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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD!!! Feb. 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
I love this CD. I like 15 out of 17 of the traks on the CD. Most CD's I get only hav about 50% of the songs that I like. If you're against swearing though, you shouldn't get this.
But I recomend it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 13 2014
By Justin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great Album. Especially for a first attempt at one.
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Unlike Anything Else Aug. 26 2011
By Dave_42 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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 way to experience the group outside of attending a concert. This is their self-titled debut which was originally released on March 26th of 2001. The album did very well, reaching the top ten in the U.K., and the top 20 in the U.S. and Canada. The group draws from pretty much any and all genres, as there are hints of punk, reggae, hip-hop, rack, and more in the 17 tracks on this U.K. Re-Issue which includes two different remix tracks on the end, replacing the hidden version of "Clint Eastwood" which closed out the original CD.

This album is a stretch for my own personal musical tastes, but I do appreciate their innovation and vision. The songs tend to be a bit repetitive to my tastes, but they do have an interesting blend of styles and create an almost hypnotic sound which keeps the listener not just interested, but entranced and absorbed by the music. Included are 17 pieces and over 64 minutes of music. Four singles were released from the album including "Clint Eastwood, "19-2000", "Rock the House", and "Tomorrow Comes Today". It also comes as no surprise that a group like this would produce an enhanced CD, nor that they would make it a great multimedia experience with animation and music and sounds, along with links to other sites which may be of interest.

The creative force behind the group is Damon Albarn who was the lead singer of Blur and has also been a solo artist, and who teamed up with comic book artist Jamie Hewlett to create the virtual group.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different but good! May 16 2010
Format:Audio CD
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. It has the unique Gorillaz trademark and it's definitely a good thing. If you're trying to get into the Gorillaz, I say you buy their third album first...it has more variety.
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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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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
5.0 out of 5 stars gorillaz are simply the best ever ever ever ever ever!
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. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by biggest gorillaz fan
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 Gorillaz Live
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. Read more
Published on April 22 2004 by alexander laurence
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I picked up this album as a bit of a joke, since I liked the "Clint Eastwood" song. I was surprised to find the entire album remarkably innovative and enjoyable. Read more
Published on March 20 2004 by Aramis
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