What does /mu/ think of Gorillaz? I was always a bit thrown off by their aesthetic, but the music is actually great imqho.
rhinestone eyes, stylo, on melancholy hill, broken, plastic beach and to binge were all pretty and catchy
it did seem like a messy collection of electronica blur b-sides rather than a gorillaz album tho
plus the lack of backstory unlike phases 1 and 2 made it so lackluster desu
what the fuck??? what the wtf the fuck. wtf the what the wtf the what the fuck? wtf?
On Melancholy Hill, Broken, Empire Ants, Plastic Beach, To Binge, Stylo and Rhinestone Eyes are some of the greatest songs Gorillaz has ever put out. Some of the other tracks are lacklustre (and i personally hate tracks 2,3,6 and 8) but it's a sick album dude
Stylo is the closet thing to anything decent on that. But even that song is plagued with bad guest appearances
Overall, Plastic Beach has less good hooks, worse production, and less dynamics than Demon Days and as a result, excretes a bunch of bad pop songs that's a mush of nearly every bad trend of the 21st century. Boring and annoying.
Loved the asthetics and music of the mainline albums and sides. Was super pissed that Phase 3 sort of just died due to not being able to afford music videos/website updates/shit like that and we just had to be told what happens. Looking forward to the new album that should be coming out, hope that it has a proper phase.
I agree. At some point Gorillaz was a huge part of pop culture in many different ways, and was communicated in such a way that it could appeal, both music- and aesthetic wise, to a lot of people. I remember watching the music videos on MTV thinking how cool it all was. How this music was presented through cartoons and vice versa.
I hope their next album, and the art that presumably follows, will be as great as their previous work.
I was actually drawn in by their aesthetic - I always liked that "90s asian punk" look.
At my first listen, I didn't 'get' them, so I thought they were boring and tried to move on. Then for some reason, I wanted to hear them again. And again. And again.
And now they're my favorite lyrical group.
>Feel Good Inc. best
>not the last 3 songs together