Gorillaz Plastic Beach Album Art

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.

Comments (11)
  1. Having listened to this late last night and now again this morning I think I can safely say that this album is really really good.

  2. What a smart, catchy album. Two play throughs and I’m already hooked.

  3. Yeah, the album is really good. A lot better than their previous albums. There were a couple of weak tracks but its very good to see that the Gorillaz growing into their own sound. All the artist collaborations they had made the album a lot stronger.

  4. I was worried by the first two tracks (Stylo, Jellyfish, etc.) but in the context of the album it really works. Kudos again Albarn for an original and fun concept album. I’d still love to see Blur reunite (in the studio) but until that day Gorillaz keep me happy.

  5. So far i’m really disappointed with this album, it feels really thrown together and way too reliant on rappers that don’t seem to really fit the music.

  6. broken bells (danger mouse & james mercer of the shins) also streaming at NPR: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124018401&ps=cprs

  7. Disappointed.

  8. Definitely doesn’t disappoint me, this is a good album.

  9. Holy shit I didn’t think I’d run across anything like this. Thank You.

  10. Just finished listening and yeah, this is great. Well done yet again, Mr. Albarn.

  11. could we get a premature evaluation of either this or broken bells?

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