D-Sides - Gorillaz
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  • Summary: The latest, two-disc album from one of Damon Albarn's bands contains remixes and demos.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
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  1. Crazy as a second Gorillaz B-sides album might sound, this rummage through the "Demon Days" cutting room floor is totally justified.
  2. It's not all killer, but some impressive tracks lurk within.
  3. While not all of the remixes hit these heights, overall it's a fun set, and a good complement to the eclecticism of D-Sides' first disc.
  4. Gorillaz' double-disc D-Sides, an extension of the hit "Demon Days," isn't as bland as that description suggests, but like 2002's "G-Sides," it lacks the luster of the studio album that inspired it.
  5. Much of the album would've been lucky to appear on the flip side of a vinyl single back when people bought such things....Matters improve on a remix-filled bonus CD. [23 Nov 2007, p.73]
  6. The remixes that constitute the second disc are less intriguing than the B-sides, but none of them are horrible.
  7. 40
    Unsurprisingly for a 2D project, it's all a little flat. [Dec 2007, p.121]

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  1. Mar 26, 2013
    10
    Honestly, I've probably listened to this album more than "Demon Days", it's really that good. The first disc that is... the second disc is mostly mediocre remixes. But the first disc alone is worth the 10/10 score. Highlights: "Hong Kong" "Stop The Dams" Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2013
    9
    To me, there is no better evidence of Gorillaz’s brilliance than this two-disc album- Albarn’s discarded tracks are as interesting, stimulating, intoxicating as any premium EP released in today’s pop climate. For Pete’s sake, when tracks like “Hong Kong” and “Highway (Under Construction)” and “Stop the Dams” don’t even make it onto the original EP, you know this group is golden. The remixes on disc 2 are hit or miss (I particularly enjoyed the “Kids With Guns Hot Chip Remix”), but overall this is a must-own for Gorillaz fans and music fans everywhere. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    8
    The first disk is pretty good ! Mostly great songs that really make this purchase worth it ! The second disk though is mostly ordinary... some songs are pretty boring only one or two are interesting... But yea any one who likes Gorillaz should get this album for at least the first disk! Expand