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  • Summary: When the comic supergroup's 2001 debut sold an astounding 6 million copies worldwide, a sequel became necessary. Hence 'Demon Days.' Returning leader Damon Albarn (Blur) and new producer Danger Mouse are joined by guests Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Ike Turner, MF Doom, De La Soul and Dennis Hopper.

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Feel Good Inc.
Hahahahahahahahaha, feel good Sh-shake it, shake it, Feel Good Sh-shake it, shake it, Feel Good Sh-shake it, shake it, Feel Good Sh-shake it, shake... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 100
    Get past the dark stuff and Demon Days reveals a stash of songs that are more fun than a Hong Kong Phooey marathon.
  2. The results are reason enough for Damon Albarn's other outfit to finally pack it in.
  3. Less accessible than its eponymous predecessor, it creates a darker, less cartoonish world where hip-hop, brit-rock, electronica and Dennis Hopper monologues all seem perfectly at home.
  4. Spin
    75
    Danger Mouse sets a consistent tone that wryly chafes against Albarn's paranoia. [Jun 2005, p.105]
  5. Demon Days is decidedly bleaker than its predecessor.
  6. About as disappointing a follow-up as you could ever imagine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 161
  1. Dec 3, 2010
    10
    One of the greatest mix of music styles and imaginations - pleasant and disturbing, rough and smooth, apocalyptic and dreamy. Singles willOne of the greatest mix of music styles and imaginations - pleasant and disturbing, rough and smooth, apocalyptic and dreamy. Singles will make you feel fresh but whole album can leave huge mark on your attitude to modern music. Expand
  2. SeamusS
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    As a die hard BLUR fan I always cringe at the sound of Damon working on something that's not...well..Blur Self titled was good no As a die hard BLUR fan I always cringe at the sound of Damon working on something that's not...well..Blur Self titled was good no masterpeice but good this this is something else a groundbreaking venture into the world of avanthippoprock and well I just dont know what to make out of the fucker Brillaint Heavy for sure Go Buy It! Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2018
    10
    My favorite album by Gorillaz. I think it is their most political and dark album to date. They deal with many terrifying subject matters, suchMy favorite album by Gorillaz. I think it is their most political and dark album to date. They deal with many terrifying subject matters, such as abandonment, alchaholism, pollution, child soldiers etc. I find every track extremely enjoyable and it’s like a rollercoaster of insane songs. I love how it starts with an ominous intro and continues with hard hitting songs and as the end of the album, it almost becomes angelic. Don’t get lost in heaven is sort of an escape from the hectic manors of the album and when Demon Days rolls in, its heavenly. It reminds me of coming in from a heavy rainstorm into a lovely warm place. I don’t know why I think that. So overall, Demon Days is the epitome of what makes a perfect album. Expand
  4. SamM
    Jun 7, 2005
    9
    After listening to Demon Days the first time I thought I'd blown my money on an over advertised CD not really worth of the hype. Oh how After listening to Demon Days the first time I thought I'd blown my money on an over advertised CD not really worth of the hype. Oh how i was wrong. The CD needs some listening and its brilliance will emerge each time you hear it. Kids with Guns is a great song espercially the typical gorillaz drums near the end of the song as well as Dirty Harry with its hip hop flavour combined with the choir in the beggining. Truly great album Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2017
    9
    Gorillaz. It's complicate. Their music is not for everyone for being unique and weird, but soon as you enter "inside" the songs, it's aGorillaz. It's complicate. Their music is not for everyone for being unique and weird, but soon as you enter "inside" the songs, it's a complete masterpiece as good as the self-titled album and Plastic Beach.

    Feel Good Inc. is the only song all agree it's, at least, cool, and personally I think it's because it is the best song in the album that is so good, that even being weird, almost everyone like it. But it's not the unique masterpiece in the album. All the first half is full of amazing tunes, and the second, while presenting excellent songs, there are some more "normal" ones. But this con is recovered by the union of all the songs, that are like one hour story, telling you about loneliness, hedonism, self esteem, war and so many more negative things that happens in the world... and it's expressed incredibly well. For example, there is one song, Dare, that is very "happy" compared to other work in Demon Days, but that's because fits perfectly the message (improve your self auto esteem, to cheer).

    Then appears the Demon Days song, were it's an amazing finale for the album, telling you that besides all the sadness and crude true, there is hope and light to it, making a "happy ending" for the story.
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  6. Feb 18, 2018
    8
    Gorillaz's sophomore album Demon Days is another fantastic, if not better, album by this incredibly unique and amazing band. The songs areGorillaz's sophomore album Demon Days is another fantastic, if not better, album by this incredibly unique and amazing band. The songs are even more catchy and fun to listen to. This album, in my opinion, is even better than the previous and I'm gonna give it an 8.7/10. Expand
  7. James
    May 23, 2005
    0
    Lacking alot, and boring as well.

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