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Gorillaz [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Gorillaz Audio CD
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The Gorillaz claim to have found their motley crew of cartoon characters sleeping in Leicester Square, but Blur's Damon Albarn (a.k.a. 2-D) and cult cartoonist Jamie Hewlett (Murdoc) aren't fooling anyone. As the ultimate experiment in manufactured image, the Gorillaz are a virtual cartoon-character-based hip-hop band who bring together witty, silly lyrics and talented musicians. Infectious old-school hip-hop rhythms, rhymes, and effects courtesy of Deltron 3030's Kid Koala and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien (Russel) are combined with Albarn's passion for chugging lo-fi and edgy melodies to create a seemingly raw but ultimately slick blend of styles. This is nowhere more evident than on the hit single "Clint Eastwood," which is carried along by the sound of 2-D's slurred voice and a bluesy harmonica melody interrupted by Russel's punching rhymes. But the surprises don't stop there: Ibrahim Ferrer's appearance on "Latin Simone" could have come straight from Buena Vista Social Club but for the obvious Blur-influenced piano style, while the spooky intro to "M1 A1" wouldn't sound out of place on Michael Jackson's Thriller. Backed by Jamie Hewlett's death-wish character on bass, Cibo Matto's Miho Hatori (Noodle) on guitar and occasional hyperactive vocals, and produced by Dan "the Automator" Nakamura, it's hardly surprising that Gorillaz is marked both by a sense of playfulness and a passion for experimentation. --Caroline Butler

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unidentified, excellent, music. July 11 2004
By Genesis
Format:Audio CD
Before Gorillaz I had never heard of Damon Albarn, or Blur, or anything like that. But I had heard of Del Tha Funky Homosapien who raps on Clint Eastwood and Rock The House. I also knew Dan the Automator who produced the Gorillaz Self-titled debut. I'm a pretty big rap fan but I like rock as well. So being a big Del fan I heard he was going to be involved in a brand-new, experimental rock band. It sounded cool so I awaited the album. Then I started hearing Clint Eastwood on the radio. What an excellent song. A dark sounding hip-hop beat with an incredible piano loop. I loved the sleepy vocals on the chorus and Del's rhymes were tighter than ever.
After that I had to pick up the album. I went out that day and got it. And to tell you the truth I didn't like it that much. I was expecting an album of "clint eastwood" thinking Gorillaz was a hip-hop band. But after getting over that and listening to the album more it grew on me and I fell in love with it. This is truly one of the most creative and abstract albums i've heard. I like all kinds of music and that's one of the reasons why I love this album. So many sounds come together in this album. Hip-hop, blues, jazz, rock, reggae it's all there. Even the idea behind the band and image is great. The idea of a cartoon band with each member being represented by a crazy cartoon is excellent. This also makes their videos pretty awesome.
So if you're looking for something new, and are open minded I would suggest this album. Over anything else. It's got the best from so many different kinds of music it's hard not to love it. One problem though, I need the second album!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best hip hop rock dub cartoon band ever! July 4 2004
By B
Format:Audio CD
I have never heard Damon Albarn before, i found about this album from a combination of play on mtv and knowledge of past projects including Dan the Automator and Del, a unique halfway underground rapper who pops up in the strangest places. Anyone coming from my perspective will be surprised by this album - hell, anyone will be surprised by this album. It is an utterly effortless fusion of delicious lo fi hip hop, relaxed dub, and energetic punk rock. The combination of such bold and surefooted experimentation and the catchy hooks that got it on mtv in the first place is unprecedented.
The album is varied and it has a few slow points (Man Research, Sound Check), but they don't really get in the way, they just give breathing room between the joyful and dark whirlwind of culture. As for good tracks, there is the rhythmic gimmick of rock joint 5/4, the impenetrable lyrics and the pure punk power of Punk. Clint Eastwood (why is it called clint eastwood?) is a perfect single, with its catchy hook and Del's paced lyricism, and Rock the House and Double Bass are excellent bits of rhythmically infections production. Latin Simone is a great song, and the whole Cuban thing comes out of nowhere, and M1 A1 - well, I don't get it, but I can't help singing along with what I think Albarn is saying.
All in all, this Gorillaz project is a total success of an experiment. The persona of the band is fascinating and adds to the fun and humorous but kind of dark atmosphere of the most delightfully weird pop cd ever made.
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Okey, let me start off by saying this, if you love great music then you will positivly LOVE gorillaz.
Gorillaz have made some of the best music in the world.It is unique, catchy, amazing, and fresh.All the songs on the album are great!Dan the Automater is possibly a better producer than the Neptunes AND Kanye West put together( because he is better than each one of them alone ).The band is also interesting because they aren't actually really alive.What I mean is this, the people behind the scenes are real but the characters they play are not.Another thing about this is that there are more than just four members of the band( as the fake cartoon versions would have you know ).There are acually many more including the likes of:Kid Koala, Dan the Automater, Damon Albarn, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Miho Hatori, Jamie Hewlett, Phi Life Cypher, and Ibrahim Ferrer.There are more like Tina Weymouth and U Brown but the list would go on forever.Lots of DJs have worked with gorillaz including:Kid Koala, The Spacemonkeys, Soulchild, and The Wiseguys House Of Wisdom.The really cool thing about gorillaz is that no one else sounds exactly like them, there are a few that are close( Deltron 3030, and Dr. Octogon )but no one ever actually can ever copy exactly the kind of magical feeling you get from listoning the gorillaz.
Here is a list of the songs and my ratings on them:
1.Re-Hash-***** Great, but repetitive intro to a great album.
2.5/4-***** Old school ska mixed with new age DJing. Unusual mix but still flies very high, in fact, this song was the fifth hit off the album.
3.Tomorrow Comes Today-***** It's a hit and you can tell! It's got kind of a trip-hop feel but Damon Albarn's lo-fi singing makes it something else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorillaz Live April 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was a big show. So big that no one knew about it in Los Angeles. I said to some friends "I am going to see Gorillaz tonight." They said: "Are they playing tonight?" These are people who like the band and have the CD and have been playing it all year. Very few of the Britpop bands come here to the West Coast so this was an occasion. So much of an occasion that many of the mods and the big sideburn crowd decided to go to Bang! or somewhere else where you can pay ten dollars to listen to records that came out in the 1960s or seven years ago. The reality of this whole night was that Gorillaz announced two shows about two months back. When tickets went on sales it sold out in one day. So the smart people gave up and just figured that listening to Paul Weller and The Smiths at home was just as cool. In fact they might look in a chat room where they can all talk about how much they are into Brian Molko? Drink a beer and chat away about that one time you actually touched Morrissey?
Actually I was still lurking in rainy San Francisco still getting over the thrill of Noise Pop and all the bands I saw, when I was thinking that I might actually go to Gorillaz. Since there was only one show in Bay Area and two in Hollywood, I decided to drive down south to have better chances of getting in. As luck would have it a ticket did appear out of nowhere and now we had to wade through the scalpers who were all practically giving away tickets. I have never seen so many guys selling tickets outside a venue. I guess that most people can't plan things two months in advance? Most of the gigs I go to are still at the last minute. Who knows? Gorillaz were going on in ten minutes. The Palladium is like Fort Knox. You can't bring anything in. It took about a half hour to get in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Stands the test of time
Published 1 month ago by Steve Lazenby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Album. Especially for a first attempt at one.
Published 2 months ago by Justin
4.0 out of 5 stars Unlike Anything Else
Gorillaz are an experimental group from the U.K., also known as a virtual band for their use of cartoon characters in their videos and on their website which is perhaps the best... Read more
Published on Aug. 26 2011 by Dave_42
5.0 out of 5 stars Different but good!
Since I've bought 2 of their other CD's before this one, I thought I'd buy it. I was told there was more rap in this album, but I didn't mind it. It really wasn't that bad. Read more
Published on May 16 2010 by R. Gemmiti
2.0 out of 5 stars Guelph ontario right on
i noticed the last reviewer was from guelph and the chances seemed really slim so i figured id say word up to guelph. oh and the album is ok. Read more
Published on Dec 30 2005 by J
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible for the most part!
There may be some good songs on this album, but most of it's pretty annoying. Damon Albarn's voice can really get on your nerves in some songs, and some songs sound like little... Read more
Published on Dec 27 2005 by Weird Al
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage
wow these guys really have no talent whatsoever. This overproduced cd is just an attempt at sounding different by not making up anything new but by being cartoon characters and... Read more
Published on May 23 2004 by Oleg
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary Collaborative Hotness
Gorillaz lead singer (lead singer of Blur) along w/ Deltron 3030, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto) and bassist to Tom Tom Club have come together and the result is a defining new... Read more
Published on April 4 2004 by Chase Azimi
3.0 out of 5 stars Like a tasty spicy chicken sandwich with cold soggy fries
I bought this album after hearing Clint Eastwood blah blah blah. Everyone who gave this CD 5 stars is wrong. Everyone who gave it 1 star is wrong. Read more
Published on March 22 2004 by Snack Patrol
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