- 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
PhilipGMar 14, 2010Amazing album, how amazing is only revealed with repeated listening.
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.
Mar 20, 2012The beach vibe is definitely present. Gorillaz seem to weave in and out of each genre, picking and choosing collaborations that fit the albumsThe beach vibe is definitely present. Gorillaz seem to weave in and out of each genre, picking and choosing collaborations that fit the albums specific style. This one brings a more laid back tone after the more ominous demon days, and is a great soundtrack that seems at home playing in your headphones during an island vacation (which it did serve as my soundtrack during a st. john trip). Initially, I admit I was not as struck with PB as I was with Gorillaz or even Demon Days, but it kept growing on me until it was proudly placed as a worthy addition to the gorillaz legacy. One thing I must say, MORE DAMON. Sure, songs such as Some Kind of Nature and Superfast Jellyfish are catchy and fun, but I really want to see more of 2D up front than providing some chorus lines. Heck, in some songs, such as White Flag or Sweepstakes, Damon isnt even present at all. Please return to more Demon-Days collaboration methods or even back to good ole' Gorillaz 2d-centric album where we can focus on Gorillaz and not the spotlight solely on the collaborators.… 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.
|Sign O' the Times [Deluxe Edition] - Prince|
|Vol. 4 [Super Deluxe Edition] [Box Set] - Black Sabbath|
|Wildflowers & All The Rest - Tom Petty|
|Conflict Of Interest - Ghetts|
|To Bring You My Love: The Demos - PJ Harvey|
|Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976) [Box Set] - Neil Young|
|Untitled (Rise) - Sault|
|Carnage - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis|
|Start Walkin' 1965-1976 - Nancy Sinatra|
|Pylon Box [Box Set] - Pylon|
|Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson|
|Palo Alto: Live at Palo Alto High School - Thelonious Monk|
|Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace - Nick Cave|
|Send Them To Coventry [Mixtape] - Pa Salieu|
|The White Stripes Greatest Hits - The White Stripes|
|Ignorance - The Weather Station|
|Pleased To Meet Me [Deluxe Edition] - The Replacements|
|Optimisme - Songhoy Blues|
|Letter to You - Bruce Springsteen|
|An Overview on Phenomenal Nature - Cassandra Jenkins|