Gorillaz

Gorillaz - Gorillaz
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Based on 10 reviews
2001 Ratings: #54 / 171
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Based on 375 ratings
2001 Ratings: #48
June 19, 2001 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
Trip Hop / Genres
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aaron
74
Unsurprisingly, Gorillaz achilles heel would be exposed on their debut album, with songs so perfectly experimental, but just on the edge of disaster. However it should always be remembered just how unique the experimentation was for its time, and thus culturally this is a 90+

To be a gorillaz song you either have to be brilliantly experimental or just experimental. Its a price to be paid and fairly so.

As such we are greeted by a mess of an album, where its best songs such as Starshine and ... read more
amw100
50
overrated af.
exception
79
great debut from gorillaz. it doesnt have the same charisma that is present in the later records, like demon days and plastic beach, but this LP showed their potential to make something great. instrumentation was particularly good here, with some very unique melodies. this eponymous debut lacks the dominant hip hop force in demon days and the blend of genres in plastic beach, but it does have a very indie rock feel that was the first step that damon albarn took in order to make gorillaz a ... read more
andreassheerio
70
this album is decent. For the most part it's very fun and entertaining to listen. But there is really just way to much filler on it and it doesn't need to be over an hour long.
Claytastic
67
Gorillaz' self-titled 2001 debut is a very interesting blend of trip hop and alt rock, and builds the foundation for a great idea to later be expanded upon, but not much else. As a whole, the record feels bloated and lacking in variety. The satirical messages of artistic identity in the music space are very admirable and humorous as they explore a few different genres along the way (hip hop, punk, latin, etc). But many of these genres and tropes that they aim to parody don't quite stick their ... 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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