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Gorillaz – Gorillaz (2001)

September 3, 2012

[Album 88/1001]

Music wasn’t very good in 2001 and I blame Dolly the sheep.

Science can clone a sheep?  Record execs in 1996 quickly realize, we can clone groups!  The onslaught of manufactured pop boy/girl bands and their reasonable facsimiles would dominate the airwaves for years to come.  I won’t even get into the Eddie Vedder vocal immitators.  Shudder.

So every time a song like Clint Eastwood (the incalculably catchy Gorillaz single) made it onto the radio, music fans around the world rejoiced.

Gorillaz was an interesting idea for a visual music project and was a hint of better things to come for the music industry.  In the end, it still feels like a side project.

It’s a bit like Ben Gibbard and his groups, Death Cab For Cutie & The Postal Service.  Although The Postal Service had a few spectacular songs, Death Cab was more consistently excellent.

Replace Ben Gibbard with Damon Albarn, Postal Service with Gorillaz, and Death Cab with Blur; the above statement remains accurate.

From → 2000s

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