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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gorillaz - Self Titled

A really long time ago I reviewed the 'Plastic Beach' album by the Gorillaz. I gave it a super high rating and told you guys about my over-the-top love for this band. It's probably my most irrational love of any band that I do in fact love. When 'Clint Eastwood' dropped on the radio back in 2000 - it was a really fun single. Very different compared to anything else hitting the pop waves at the time. So I bought this album to drive to a vacation basically for the one song. Little did I know that I had purchased one of my favorite albums of all time. This record has EVERYTHING. Wait, I'm getting ahead of myself a bit here. I wanted to review this today because the rumor is they are done making music. Which is incredibly sad. Every album they've done so far has been really quite good. They only have three studio albums out, and a bunch of "D Sidez" and then a "new" album that you can listen to if you sign up to be an insider on their web site. Never saw a ton of commercial success, as this album is only platinum in the US - and probably their overall best album. 'Demon Days' (my least favorite) is the best selling at 2x, but was only huge because of the single 'Feel Good Inc.' While this album had two big singles, 'Clint Eastwood' and '19-2000', they were never as big as that one. And even though those were the hits, this whole album blows my f'ing socks off every time I hear it. It's probably been 100 times at least, and I still groove hard every time I listen to it. It's amazing. This is my plea that they keep making great music for everyone to hear. And my plea that you guys listen to this, and open your mind to some really cool tunes. I can't imagine you'd come away disappointed.

1. Re-Hash
2. 5/4
3. Tomorrow Comes Today
4. New Genius (Brother)
5. Clint Eastwood
6. Man Research (Clapper)
7. Punk
8. Sound Check (Gravity)
9. Double Bass
10. Rock the House
11. 19-2000
12. Latin Simone
13. Starshine
14. Slow Country
15. M1 A1
16. Dracula
17. Left Hand Suzuki Method

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Clint Eastwood
2. Rock The House
3. Starshine

5+ out of 5 stars


  1. "Hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo"
    This album right here???? Whewwwww, it is AB-SO-LUTE-LY brilliant. A 5+ rating suits it to a T. Man the first time I heard 'Clint Eastwood' was late 2000 or early 2001. I was so glued to that television in the kitchen. I'm standing there wondering what on earth is this conglomeration of images and objects on my screen. Haha, I knew it was a cartoon but, it was certainly something different for me.

    Through my cousin, I heard much more from them as well.

    Funky. Looking back in retrospect, I see the Gorillaz as kinda underrated. I mean these guys created a unique mixture of alt rock oldschool hip hop in a way that I haven't heard since and I don't want to. I guess what I mean is I don't want to hear a duplicate, just a person or people doing what they do. If it comes out like that, then so be it.

    But, the Gorillaz were original from head to toe. The cast of characters they created made you believe there were more than two guys. I think they were really an eclectic duo.

    Sucks they could be calling it the end...

  2. +1000. Great post.

    This album is classic. It was classic the moment I listened to it.

    I highly recommend listening to 'Plastic Beach' if you liked this one also. It was just as out there in terms of style - maybe not as good - but very entertaining nonetheless.