Gorillaz
Gorillaz


4.5
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Review

by denail USER (2 Reviews)
June 15th, 2005 | 29 replies | 7,338 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


1 of 3 thought this review was well written

Like most i was lured to this album by Clint Eastwood. i was always into old school rap and i found the current state of garage and hip hop rubbish at the time. In Clint Eastwood, Gorillaz had combined old school Hip-Hop with a top notch bass line and chorus. I bought the album nd on first listen i was disapponted, it was somewhere between not enough rocking and not enough hip hop for my liking. However, on further listens i warmed to the album and it was my favourite of 2001.

Re-Hash
A perfect opener with a sweet acoustic intro and a song that was made to be dubbed. The vocal backing is genius and is a really uplifting song. The sitar in the middle of the song is a stroke of insperation and the scratch fill that brings back the song is amazing, real old school. 4.5/5

5/4
Another favourite of mine. With the punky guitar intro and the thumping drum providing the backbone of the song and the quirky lyric of, 'she turned my dad on.' making it stand out.The introduction of the electronnic instrutments is a good touch as well. 4/5

Tomorrow Comes Today
The first release from the band. A thunderous drum beat, begging for another dub. Damen's voice sounds like he just woken up with a hangover and fit the song perfectly. Has a good Harmonica solo. Little too downbeat for my liking.
3/5

New Genious
A song with great scratching and i like the inclusion of the churhc bell, but ultimately there was somehting about the song i just didnt like. Seems misplaced. 2/5

Clint EastWood
A really good song with some excellent rapping from Del the Funky Homosapian, the rapping really makes the song for me and the whispered bit at the end of the second verso leading to the second chorus with the mixing is a stroke of class. 4/5

Man Research
A favourite of mine. the lyrics make hardly any sense but the repeated yes bit is so good. Damen's voice shines on this song and the vocal overlapping is really good. 4/5

Punk
My favourite song on the album for such a long time. A mad, all out thrash and makes me feel good. this song got me into old school/scum punk and for that it deserves a five.5/5

Sound Check
This song acts as a tranquilizer for the mad rush that punk provides. a really good song that calms you down. the overlapping vocal section towards the end is amazing and the scratching throughout fits in perfectly.
4/5

Double Bass
A really good instrutmental with some interesting sounds and bouncy type noises, i like the spoken bit in the middle but i can easily skip this track. 3/5

Rock the House
The old school hip hop that i had been craving! Brass instrutments, siging bout dancing, and losts of 'da's. perfect! althoguh maybe a touch repetitive. 4/5

19-2000
A really good pop song with odd lrics but i killer vocal hook, 'get the cool shoe shine'. lovely. tad repetitve though. 3/5

Latin Simone
Worst track on the album for me, just strikes me as being awfully drab. 2/5

Starshine
A touch depressing but has a really good guitar line and Damen's weedy voice suits it, i normally skip this and Latin Simone.2/5

Slow Country
Another one of my favourites with a great steel drum like intro on the keyboard and the backing singing rocks. the synthisizer in the middle of the song is the part that i hum all day. A great reggea/indie song
4/5

M1A1
A hidden punk gem when you get past the movie sample. A great finisher as it makes the album go out with a bang. love this track. 4/5

This album is one of the best debuts i have heard, with enough diversity to make me count down the days to demon days. Out of the two i reckon this is the best, although time will tell.

4.5/5


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Thor
June 15th 2005



10186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

God, I forgot how much I love this album. I need to go find it right away and put it in my CD player.

*looks for CD*

feeder_4ever
June 15th 2005



17 Comments


Yeah it's good, but a little to repetitive for me, I'm gonna go dig it up and have another listen as I haven't for a while.
Nice review though.

morrissey
Moderator
June 16th 2005



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I hate track by tracks, but nice work.

Wicked cool album. Something like 3.8/5.

metalmaniac54
June 27th 2005



47 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i lost this one

too bad to0 because it was so great
m1-a1 and of course clint eastwood are good

H3retic
July 29th 2005



2 Comments


I got this album then lost it the next day. I was kind've hooked to them right after the Clinteastwood music video hit MTV, after that I waited untill the release and got my hands on it as quickly as possible. Luck has it that I have to goto my grandmas and I lost it there somewhere. ( I thought ) Then a few days ago I found it in a box. Scratched the hell up. So I did my best copying it onto my computer and burning it. Successfully to full quality So, alot of the songs on the cd suck in my opinion.

ocelot-05
September 17th 2005



807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I haven't thought about this cd in a long time. Nice review, but it could be a little more detailed. Great cd.

sobelecta
September 20th 2005



38 Comments


I'm hooked on 'Rock The House'.

mullet_monster
November 20th 2005



2 Comments


You forgot to review the last two song "Dracula" and "Left Hand Suzuki Method" other than that, good job. Was I the only one who caught that?

Zebra
Moderator
November 20th 2005



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Meh I think this album is overated. There are some really well done tracks but the Gorillaz seem to have no energy and the music seems kind of gimmicky. I don't know that's probably just me.



NuMetalMania
December 18th 2005



325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I dont know why im commenting on the Gorillaz lol. Clint Eastwood is such an over-rated song. For some crazy dam reason i love 19-2000, its just a mad song!!! overall this CD is laking......2.5

sj_2150
December 18th 2005



251 Comments


i got this album for my 12th birthday and remember having a really small music collection (which every cd that was in it sucks now), and i remmeber constantly playing this album trying to convince myself that it was good...

masada
December 18th 2005



2733 Comments


This a good, solid album. Some of the tracks are a little boring and seem like filler, but the better tracks make up for that well enough. I wish my copy wasn't scratched up.

Del is so much better than the new guy.This Message Edited On 12.18.05

Thor
December 18th 2005



10186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really enjoyed this album. The band's strongest tracks are all on here.

Diabulus in musica
January 19th 2006



485 Comments


is this band really hiphop??

Thor
January 19th 2006



10186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I wouldnt really call them a hip hop based band, but there are songs with hip hop in it.

Cravinov13
January 19th 2006



3854 Comments


I'd say they're mello rap rock that uses a lot of hip-hop artists in their songs.

ocelot-05
January 19th 2006



807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They could qualify for trip hop, since they have rock/dub/electronica/reggae/hip hop/r&b influences. They are pretty poppy these days, though.

Zebra
Moderator
January 19th 2006



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I would classify this as hip-hop because that's the general sound of the album.
I listened to this at a friends house a few weeks ago and didn't like it at all. Nothing really stood out and the songs ran together so bad that it sounded like one whole song and not a seperate album.

ocelot-05
January 19th 2006



807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I thoroughly enjoy every song on the album, especially Man Research and Sound Check. Starshine is great, too.

ocelot-05
February 2nd 2006



807 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Chillax, no one's going to hate you.
??Perplexed??
Wait a minute, they give you a headache, you hate their music, yet you rate this higher than I do?

This Message Edited On 02.02.06



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