Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Return of the Gorillaz

Damon Albarn's cartoon quartet returns this year with their third proper LP, Plastic Beach. The album is set to feature everyone from Snoop Dogg to Barry Gibb to "Feel Good Inc." vets De La Soul. This will be the band's first release since 2005, so anticipation is high and, as is always the case with Albarn's work, expectations are high, too. Our first taste of LP3 came today when the first track off the album leaked. Entitled "Stylo," the electronic track features Bobby Womack and Mos Def and is described Parlophone president Miles Leonard as "a dark, twisted track that sounds like the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack on MDMA."

My opinion: it's a drugged-out, Nintendisco-fied version of a cheesy 80s sitcom theme you'd find on TVLand in the wee hours of the morning while channel surfing with your Cheeto-encrusted remote.

Regardless, one thing's for sure: 2D and the gang are back, and they're back with a vengeance...

Gorillaz: "Stylo"


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