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.