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GORILLAZ Demon Days (2005 Taiwanese issue 15-track CD album including the single Feel Good Inc and featuring collaborations with Shaun Ryder Dennis Hopper Roots Manuva Neneh Cherry and Martina Topley Bird presented in unique card picture slipcase complete with extensive booklet plus superb fold-out poster)
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Running through the tracklisting, you'll notice that this album is dark and this mood is set right from the Intro which uses a sample from 'Dark Earth' out of the 'Dawn of the Dead' OST. There's alot of irony and social commentary in here especially in track 'Kids with Guns', 'Dirty harry' (with it's lyrics "I need a gun, to keep myself from harm" sung by the San Fernandez Children's Choir) 'O Green World' and 'Fire Comming Out of the Monkey's Head' (with a creepy monologue read out by a deadpan Dennis Hopper - one of the many celebrities and guest vocalists/mixers on this album). But unlike many other artists, like Radiohead and Muse which use themes of doom and gloom, Gorillaz don't become bogged down in it and or take themselves too seriously, giving a cool, trippy, cartoonish - if a little bit eerie - listening experience.
Albarn's casual melodies complement the excellent, almost minimalist beats from Danger Mouse. For anyone who picked up the (excellent) new Quasimoto album, much of this sounds like the beat to the bleeps of 'Greenery' on that disc. Very catchy and just right. Danger Mouse knows when to hold the beat back, and when to let the drums kick off. Hats off to his excellent work.
The real star amongst the guests is MF Doom - for those of you non-hip-hoppers he's the irreverent king of underground rap and operates under several aliases. His second verse here is a standout moment, typical of his mealy-mouthed, pop-culture infested style, and that track ('November Has Come') really whets the appetite for the upcoming Doom-Danger Mouse collaboration Danger Doom.
Back to the Gorillaz, and Demon Days works very well as a full album. It's kind of moody and even downbeat, but still manages to have a danceable groove throughout. A summer evening album rather than the sunshine pop feel of 'Clint Eastwood'. The closing three tracks are really a kind of song suite, and the meandering sprawl brings the album to a satisfying end.
Damon Albarn manages to be both heavily present and in the background, really allowing the beats, the samples and the guests the space they need to make Demon Days one of those albums that really makes you want to go right back to the start when it's over. Why only four stars?Read more ›
That's not to say the whole album's good. There are patches where it's not so great - "Last Living Souls" contains a dreary spoken vocal, and while "El Manana" is not a bad song, it seems somewhat redundant among the other songs here.
And yet that's the beauty of this album. That a song as good as "El Manana" can seem like the weak link should give you some idea of the quality of the other songs. And what songs! From the Madness-esque beat of "Kids With Guns" to the brilliant rap from Roots Manuva on "All Alone", from the tuneful lyricism of "O Green World" to the storytelling of "Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head", this is an album that should not be missed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Last two tracks do not play due to scratch on disc, so putting it onto my devices isn't possible.Published 4 days ago by Dee
Quite a different feel from the first Gorillaz album, but still very varied and catchy. 'Dare' and 'Feel Good Inc' are both on there and happen to be two of the best songs ever... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Maddie
There are very few bands that can produce an album I'll listen to from start to finish even once without getting bored of the particular 'sound' of that band, not to mind one I can... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Peglor
Fantastic product would definitely recommend very sturdy and doesn't breakPublished 5 months ago by Paul Smith