17 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The world’s first virtual band—a mischievous collaboration between Blur frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett—make a pitch-perfect opening statement on this wildly eclectic debut. But for all the conceptual trickery (“Punk”, for example, is a self-aware riot of guitar and handclaps) Gorillaz is ultimately a celebration of pop’s direct power. “Tomorrow Comes Today” brings rainsoaked trip hop, and “Clint Eastwood” pits Del the Funky Homosapien’s rhyming against a hook fit to enter Albarn’s melodic Hall of Fame.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The world’s first virtual band—a mischievous collaboration between Blur frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett—make a pitch-perfect opening statement on this wildly eclectic debut. But for all the conceptual trickery (“Punk”, for example, is a self-aware riot of guitar and handclaps) Gorillaz is ultimately a celebration of pop’s direct power. “Tomorrow Comes Today” brings rainsoaked trip hop, and “Clint Eastwood” pits Del the Funky Homosapien’s rhyming against a hook fit to enter Albarn’s melodic Hall of Fame.

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