G-Sides Best of, Explicit Lyrics
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|1. 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)|
|2. Latin Simone|
|3. The Sounder|
|5. Clint Eastwood (Phi Life Cypher)|
|6. Ghost Train|
|7. Hip Albatross|
|9. 19-2000 (The Wiseguys House Of Wisdom Remix)|
A collection of B Sides (Sorry, G Sides) from a band with only one album to their credit should be an exercise in lowest-common-denominator barrel-scraping. But Gorillaz' G Sides, as befits a band whose "live" performances take months of preparation, is an exercise in careful planning that actually manages to outstrip this near certainty. It's by no means a work of lost gems. "19-2000" features as a more uptempo mix, and "Clint Eastwood" reappears as the more chunky mix performed on the BRITs with Phi Life Cypher, and as a CD-ROM video. Other tracks, such as the closer "12D3" come across as 13 era Blur on autopilot. Unsurprisingly it's not hefty either, weighing in at a fairly paltry 37 minutes and 10 tracks, but overall it provides a fairly good companion to the album, and is better than it has any right to be. --Chris Blenkarn --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Either way, this is a pretty good [small] collection of remixes and a few new tracks that were previously only on singles. The new tracks are kind of depressing in that they're very slow/sad in the music and the lyrics are a little slow as well. That doesn't mean they're bad, not at all, but they don't really fit in with the faster paced tracks...notably the new Clint Eastwood. That thing kicks. The new raps thrown in just flat out rule. It's just as good as the original.
The music on all the tracks is what this album is about. Not just lyrics. And on another note- the booklet has some pretty cool pictures. One or two are found in the Gorillaz (self titled) LP that came out a while ago. So go for this if you're really into the band. Just don't expect something that'll get heavy rotation in your CD player. I still say they stop doing remixes and just focus on doing a new "real" album.
19-2000 soul child remix - bouncy ... techno. ok for a listen, but i really don't like it. it's in that icebreakers commercial with that stupid high pitched whistle.
19-2000 wiseguys remix - awful boring talentless techno. just terrible.
latin simone remix - not really a remix, but a different version. this is the latin simone song from the original cd - exact same music - however the vocals are in english and sung by damon albarn (2-d). his voice doesn't fit the music as well as the original guy, and he doesn't raise his voice well at some points either (QUE PASA CONTIGO!?!?!), but it's still a great track.
The Sounder - A random rap song by a random rapper. Not a bad song, and the rapper is skilled, but I don't like his voice too much. Decent song if you're into rap.
Clint Eastwood remix - Clint Eastwood, but with the Del tha funkee Homosapien's (Russell) rap portion sung by the rapper who does The Sounder. The beats are changed slightly to accomodate this guy, and it's not that bad either. Decent for certain.
Faust - Decent listen, with some japanese lyrics, but not too special. Cool though.
Ghost Train - Great track - initially. I've gotten tired of it recently. But it's still decent.
12D3 - Awesome song. Simple guitars, wonderful vocals by damon albarn, comprehensible yet nonsensical lyrics...all the things that make the gorillaz great.
Hip Albatross - My favorite song on the cd. Simple rhythm and low key vocals, very sample heavy. At almost all points during the song are samples from Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead being played, often just zombies groan. Really great song, just laid back low key great music.Read more ›
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Glad to get my album, I open up the package, and there it is. The case was damaged. Very damaged. That was a good start. Luckily I had another case to put it in. Read morePublished on March 9 2011 by Raine
I've been a Gorillaz fan since 'Clint Eastwood' came out and I still like them a lot. All the tracks are quite various and I really like their sound. Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by Ribosom_
this cd contains 3 remixes but thats okay because the remixes
are so good.like 19/2000 (the wiseguys house of wisdom) and
clint eastwood (phi life cyber version). Read more
Awesome album, worth buying if only for the hypnotic English version of Latin Simone. The Wise Guys House of Wisdom Remix of 19-2000 was abit disappointing, but the rest of the... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003 by Jamie Von B
I have liked Gorillaz for about 2 years, or less, and this album is a good one. I've seen 2 videos on MTV2 (which I think is kind of better because I hate how MTV plays their... Read morePublished on April 21 2003
The only reason why any Gorillaz fan would buy this CD is for the throwaway Hip Albatross and the harsh, violent version of Clint Eastwood rapped by Phi Life Cypher. Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002
Gorrilaz still know what their doing.All Their Tracks or cool and they have Phat Remixs To 19/2000 and their Ghost train is good to heck all gorillaz cds or pretty good. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002
Gorrilaz still know what their doing.All Their Tracks or cool and they have a Phat Remixs To 19/2000 and their Ghost train is good to heck all gorillaz cds or pretty good. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2002