- Summary: The third album for Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett animated group features guest appearances by Snoop Dogg, Kano, Mos Def, De La Soul, Gruff Rhys, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Fall's Mark E. Smith, Little Dragon, Lou Reed, Bobby Womack, The Clash's Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon.
- Record Label: Virgin
- Genre(s): Rock, Electronic, Alternative
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AndrewH.Mar 20, 2010this time around the gorillaz got it right with fresh sounds and new collabs. this time around i can;t help but find these tracks being set to repeat on my ipod songs like "Rhinestone Eyes" or "Stlyo are already imprinted forever in my head. Good job Gorillaz.… Expand
NickBMar 11, 2010Gorillaz haven't lost their magic. I have been a true gorillaz fan for years now and I still listen to all their old songs. This album is a must-buy for anyone that appreciates music.… Expand
rx2Mar 18, 2010Most albums that require relistens are fabulous. The Good, the Bad, and The Queen took some time get into and this does as well. It's brilliant. It's wonderful that we have tracks like these.… Expand
HendriMar 10, 2010Brilliant! what i expect from gorillaz.listen to the entire album more than once to understand what is going on.
Sep 26, 2010Pop, guests, plastic. That's all you need to really know about this album. This album really said "We are the Gorillaz and we can do whatever we want!" This album features a ton of new guests: Snoop Dogg, Little Dragon, Gruff Rhys, etc. This album was really fun, and contained new emotions for my Gorillaz experience. This is the easiest album to get used to yet, so don't worry.
Standouts : "Rhinestone Eyes", "Stylo", "Empire Ants", "On Melancholy Hill"
Overall Score : 8.8… Expand
Dec 4, 2013[8.0] Plastic Beach is certainly playful, but that isn't its best quality. Something strangely inhuman about this record makes it one of the oddest, spacious, and often silly albums of the Gorillaz. While it doesn't hit quite as hard as Demon Days, it is almost better in that it stays so unfocused, but is at the same time captivating. It sounds what it aims to sound like: plastic, and plastic is definitely a good sound for the Gorillaz. The only problem with this album is that about half of the songs are initially underwhelming, but listening to this album enough makes it even more interesting.… Expand
Oct 14, 2010OK I had to create a Metacritic account just because I saw so many favorable reviews of this horrible drek. I keep trying to like it because I love this band. But I keep clicking next next next. You people should come to my house and share whatever illegal substance you took to enjoy this because it's just awful. If you added up all the essence from this entire album it still wouldn't be close to being as good as Dare.… Expand
Published: December 6, 2010Throughout the next two months, we'll be tracking the year-end Top Ten lists published by various music sites, magazines, and more. Find out which albums are currently in the running for best album of the year.
Published: March 2, 2010With the Gorillaz' third album "Plastic Beach" hitting stores next week, we take a moment to look at all of the artists who have contributed to the virtual band's success.
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