AOTY 2017
Plastic Beach
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2010 Ratings: #49 / 833
Year End Rank: #16
User Score
Based on 307 ratings
2010 Ratings: #39
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

Where Gorillaz and Demon Days often got bogged down in idle experimentation, Plastic Beach feels more urgent and less fiddly.

Jan 22, 2016*
exception
84
EDIT: ok, there really isn't a ton of substance or character to this album compared to what Gorillaz has in the older end of their discography. Some great tunes are on Plastic Beach, but it is not nearly what I believed it was.

ive found this record to be a bit better than its predecessor, demon days. plastic beach is one of the most cohesive albums i have ever listened to. it has everything i could want in an album of this caliber. near masterpiece quality.
plastic beach is definitely one ... read more
May 6, 2015
lerkenfeldt
87
A modern classic.
Feb 9, 2017
n9te
89
A couple great tracks and a great concept. Can't really label a genre for this album, so many features and different music types that each track jumps from sound to sound, but it all still works together extremely well. Empire Ants on repeat.
Dec 4, 2016
GPellizzon
100
fuck oasis
fuck gallagher
damon is da real mvp
Apr 9, 2016
75
The gorillaz invited their friends for the day, simply to play with pop culture, with expanded rules and free spirit and though the amusement was theirs, the pleasure is ours.
Track List
  1. Orchestral Intro (ft. Sinfonia ViVA)
  2. Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (ft. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  3. White Flag (ft. Kano, Bashy, and the National Orchestra for Arabic Music)
  4. Rhinestone Eyes
  5. Stylo (ft. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)
  6. Superfast Jellyfish (ft. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
  7. Empire Ants (ft. Little Dragon)
  8. Glitter Freeze (ft. Mark E Smith)
  9. Some Kind Of Nature (ft. Lou Reed)
  10. On Melancholy Hill
  11. Broken
  12. Sweepstakes (ft. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  13. Plastic Beach (ft. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon)
  14. To Binge (ft. Little Dragon)
  15. Cloud of Unknowing (ft. Bobby Womack and Sinfonia ViVA)
  16. Pirate Jet