Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2001 Ratings: #54 / 180
User Score
Based on 915 ratings
2001 Ratings: #94
Liked by 29 people
June 19, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin / Label
Trip Hop / Genres
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Eh, I guess I'm just not feelin' that good ol' classic Gorillaz sound anymore. Plus, this album's a mess.

There's no doubt that Gorillaz has occupied a good part of my childhood. Listening to old Gorillaz definitely re-captures that great feeling of nostalgia, back when I was in elementary, heard Feel Good Inc on the radio plenty of times, and thought Gorillaz was the coolest, most hip band ever! That was definitely a much simpler time. A time ... read more
I'm going to be honest with you, Gorillaz' first album does not live up to their newer work in any way, shape or form. This album is an absolute mess, even though there are a few cuts that I really enjoy like the dreary "5/4" or the underrated "Sound Check" but even those tracks get repetitive and drawn-out at points.. and Sound Check's production is absolute garbage, no arguing. Once you get past somewhere around track 8 or 9 this album just gets worse and worse, with the ... read more
great debut from Gorillaz, while not every song’s idea is executed perfectly, they all done pretty interestingly. I also just love the whole aesthetic of this album blending hip-hop, trip hop, and alternative music in one serving. There’s just so many highs on the record that even the weaker songs aren’t really that bad, (I’m still not a big fan of Double Bass though.) Also, can we all stop hating M1 A1 please? It has a long intro for sure, but it’s a pretty killer ... read more
While not being consistently great all of the time, Gorillaz’ debut is great because of the lack of any bad songs. I cannot pick out a single song that I think is bad. There are a couple of weak songs, but none that I don’t like. Even M1 A1, easily the worst song, is still enjoyable.

And there are plenty of great songs that traverse a wide range of sounds. Even the more popular songs, like Clint Eastwood, Rock the House, and 19-2000, show diversity in tone and style, that is only ... read more
I don't know this album well enough and I'm sure reviewing it will definitely allow me to get a better grasp of what it is. I actually think I have listened to it all the way through only once.
Re Hash
It has a very dusty hip hop beat that I like a lot, it feels kind of post apocalyptic in like a Borderlands, bandit filled, dirty, dusty and rusty kind of way. It is super raw as well which really complements that aesthetic.
I do remember this song vividly from the first time I tried ... read more
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Track List

  1. Re-Hash 
  2. 5/4 
  3. Tomorrow Comes Today 
  4. New Genious (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

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