Posted by: funk. | March 9, 2010

Also out today…

Gorillaz‘s Plastic Beach.

drawing by Federica, Colored by The Gimp

If you get the chance, go to their website.  There is some really fun, interactive stuff on it–including a video game.

I don’t know about you but I have been waiting for the next album since Demon Days.  I have the movie Bananaz and a DVD of them/him (I don’t know whether to refer to the band as plural or singular!) performing live.  I guess you can tell, I am a fan.  This new album hits in the same vein as Demon Days.

As the press release says:

Five years on from the release of Demon Days, Murdoc, Niccals, and co. return with Plastic Beach.  The band have taken up residence, recording on a secret floating island deep in the South Pacific, a Plastic Beach HQ, made up of detritus, debris and washed up remnants of humanity.  This Plastic Beach is the furthest point from any landmass on Earth; the most deserted spot on the planet.

There is so much fun to be had with the world’s biggest animated band.  I mean, Murdoc eve tweets!  When “Stylo” leakes it was Murdoc who tweeted, “A leak! A leak! Plastic Beach has sprung a leak! One of those Russian pirates has put a bullet hole in my island!  My single’s leaked!  STYLO!”

So funny.

Plastic Beach by Gorillaz

Anyway, Plastic Beach is rad.  I haven’t listened to enough of it to give you my full opinion but know that if you like the band, you’ll like this album.  Expect a review soon!  Just in case you are wondering, here are the tracks…

1. Orchestral Intro (Feat. Sinfonia ViVA)
listen 2. Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach (Feat. Snoop Dogg And Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
listen 3. White Flag (Feat. Bashy, Kano And The National Orchestra For Arabic Music)
listen 4. Rhinestone Eyes
listen 5. Stylo (Album Version) (Feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack)
listen 6. Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. Gruff Rhys And De La Soul)
listen 7. Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon)
listen 8. Glitter Freeze (Feat. Mark E Smith)
listen 9. Some Kind Of Nature (Feat. Lou Reed)
listen 10. On Melancholy Hill
listen 11. Broken
listen 12. Sweepstakes (Feat. Mos Def And Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
listen 13. Plastic Beach (Feat. Mick Jones And Paul Simonon)
listen 14. To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon)
listen 15. Cloud Of Unknowing (Feat. Bobby Womack And Sinfonia ViVA)
listen 16. Pirate Jet
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