Sure, Gorillaz sounded original, but it was a pop project with all the constraints that went with it--can you imagine the six-minute remixed version of "Clint Eastwood" making it onto MTV? But that's exactly what makes Laika Come Home so good. It's a reimagined collection filled with bone-shaking dubscapes and enough reverb to transmit a message to the farthest edges of the universe. Listen to the "De-Punked" version of "Punk" with its meandering, decayed trumpet and computerized tweaks--hardly recognizable as the original--or the swinging old-school ska that crops ups on "5/4." The two-tone skank of "M1/A1" (with Terry Hall) sounds as if it should have been the original version, but the real killer tracks are those injected with dancehall vibes by DJ U Brown and Earl 16. Who says "you don't get paid for doing what you love?"--not Damon Albarn. --Caroline Butler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I first heard this album while in my friend's car. At the time, it sounded flat and, frankly, boring. The problem, as I later learned, was that I was listening to it in the car. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by afbg02
Let's face it, you can't really improve Gorillaz music... and why would you WANT to de-punk "Punk"? I wouldn't reccomend this if you're a fan of Gorillaz music.Published on Aug. 13 2003 by Jamie Von B
I don;t like this cd at all. It is nothing compared to their other albums. So, never buy it! The only good songs are LIL DUB CHEFIN and FISTFUL OF PEANUTS. HORRIBLE!Published on Dec 31 2002 by fill
If you like dub and Gorillaz this CD is grate for you. I like this CD alot there was a couple of songs that wasn't that good but the the good songs like "Punk" "Clint Eastwood" and... Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2002
I have read a handful of reviews now that have been not so fond of this CD. Well, I have to respond by asking, "what is it exactly that you are expecting from a Dub CD? Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by "henry_steve"
How long has it been since you heard a great dub record? For so long it seemed like dub was dead and gone forever. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2002 by punkviper
This album is basically a laid-back reggae version of the Gorillaz first self-titled album. Now I have both the other two Gorillaz albums (Gorillaz and G-sides) and I only liked... Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2002 by G. Oke
What can I say? I *loved* the debut album and G-sides had a few killer cuts, but this is just really bad. Unless you are a die-hard regaee fan, you should not get this. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2002 by Brian Schmidt