We’ve heard a little bit of Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach via “Stylo” featuring Mos Def and Bobby Womack, the De La Soul and Gruff Rhys-guesting “Superfast Jellyfish” and the Murdoc-hosted “pirate radio” stream. Now check out the whole thing streaming at NPR. On first listen it sounds expansive but a little more subdued and somber than the previous two Gorillaz records. And plastic islands? Totally a real thing, which makes you a little more subdued and somber just thinking about it.
Plastic Beach is out March 9 in the U.S. via Virgin.