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A Gorillaz record
on 5 September 2013
"...and yes, it's a diary of a sort of sonic journey around America. [...] It's another record from Gorillaz, but I don't think you could classify it as THE NEXT Gorillaz album." I just quoted Damon Albarn from one of his interviews (French one, you can look it up) and this album is exactly what he says it is.
Short, very interesting tracks that flow fluently from one into the other and have a very distinct American feel to them that is transferred via musical samples, instruments and lyrics. The album definitely doesn't go whole hog with guest appearances, orchestras, fancy equipment or heart-stopping back-up vocals. It's 2D's album: simple and melancholic. And many reviewers seem to have overlooked these facts.
I had to listen to it several times before I actually got the feel to it and it grew on me. Tracks like Revolving Doors, The Joplin Spider, The Snake in Dallas and of course, the highlight of the album (imho) Amarillo - are very, very captivating. I bought the CD copy which was also available as a free MP3 download and I feel that I've done the right thing. I really hope Gorillaz continue making music!
About the physical copy of the CD: it comes in a thin cardboard case, inside it you are given information which musical instruments were used, who performed the and wrote the songs, where and when each song was written.