Weekly Album #4: Gorillaz – Gorillaz

Posted by Flo in Music, Weekly Album on April 5th, 2008.
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It’s quite some years ago that Gorillaz have released this self-named album, but it is still great, with songs like “Clint Eastwood” and “19-2000” that were great hits and made them the best virtual band there is. Yes, virtual, because the band only exists as the toon-figures Noodle, Russel, 2D and Murdoc who impersonate the whole team of great artists behind them.

The fact that the music of this "band" is created by so many different people, probably makes the album ev interesting. It allows the people behind the "band" to experiment with all kinds of sound combinations resulting in a mix of all kinds of music: dance, rap, punk, rock, etc. which makes the album varied and it gives this group a unique sound.

The songs that are by far the best of the album are their greatest hits: Clint Eastwood and 19-2000, which were very popular a few years ago, but there a quite some people who seem to have forgotten them by now, but I do think they give enough reasons to buy/listen to the album.

Yet again: the music says more than words, the tracks that I liked best are marked with an "*".

Tracks of the album:
1. Re-Hash *                                                                            Listen | Lyrics
2. Five Four *                                                                            Listen | Lyrics
3. Tomorrow comes today                                                    Listen | Lyrics
4. New Genious (Brother)                                                     Listen | Lyrics
5. Clint Eastwood *                                                                  Listen | Lyrics
6. Man Research (Clapper)                                                   Listen | Lyrics
7. Punk                                                                                      Listen | Lyrics
8. Sound Check (Gravity) *                                                     Listen | Lyrics
9. Double Bass *                                                                      Listen | Lyrics
10. Rock the House                                                                Listen | Lyrics
11. 19-2000 *                                                                            Listen | Lyrics
12. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)                                Listen | Lyrics
13. Starshine                                                                            Listen | Lyrics
14. Slow Country                                                                      Listen | Lyrics
15. M1 A1 *                                                                                 Listen | Lyrics
16. Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Sweetie Irie Re-fix)(edit)       Listen | Lyrics
17. 19-2000 (soulchild remix) *                                              Listen | Lyrics

Note: Most of the links do not provide the music as it is on the cd, and are mostly live performances. The videos on youtube may be deleted, but I don’t have the time to check this and to refresh these links with working ones.




One Response to “Weekly Album #4: Gorillaz – Gorillaz”

  1. Sandstorm says:

    hmmm, i would recommed slow country to, only for the 10 seconds (or less) of synthesizer in the song, that sounds FRIKKING sweet…. me luv this album

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