The new Gorillaz album leaked.

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I have it.


YSI in a few.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 9 April 2005 04:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Awesome. While I'm waiting for it to download, what's your take? And how is the Dennis Hopper track?

Telephonething, Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I've yet to listen to it. Going to listen to it tonight.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Thank you, I needed this.

Im on track 4 now. "Intro" is the same bit of music that plays as the current web site's intro music. "Last Living Souls" sounds fantastic on the first listen. Like the singles, it sounds like a bit of a mish mash of seperate songs. The third track is incomplete and cuts off after 19 seconds. Track 9 seems to be missing entirely.

jason., Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:31 (fifteen years ago) link

So best. Thanks for YSI'ing it.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Thanks- the album (and the all-important Hopper spoken-word track) are just as good as I'd hoped.

Telephonething, Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:55 (fifteen years ago) link

DARE = future single of the year candidate.

Seriously, this record is like "Modern Life is Rubbish" to the debut's "Leisure" in terms of quality.

jason., Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I heard Hopper got in a fight w ryan pfork.

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Saturday, 9 April 2005 07:27 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.altmanphoto.com/Dennis.Hopper.97.jpeg

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Saturday, 9 April 2005 07:28 (fifteen years ago) link

FUCK! I was so close to going to sleep... after listening to Dirty Harry, like, 5 times. Then this. Urgh.

PS. Thank you x 12.5

Will M. (Will M.), Saturday, 9 April 2005 07:32 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks for the ysi! awesome. will listen later...

willem (willem), Saturday, 9 April 2005 09:00 (fifteen years ago) link

You are so the freakin' man right now. Does 'Last Living Souls' remind anyone else of Madness' 'It Must Be Love'?

Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (Barima), Saturday, 9 April 2005 11:33 (fifteen years ago) link

re-up someone please!!!

thank you.

NORTH, Saturday, 9 April 2005 19:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Second that re-up.
Yer mama thanks you.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:22 (fifteen years ago) link

re-upped

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Yer mama is very proud.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:29 (fifteen years ago) link

thank you ever so much.

NORTH, Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:31 (fifteen years ago) link

thx2u

Lingbertt, Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Somebody please re-up this thing yet again.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 10 April 2005 13:48 (fifteen years ago) link

a re-up would be much diiiirely appreciated. also--release date??

hollerr.

Cavebaby Jesus, Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:10 (fifteen years ago) link

and a reason why i should download this might be nice

rizzx (rizzx), Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:11 (fifteen years ago) link

...

kephm, Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anyone know how to rig my Winamp to play files encoded at 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz? I had to convert these to even hear them.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you running the most recent version? I (finally) updated mine a few weeks ago, and had no trouble at all with these files...

Telephonething, Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Another link courtesy of the good dr.:

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0HVDXC3H7MI6720VOWN6O61NWC

jason., Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:06 (fifteen years ago) link

x-post

I'm running 5.08, but I imagine one my output plugins probably messed up some of the default settings.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:07 (fifteen years ago) link

No sign of Del, Kid Koala, or Miho. But I like it after first listen.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Sunday, 10 April 2005 20:21 (fifteen years ago) link

can someone do it again, please?

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 10 April 2005 20:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Please?

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 10 April 2005 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

pretty plz

NiftyGuy, Sunday, 10 April 2005 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

with cherry on top.

brilliant young and angsty (thatguy), Sunday, 10 April 2005 22:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Unless the sadly truncated "Kids With Guns" is really phenomenal, "O Green World" is the best song here by a long shot. Not to impugn the rest of the record, which is far better than it had any right to be. I'm actually kind of disappointed by Doom's rapping for once; he did much better on the Daedelus album a month or so ago.

Telephonething, Sunday, 10 April 2005 23:04 (fifteen years ago) link

I thought "O Green World" was one of the weaker ones. Seemed a little under-developed on first listen. Its growing on me anyways. Personal favorites right now are probably "Every Planet We Reach Is Dead," "DARE," and the last 2 tracks. Like I said, huge improvement over the debut, which was like 2/3s filler.

Can someone ysi the Doom track? Mine didn't come with it.

jason., Sunday, 10 April 2005 23:39 (fifteen years ago) link

coming right up...

Simon H. (Simon H.), Monday, 11 April 2005 00:15 (fifteen years ago) link

http://l1.yousendit.com/d.php?id=4HU78JT27RSWSZVFLFME0Z4S

Simon H. (Simon H.), Monday, 11 April 2005 00:17 (fifteen years ago) link

the other links maxed their bandwidth, is there any way i could get another link? or someone could re-upload? that would be great, thanks.

NiftyGuy, Monday, 11 April 2005 02:22 (fifteen years ago) link

so does this have the full version of "kids with guns" or just the crappy 20 seconds?

Aerodynamic (Aerodynamic), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:14 (fifteen years ago) link

er... Blurillaz!

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:20 (fifteen years ago) link

The hights of this record aren't as high, nothing quite as good as 19/2001, 5/4, or Clint Eastwood. But it's much more consistant than the last record. I'm hoping Kids with Guns will be great and 5/4-ish. Has anyone got that full song? Want to gmail it?

Getting to hear a better quality version of Dirty Harry has made the pisspoor quality of the rap a lot more obvious.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:10 (fifteen years ago) link

some1 reup.

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:16 (fifteen years ago) link

er... Blurillaz!

I can't believe it took so long before someone posted that.

Leon WK (Ex Leon), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:17 (fifteen years ago) link

I keep missing out on the yousendits.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:38 (fifteen years ago) link

kids with guns:

http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0IF1VGTXD8W6C0K5EJSY1L7F6Y

jason., Wednesday, 13 April 2005 18:08 (fifteen years ago) link

You are so the freakin' man right now. Does 'Last Living Souls' remind anyone else of Madness' 'It Must Be Love'?
-- Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (b4rim4_...), April 9th, 2005.
don't u mean Labi Saffire's "It must Be Love" ?

coyleboy, Thursday, 14 April 2005 06:23 (fifteen years ago) link

i am rather tempted ..

but i'm waiting till the proper product drops.

i like the tension and the build up.

glad to see its getting some fine responses though ..

mark e (mark e), Thursday, 14 April 2005 07:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Thank you, jason. Kids With Guns turned out to be one of my more favorite tracks now that I've heard the whole thing.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Thursday, 14 April 2005 13:38 (fifteen years ago) link

don't u mean Labi Saffire's "It must Be Love" ?

Can you YSI it? Gmail? Pigeon carrier? Sublimate?

Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (Barima), Thursday, 14 April 2005 14:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I like the idea of Gorillaz switching producers every time, and becoming Damon's producer subsidy project.

Gorillaz had to have raked in a lot of cash for the automator, and I bet this one will do the same for Dangermouse.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Monday, 18 April 2005 19:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Is Damon really the head honcho in all this? Even the songs that don't have his vocals?

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 18 April 2005 21:49 (fifteen years ago) link

a friend gave me a vinyl copy and it's... ok. sex murder party is really bad though.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:47 (three years ago) link

Both this and Plastic Beach suffer from too many guests - particularly the former, which seems like an exercise in "look at who I'm working with" from front to back.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:51 (three years ago) link

wasn't that always the gimmick w gorillaz? (full disclosure I have never actually listened to a gorillaz album before this one)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:53 (three years ago) link

new track, "sleeping powder", is better than anything on humanz.

the album is just too busy trying to impress with the guest list.

i watched a chunk of the demon dayz festival thing last night,
and the damon fronted tracks were absolutely fantastic,
thus making me realise what it is re humanz that i dont really like.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:03 (three years ago) link

Yeah, but Albarn was always the boss of the project and it was his identity that was most dominant on Gorillaz and Demon Days, no matter who he was collaborating with - on Humanz, bar a couple of tracks, Albarn sounds like a guest on his own record.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:05 (three years ago) link

(xpost)

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:06 (three years ago) link

exactly.

x-x-post.

also, the earlier albums had a lovely fat warm live band sound (albeit produced to a high standard).
a lot of the production on humanz = laptop/thin sounding.
yes, there are the modern sonic bass sounds to give it the impression of depth, but it still sounds thin to me.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:14 (three years ago) link

Yeah, now that you mention it, there does seem to be something "cheap" sounding about portions of not only Humanz, but Plastic Beach too, which is something I could never have said about Demon Days ...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:25 (three years ago) link

it definitely started with PB,
and then hit hard on the demo album, sorry, the fall.
and now has become the new sound.
damon no longer uses certain studio crew anymore eg cass browne for drums/studio stuff (look at credits - cass was massively involved on the early material), and i think this has massively changed the sound.
watch the gig via red bull concert,
and it becomes a lot more apparent the difference in sound between the first albums/b-sides, and the new stuff.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:29 (three years ago) link

ps. "early albums" include the G-sides/D-sides stuff as well if you ask me.
some great tracks on those collections.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:36 (three years ago) link

Turrican OTM - Demon Days is great. That and good, the bad and the queen are the last Albarn projects I rate

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:12 (three years ago) link

The Good, The Bad & The Queen has some good stuff on it - the title track, for example - but I find it a bit of a slog on the whole.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:20 (three years ago) link

Plastic Beach is his last good album, there's plenty of great stuff on there like Stylo, Empire Ants and On Melancholy Hill, though it's not as good as Demon Days. It was the start of those cheap-sounding synths/drum machines though which were ok there but awful on Humanz.

ufo, Friday, 14 July 2017 01:36 (three years ago) link

Yeah, I like Plastic Beach a lot, especially the songs you mention ufo. Empire Ants is the best Damon related song since the good bits on Think Tank.

kitchen person, Friday, 14 July 2017 01:52 (three years ago) link

I'm listening to the debut now for the first time in years and it's really not funny how much more fresh it sounds compared to Humanz, particularly since I considered it a bit of a throwaway album back in 2001 and later merely a warm-up for Demon Days.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 14 July 2017 13:16 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

new album announced.
not a single ripple on ILM.
me included.
not sure I can be bothered anymore,
though I have heard it could a lot less guest heavy, in which case, I may become slightly more interested.

mark e, Thursday, 31 May 2018 19:55 (two years ago) link

If Albarn is to move forward with Gorillaz, he's got to stop sounding like a guest on his own records.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:01 (two years ago) link

exactly.
as was said last time we did this.
also, the whole 'Murdoch not on this album' thing.
who cares now re the whole 'story' re the band now ?

mark e, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:04 (two years ago) link

Not me. At this point I'd rather Albarn would knuckle down and make another great record - I think Demon Days was actually his last truly great one, and that was 13 years ago now!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:08 (two years ago) link

Here are the two songs that have been released which I am quite digging:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5yFcdPAGv0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JpPpSc7bs

And here's the Tracklist:

1 “Humility” (Feat. George Benson)
2 “Tranz”
3 “Hollywood” (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle)
4 “Kansas”
5 “Sorcererz”
6 “Idaho”
7 “Lake Zurich”
8 “Magic City”
9 “Fire Flies”
10 “One Percent”
11 “Souk Eye”

Only two of the songs feature guest, and in the case of George Benson that guest is purely instrumental. The album is being produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco and Remi Kabaka Jr.

MarkoP, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:10 (two years ago) link

Of course the reason I like these is that they remind me more of Plastic Beach, which has been my favorite Gorillaz album.

MarkoP, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:11 (two years ago) link

so this is like 'the fall' then.
first track is quite lovely.
the second, is a demo track that does little for me.

mark e, Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:40 (two years ago) link

also, the whole 'Murdoch not on this album' thing.
who cares now re the whole 'story' re the band now ?

ppl who follow the story will think this is fun, people who don't will have no idea about it. idg the objection?

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:11 (two years ago) link

Turrican otm re demon days

Ross, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:19 (two years ago) link

ppl who follow the story will think this is fun, people who don't will have no idea about it. idg the objection?

fair enough.
I was told earlier by one of the bands inner circle I was being overly cynical during a chat re the albums details.
so you are not alone sic in telling me off.

mark e, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:24 (two years ago) link

Are the 'band' actually ageing?

No guests on this one or very few, so more like The Fall (the free Christmas Day 2010 Damon-on-his-iPad album, not as in '..plus your granny on bongos').

piscesx, Thursday, 31 May 2018 21:31 (two years ago) link

Humility is nice enough, probably the best thing Albarn has done since Plastic Beach

ufo, Friday, 1 June 2018 07:29 (two years ago) link

Are the 'band' actually ageing?

Yes, Noodle is a tall girl now.

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2018 10:29 (two years ago) link

I thought Murdoc was showing his age by balding, but apparently, he's still in jail and the balding green dude is his replacement, Ace, a former Powerpuff girls villan. http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/gorillaz-recruit-powerpuff-girls-character-watch-their-new-video-starring-jack-black

BrianB, Friday, 1 June 2018 12:34 (two years ago) link

I do kind of like the idea of Murdoc being replaced by another pre-existing cartoon character. It's like when John Frusciante was replaced with Dave Navarro.

MarkoP, Friday, 1 June 2018 14:38 (two years ago) link

^^ amazing post

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 1 June 2018 14:40 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

The new LP isn't all that bad. It's nowhere near the level of Demon Days, but at least Albarn's presence is more noticeable on this one! 'Tranz' is my favourite Gorillaz track in ages.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 2 July 2018 20:36 (two years ago) link

This has the most repeat play value since Demon Days for me by a long shot (admittedly that wouldn't take very much), only a few days in. Loads of top notch Albarn on here

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 15:48 (two years ago) link

revive inspires me to hear this. demon days was my last fave

Ross, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 15:50 (two years ago) link

Album is incredible. Love the spaghetti western song Idaho

Ross, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 20:46 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

New record rules

No angel came (Ross), Friday, 20 July 2018 19:23 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

rhinestone eyes is the best gorillaz song

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 22 October 2019 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2020/09/09/robert-smith-gorillaz-strange-timez/

Gorillaz - Strange Timez ft. Robert Smith (Episode Six):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbA5p54Rw2M

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 September 2020 03:32 (one week ago) link

ILM doesn’t talk much about Gorillaz. They frequently misuse collaborators but I’m very interested in some of the guests in this one. Elton John + 6lack in the same track sounds ridiculous but I love that combo. I think the Goldlink + UMO and JPEG + Chai tracks might be good but cautious as to why they got sent to the Deluxe / bonus tracks version of the album.

Full tracklist:
1.) "Strange Timez" (featuring Robert Smith)
2.) "The Valley of the Pagans" (featuring Beck)
3.) "The Lost Chord" (featuring Leee John)
4.) "PAC-MAN" (featuring ScHoolboy Q)
5.) "Chalk Tablet Towers" (featuring St. Vincent)
6.) "The Pink Phantom" (featuring Elton John & 6LACK)
7.) "Aries" (featuring Peter Hook & Georgia)
8.) "Friday 13th" (featuring Octavian)
9.) "Dead Butterflies" (featuring Kano & Rosani Arias)
10.) "Désolé [Extended Version]" (featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
11.) "Momentary Bliss" (featuring slowthai & SLAVES)

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
12.) "Opium" (featuring EARTHGANG)
13.) "Simplicity" (featuring Joan As Police Woman)
14.) "Severed Head" (featuring Goldlink & Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
15.) "With Love to An Ex" (featuring Moonchild Sanelly)
16.) "MLS" (featuring JPEGMAFIA & CHAI)
17.) "How Far?" (featuring Tony Allen & Skepta)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 10 September 2020 04:57 (one week ago) link

honestly I think damon has just kinda lost it as both a producer and melodist

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 September 2020 04:59 (one week ago) link

the last damon album that was at all worthwhile was plastic beach and that was still pretty inconsistent

ufo, Thursday, 10 September 2020 05:19 (one week ago) link

Merrie Land had some good moments

assert (MatthewK), Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:19 (one week ago) link

wait hold up what feat who

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 10 September 2020 14:29 (one week ago) link

I was wondering why you hadn't said anything yet!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 September 2020 15:19 (one week ago) link

Have to say I’m most intrigued by the Leee John collaboration.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 10 September 2020 16:12 (one week ago) link

the what featuring who song, with a million views in 24 hours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbA5p54Rw2Me

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:01 (one week ago) link

Hm.

https://youtu.be/bbA5p54Rw2M

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:02 (one week ago) link

you think robert would've sang on the song if he knew the word "times" would be spelled with an irreverent "z" at the end?

ptah el dude (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:08 (one week ago) link

2 Late to change his mind now

erratic wolf angular guitarist (sic), Thursday, 10 September 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

Four "different" cassette editions?

Mark G, Saturday, 12 September 2020 07:47 (one week ago) link


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