Posts tagged "gorillaz"

Album artwork of 'Demon Days' by Gorillaz

Demon Days Gorillaz

A cartoonish odyssey bristling with creative energy. The whimsy of the band's debut album is replaced by a biting sombreness very much of the 21st century.

Album artwork of 'Humanz' by Gorillaz

Humanz Gorillaz

The album’s songwriting is fairly subpar, trying to say everything at once. Humanz is by no means a terrible album, but it’s definitely a disappointing one.

Illustration of Gorillaz singer 2-D with his mouth taped shut

Gorillaz go 1-D

Time might be up for 2-D and the gang. Without the music belonging to them they’re nothing but cardboard cutouts, and without them the music rings hollow.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Modern Life Is Rubbish' by Blur

Modern Life Is Rubbish Blur

Inconsistent, but there's a lot to dig. The songwriting is hard to knock, and Damon Albarn leads the pack well with his social satires and cutting commentary.

Blurred photograph of Rob Wilson, aka Colourful Sevens

Colourful Sevens: ‘I love making music by myself – I can treat my songs as diary entries.’

The Manchester musician talks about his most recent project (Moon), the merits of working alone, and the wisdom of Roger Ebert.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Lost Girls' by Bat for Lashes

Lost Girls Bat for Lashes

A satisfying-yet-unspectacular entry in the Bat for Lashes discography. Heartily recommended to those who share Khan's affection for the '80s.

Album artwork of 'Plastic Beach' by Gorillaz

Plastic Beach Gorillaz

Classic Gorillaz. Buoyant and aspirational, the project feels like a release of tension after the comparative harshness of Demon Days.

Photograph from the album cover of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2

How to Dismantle a Frontloaded Discography: U2’s studio albums ranked

Our journey had its ups and downs but we feel confident of where we ended up. Which is just as well, because we’re never putting ourselves through this again.

By André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Rob Wilson

Album artwork of 'We Will Always Love You' by The Avalanches

The Avalanches marshal star-studded line up to delight in third album

Gliding in under the radar at the tail end of last year, the Australian duo earn their 70-minute playtime and show they’ve plenty left in the tank.

By Andrew Bridge

Collage of the first 250 albums reviewed by Audioxide

Statsioxide: our first 250 reviews in numbers

After six long, resolutely joyless years we passed another album review milestone. To celebrate here’s a look at some sweet, sweet data.

By Frederick O'Brien