All this without it ever becoming clear what Gorillaz is supposed to be. An act of self-indulgence, or a brave, boundary-pushing experiment that sometimes works to startling effect and sometimes very publicly fails? Moreover, it was a project overtaken by world events. Some of it feels weirdly potentiated by what happened after it was recorded. The songwriting is sharp, and the melodies uniformly great. Crucially, the guest appearances never feel like the musical equivalent of those sitcom cameos where the audience immediately applauds because they recognise the star: you get the feeling the various artists are there for what they can bring to the song, rather than who they are, which means they meld into a fluent whole. For an album made in fits and starts — and without the discernible overarching themes found on Plastic Beach or Humanz — Song Machine is remarkably coherent. Julia Holter — So Humble the Afternoon The perfect antidote to everything: a one-off single that feels like immersing your head in a bucket of sunlit ambient loveliness.
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Top definition. An animated band. A side project of blur frontman Damon Albarn, they span all genres from punk to electronica to reggae. Their first self-titled album surprisingly went platinum. They had 3 popular singles from their first album: Tomorrow Comes Today, Clint Eastwood, and They then released an EP of b-sides and remixes from their first album. On January 7th of they released a new album of remixes. The album was unpopular, and for 1 year the gorillaz seemingly disappeared. On February 25th of they broke their silence by posting on their message board.
It helped that Gorillaz 's eponymous debut was an international hit right out of the gate in , thanks in part to the moody, slinky smash single "Clint Eastwood. Hewlett 's cartoon characters gave Gorillaz a patina of frivolity, and that joviality, when combined with a revolving cast of collaborators, balanced Albarn 's darker moments. Guest musicians helped Gorillaz stay surprising and current -- over the years, the group recorded with Del the Funky Homosapien , De La Soul , Shaun Ryder , Mick Jones of the Clash , Lou Reed , James Murphy , Andre , George Benson , and Elton John -- but throughout their career, Albarn remained the band's musical constant, driving the collective forward while pushing at the boundaries of his comfort zone. The group's website showcased Hewlett 's visuals and the group's music in eye- and ear-catching detail. Gorillaz debuted in late with the Tomorrow Comes Today EP, which they followed early the next year with the popular Clint Eastwood single. A self-titled full-length debut album arrived in spring Gorillaz was a massive worldwide success and achieved platinum-level sales in the U. The project soon went on hiatus, however, as Albarn resumed work with Blur for their seventh album, 's Think Tank.
Gorillaz is the debut album by the British virtual band Gorillaz, released in The album reached 3 in the UK and 14 in the US. The Gorillaz claim to have found their motley crew of cartoon characters sleeping in Leicester Square, but Blur 's Damon Albarn a.