Tuesday, March 9, 2010


The most high-profile release this week is Plastic Beach, the third album from Gorillaz -- Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's animated group of musical misfits.

Unlike previous releases which featured production from Dan the Automator (2001's self-titled debut) and Danger Mouse (2005's Demon Days), this time around Albarn handles most of the production duties himself and the end result is quite rewarding. Albarn dips into a number of different musical styles on PB including Krautrock, funk, hip-hop, and dubstep blending each of them nicely with his trademark weary vocals.

As expected, the album is chock-full of cameos from a wide range of genres including Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, De La Soul, Gruff Rhys, and many more. Check out the video for standout single "Stylo" featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack after the jump.

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