Thursday, March 18, 2010

1 Albums : 5 Sentences [Gorillaz]

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Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

The newest album from the cartoon geniuses [Blur frontman Damon Albarn] which combined songs laden with poppy, lofty, lulling, vocals [similar to Beach House on the beginning of “Empire Ants”] while contrasting that with the complete opposite, genuine hip hop beats accompanied by legitimate rap acts Snoop Dogg and Mos Def. The ingeniousness of combining hip hop and techno &/or electronic [arguably the first to do it] from earlier albums is polished into two amazing tracks, “Stylo [featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def]” and “Rhinestone Eyes.” Like Miley Cyrus collaborating with Nickelback [what a nightmare that would be] Lou Reed guest stars on “Some Kind Of Nature” which is either to get his name floating around again [your welcome, Lou] or to give the album a mostly universally relatable rock ‘n roll name for profiteering purposes, but anyways there is something that isn’t quite right about this collaboration. The album is an excellent piece of art that multifaceted in its perception [electronic, rap, pop] but when they are going for pop, they’re Beatles-esque, when they are going for hip-hop they’re a re-incarnated Biggie, when the cartoons are shooting for electronic they are Daft Punk-like. They aspire to bend, combine, and amalgamate genres and in doing so they separate themselves from a set classification except the good album taxonomy. 

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