this and Demon Days...and I am enthralled with these albums by how original & neat they sound. They mix most any genre of music you can think of at various times throughout the album, with the exception of maybe metal and hardcore...and they make it work! After having listened through this and Demon Days, I am pretty confident now that I am going to be heading down to the store tomorrow and picking up Plastic Beach as well. Folks, if you like multiple genres of music like I do, or even just hiphop/funk/soul...check out this album! It's refreshing and original!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. I cant help but play it every day and its been out for awhile. The variety is amazing, and the songs are the perfect tunes to just listen to for hours. Clint Eastwood - even though it has nothing to do with the star far as i can see - is the best song ever and the video is so great! Good stuff, buy this... now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i wouldn't go that far and call this album "awesome." but it is most definatly an enjoyable album with experimental music, and very very very interesting subject matter. but it is a milestone in my taste in music now
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Gorillaz kick the **** out of all bands known today they just rule the **** out of the whole world
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gorillaz are one of the best bands to set foot on the earth! I was just watching MTV and saw the video to Clint Eastwood, and I decided I had to have it! Their songs are very brilliant (especially Clint Eastwood) and the mix of some hip hop in the song made it even better. Go and buy the CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THEY ARE REALLY NO ORDINARY APES
Guest More than 1 year ago
When i had first saw the ''Clint Eastwood'' video i thought it was unique. Later on i bought the cd and had listened to it. It's different from other cds i've heard. IT has many different styles to it and i love it! You should by this cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was watching mtv and i saw the video. It was AMAZING! I was fascinated with Murdoc, arrested by 2-d's blank stare,blown away by russel&Del's percussion & rhymes& Noodle plays the guitar better than anyone else at the age of 10! I had to have more, to see more! It's an excellent combination of EVERYTHING! Reggae,rap,alternative,rock,with a twist of pop. It's the only thing I listen to ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a surprising entry to the music world. It combines most of the modern day music genres. It is a must-have for parties, and is so much better than a mix CD! The track ''Clint Eastwood'' has some pop elements, but also has an edge that is expected from rap or alternative music. When I saw the music video for it, I knew I had to get the CD!!