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Over the course of the last three months, I’ve seen Damon Albarn perform four times, and a certain quality of his career was boldly underlined: there are great disparities between who knows him, where they know him from, and where they know him from without realizing it. One of the obvious divides is nationality, but… More »

Britpop stars like Damon Albarn weren’t supposed to age. This is often true of famous musicians, of course, from pop ingenues to boy bands to punk rockers, but there was a specific element of youthfulness that accompanied Britpop. Sure, Jarvis Cocker was always kind of old before his time, but Britpop as a genre, even… More »

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fans… More »

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The ‘Gum Drop LXIV: Hear New Twilight Sad, Win A Monkey: Journey To The West Boxset

The economy's been tricky everywhere, even Scrooge McDuck's homeland, so when the Twilight Sad went on tour with fellow Scots Mogwai, they put together the…
brandon | November 26, 2008 - 10:01 am

Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett Make A “Monkey Bee” Video

That previously reported Monkey: Journey To The West project, involving Gorillaz collaborators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett in the classic tale of a Monkey King…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2008 - 10:52 am

Gorillaz Light The Olympic Torch For The BBC

Gorillaz guys Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn have put together a pretty sweet little promo clip for BBC Sports's Beijing Summer Olympic coverage. I'm not…
brandon | July 25, 2008 - 11:05 am

Damon Albarn Will Folk You, Chinese Style

Miss Damon Albarn? Miss Gorillaz? Then you're gonna love MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST. The Blur/Gorillaz/TGTB&TQ frontman, who's not exactly lacking for projects, adds to…
Amrit Singh | May 1, 2008 - 9:53 am

Curtainz for Gorillaz

Patrick Wolf isn't the only animated artist calling it quits. Via NME:Damon Albarn has confirmed that Gorillaz will release no more studio albums. The…
Stereogum | April 23, 2007 - 11:12 am

The Good, The Bad & The Queen Are Not A “Band”

If you've heard Damon Albarn do a radio interview, you know his M.O.: be as contrary as possible, demean every question, throw the interviewer off…
Stereogum | January 24, 2007 - 11:00 am

Gorillaz @ Apollo Theater, NYC 4/5/06

Entering Harlem's Apollo Theater, I was welcomed by every staffer I saw. Repeatedly, I was told that it was "world famous." I didn't need the…
Amrit Singh | April 7, 2006 - 1:43 pm

War Child Benefit CD

Worth it alone for Kaiser Chiefs' cover, but CD proceeds also go to a good cause. Hear song clips, and buy what you like here. …
Scott Lapatine | September 19, 2005 - 2:25 pm
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