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Plastic Beach [CD]

Gorillaz Audio CD
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2D: “Uhmmm….The first Gorillaz album, our debut record, was more Russel’s…like… lots of hip-hop, funk and Cuban dub stars. Demon Days right, came more from Noodle and her dark doomy demos that she made, and all of her contemplations on the world ‘in a place of night’. Plastic Beach came out mainly from Murdoc’s head, all of his mucky exploits ... Read more in Amazon's Gorillaz Store

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  • Audio CD (8 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
  • ASIN: B0032W7CZO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Orchestral Intro (Feat. sinfonia ViVA)
2. Welcome To The World of The Plastic Beach (Feat. Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
3. White Flag (Feat. Bashy, Kano and The National Orchestra For Arabic Music)
4. Rhinestone Eyes
5. Stylo (Album Version) (Feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack)
6. Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)
7. Empire Ants (Feat. Little Dragon)
8. Glitter Freeze (Feat. Mark E Smith)
9. Some Kind of Nature (Feat. Lou Reed)
10. On Melancholy Hill
11. Broken
12. Sweepstakes (Feat. Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
13. Plastic Beach (Feat. Mick Jones and Paul Simonon)
14. To Binge (Feat. Little Dragon)
15. Cloud of Unknowing (Feat. Bobby Womack and sinfonia ViVA)
16. Pirate Jet

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Third studio album by the English virtual band. Produced primarily by the group's co-creator Damon Albarn, the album combines several musical genres, including pop, trip hop, electropop, alternative rock and hip hop, and features collaborations with such diverse artists as Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Gruff Rhys, Mark E. Smith, Lou Reed, Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music and more. The album includes the singles 'Stylo (Feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)', 'Superfast Jellyfish (Feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul)' and 'On Melancholy Hill'.

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titolo-plastic beachartista-gorillaz etichetta-emin. dischi1data5 marzo 2010supportocd audiogenerepop e rock internazionale---- brani1.orchestral intro 2.welcome to the world of the plastic beach (feat. snoop dogg) 3.white flag (feat. kano and bashy) 4.rhinestone eyes 5.stylo (feat. bobby womack and mos def) 6.superfast jellyfish (feat. gruff rhys and de la soul) 7.empire ants (feat. little dragon) 8.glitter freeze (feat. mark e. smith) 9.some kind of nature (feat. lou reed) 10.on melancholy hill 11.broken 12.sweepstakes (feat. mos def) 13.plastic beach (feat. mick jones and paul simonon) 14.to binge (feat. little dragon) 15.cloud of unknowing (feat. bobby womack) 16.pirate jet

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81 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The soundtrack for summer 2010 has arrived 3 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album fits together more elegantly than the previous Gorillaz albums. It plays like the smooth, laid-back soundtrack to a long lie in the sun (perhaps in the garden, or, if you have one to hand, on a beach). The slightly soporific/hypnotic spell is broken by the chaotic party music of Sweepstakes - but that track is a fun, intense ride.

Expect a slightly slower pace than Demon Days, and, instead of the latter album's mood of "help - the apocolypse is coming", a feel of "okay, here we are in a post-apocolyptic world, let's make the best of it". How you react to that message is up to you.

What's amazing about this music is that, even though it fits together so beautifully, there are so many different elements - western and arabic orchestral music, several flavours of rap (laid back, cheap & cheeky, intense & high), loose semi-improvised brass, dub, alternative rock, 70s and 80s electronica, comedy jingles, crooning, vocal harmonies, snippets that reminded me of Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre, David Bowie, Tangerine Dream, and many, many others, and that's before you even get to the various guest stars (Lou Reed, Mark E Smith, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Gruff Rhys, etc.) who each bring their own highly personal styles. The guests are fully integrated and feel completely authentic parts of the sound. There are moments that are sleepy, racy, romantic, funny, camp, cool, trippy, danceable, ghostly, nostalgic, futuristic.

This album has a chilled-out feel yet is packed with so much variety and so many overlapping layers of rhythm, sounds, intriguing words, and sweet counterpoint melodies that it will be very hard to get bored no matter how many times you listen.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...And I wasn't dissapointed. 7 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I pre-ordered this album after having a quick listen to the samples and liking them. I loved their previous album 'Demon Days', and so was really looking forward the long awaited next album from Gorillaz. And I have to say that I haven't been dissapointed. This album is more chilled out in a way, with a lot more orchestral tunes, almost hypnotic at times. But this does not make it any less of an achievment for them. Infact I really like it, it's different, but at the same time doesn't seem to vear away from the usual stuff we are all familliar with with the Gorillaz gang. I love this album, it's something different from them. I'm just glad it came so quick!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By I Like Cheese VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Plastic Beach is the long-awaiting follow-up to the Gorillaz' 2005 album Demon Days and (for me, at least) is the first 'must buy' album of 2010 and is definitely going to be the soundtrack to my summer.

The tracks are a bit of a mixed bag, ranging from their usual indie/hip-hop crossover on tracks like "Sweepstakes" (with guest vocals from the awesome Mos Def) and "Superfast Jellyfish" (which is my favourite track from the whole album, making me realise how much I actually miss the light-hearted and upbeat raps from the timeless greats, De La Soul) to more darker, yet surprisingly mellow tunes such as "On Melancholy Hill" and "Glitter Freeze". The constant shift in styles is most welcome though as it offers a wide variety of concept sounds, some which are so abstract that they did actually take a few listens to before I actually even began to like them.

This is a great album, not one that I'd say will hit you with an instant favourite straight away but is most rewarding after a few listens. The sound is completely new from their previous albums but is excellent all the same. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album that improves with listening 29 Jun 2010
By Andrew Dalby VINE VOICE
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
Sometimes you buy an album for that great song you have heard and you love to hear it and there are a few other good tracks on the album but you keep listening and it loses its interest. Here Gorillaz have created something that improves over time. I bought it on the day it was released, listened to it once and thought - hmm well the other albums were much better. There is no Clint Eastwood or Feel Good Inc, there is no stand out song and too much rap.

Then I saw them at Glastonbury and a few songs shone through - White Flag and Glitter Freeze so I went back to listen again. Then I realised I had been missing out on something special Superfast Jellyfish, Rhinestone Eyes ... The Gorillaz still have it whatever it is. How can you describe a group that one second uses Brass, then mass strings and a Lebanese Orchestra while mixing it with rap and synth? Crazy and amazing fusion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plastic-Fantastic 26 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Excellent follow up album to Demon Days. I thought it was amazing after only listening through it the once but now after dozens of times playing the album I can only say that in my view, its fantastic. A must buy album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plastic Beach 13 Nov 2010
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I was eagerly looking forward to the new Gorillaz album and have given this a solid listening to over the past months to gauge fully it's sound and feel. This is a great progression to their last album and whilst the sound is familiar territory, it has moved on enough to keep things interesting. My favourite track easily has to be `Stylo' which has some amazing vocals from Bobby Womack and Mos Def and an infectious groove from the off. As always on a Gorillaz album there are wonderful collaborations throughout and the artist roll call is especially impressive this time, featuring Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mark E Smith and Mick Jones, amongst others. Gorillaz always manages to be at the forefront of the music scene at the time of each release and with `Plastic Beach' that remains the same and this album offers up plenty of tunes to delight and interest old and new fans alike.

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Published 12 days ago by Ainsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy chap..
Very Happy.......turned up on my door step with in 3 days ..it happened just the they said it would happen...
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good
this cd show's how powerful bobby womack vocal cords are. hes possible one of the best soul singers about..Stylo is a tract that makes you want to dance to
Published 13 months ago by dan85
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love it
How many years can you listen to this album claiming it your favourite ?
I do not think more recommendations needed.
It is just the best.
Published 14 months ago by A. Goralczyk
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
great album and the Amazon MP3 site makes it so easy to buy albums just need to come down in price as no packaging etc why still high prices?
Published 16 months ago by C. Keedle
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful album
another beautiful album by gorillaz, not much more can be said, beautiful music, clever lyrics and perfect to mellow to.
Published 16 months ago by Enz'
2.0 out of 5 stars not a plastic CD case
very disappointed when the album turned out to be in a flimsy paper CD case rather than a plastic CD case
Published 17 months ago by TheConscientiousBuyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Second listen - Dec 2012
Bought this when it first came out, listened to it and it didn't grab me. Listened again to it recently and fell in love with it. Such a good album. Will they ever top it?......
Published 17 months ago by Ania
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorillaz forever
Shame they have parted company with each other because i simply love the fusion of rap with techno and other styles.... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Nala Scoorb
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and Fun
Just love Gorillaz and this album didn't disappoint. Would def recommend to any fans out there and if you aren't, shame on you!
Published 18 months ago by Mrs F L Garbett
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