- 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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Only behind such a distracting smokescreen could Damon Albarn get away with conducting a project as sprawling, daring, innovative, surprising, muddled and magnificent as Plastic Beach: not just one of the best records of 2010, but a release to stand alongside the greatest Albarn’s ever been involved with and a new benchmark for collaborative music as a whole.
MirceaC.Mar 9, 2010I know why some people underrate this splendid album from Gorillaz. It's because Plastic Beach brings pop music to a new level and some I know why some people underrate this splendid album from Gorillaz. It's because Plastic Beach brings pop music to a new level and some people still can't admit it, or let's say, they still can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. It sounds different from any other pop album, and of course Gorillaz album, but it doesn't mean that it's bad. This album may not have singles like "Feel Good Inc." and "Clint Eastwood", but it's been rewarded with songs like "On Melancholy Hill" (my favourite), "Some Kind of Nature", "Superfast Jellyfish" and finally "Empire Ants", which from my point of view are the climax of this album (or should I say, the cherry on top of the cake?). I agree that Stylo isn't a really strong single compared to any other singles Gorillaz made, but it has its moments. The rest of the songs are also great (not the best of course) but magnificent. Put them all the songs together (aka Plastic Beach) and you'll see something new, unique and refreshing for pop music. Better than Demon Days? That's what people ask for ages. I will say, with all my heart, yes. As I said above, Plastic Beach might not have 'strong' singles, but, it brings something new and unique. Something which Demon Days didn't really bring. It was and still is a great album from Gorillaz, but unfortunately, I don't think it brought pop music to a new level like Plastic Beach. Indeed, this is one of the best albums which came out in 2010. Maybe the best.… Expand
jamesMar 15, 2010Staggeringly good. If you don't give this 10 out of 10 then shame upon your musical soul.
Apr 26, 2016OH MY DAYS, I'm glad of how Gorillaz are getting so much praise on this beautiful classic album. I'm glad this album dosen't have that much ofOH MY DAYS, I'm glad of how Gorillaz are getting so much praise on this beautiful classic album. I'm glad this album dosen't have that much of negative responses. This album is truly amazing. I highly recommend you to buy this essentially.… Expand
KarmaTMar 19, 2010Great Album. Better to listen it with your headset on. Beautiful fine textures, smart lyrics...feat artists are amazing too.
Dec 9, 2011This is my favorite release from the Gorillaz and in my top ten for 2010. It's dance-club ready, re-mix ready, just straight up party ready.This is my favorite release from the Gorillaz and in my top ten for 2010. It's dance-club ready, re-mix ready, just straight up party ready. The production is carefully thought out and put together nicely, whereas Demon Days was kind of all over the place and not a bad thing.… Expand
Mar 22, 2018There is so much to love about Plastic Beach. The best thing about it is probably the interesting, pleasant word it created and frequentlyThere is so much to love about Plastic Beach. The best thing about it is probably the interesting, pleasant word it created and frequently takes the listener to. I really feel like I am in a different world when I listen to PB. The consistency between PB's 15 real songs is tight and gives the album another layer of enjoyability. I love the calm, upbeat, light music and vibe on this album, especially on the songs "White Flag", "Broken", "Empire Ants", and "To Binge." The guest artists really improve PB by giving it freshness and diversity and making the Gorillaz-only songs sound even better when they come around. I really like the first 4 Gorillaz-only songs, and most of the songs on this album have something to like somewhere. The lyrics on this album don't try to be deep or meaningful, and that doesn't hurt PB. PB is a great, extremely enjoyable concept album that really feels like a concept album. "Sweepstakes" is the only real fail on this album.… 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 IOK 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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|Master of Puppets [Remastered & Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Cinema [Box Set] - Holger Czukay|
|Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It - Rolo Tomassi|
|Rifles and Rosary Beads - Mary Gauthier|
|Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves|
|Between the Earth & Sky - Lankum|
|A Man I'd Rather Be, (Part 1) [Box Set] - Bert Jansch|
|Persona - Rival Consoles|
|Savage Young Dü [Box Set] - Hüsker Dü|
|The Dusk in Us - Converge|
|Sparrow - Ashley Monroe|
|Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live - Neil Young|
|POST- - Jeff Rosenstock|
|Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 1979-1981 - Bob Dylan|
|Isolation - Kali Uchis|
|What News - Alasdair Roberts|
|Plunge - Fever Ray|
|Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest|
|Microshift - Hookworms|