Plastic Beach


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Plastic Beach is the third studio album by British virtual band Gorillaz, released on 3 March 2010 by Parlophone and Virgin Records. Conceived from an unfinished Gorillaz project called Carousel, the album was recorded from June 2008 to November 2009 and produced primarily by group co-creator Damon Albarn.

It features guest appearances by several artists, including Snoop Dogg, Gruff Rhys, De La Soul, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Mark E. Smith, Paul Simonon, Bashy, Kano, Little Dragon and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Pitchfork Media's Sean Fennessey wrote that "ornate Village Green Preservation Society-style pop" is the dominant style on Plastic Beach, but that Albarn also "dips into Krautrock, funk, and dubstep, as well as the weary, more melodic music he's been perfecting for much of last decade" on an album that serves as "sort of an electronic take on baroque pop."

According to Mojo magazine's Danny Eccleston, the album reprises the "combination of stupid-fresh pop melody, 21st-century hip hop substructure and catholic cast of collaborators" featured on Demon Days, while Miles Marshall Lewis of The Village Voice observed "funky electroclash" and hip hop elements in the music.AbsolutePunk saw Plastic Beach as a "full-blown trip hop/hip hop album",while HipHopDX observed elements of soft rock and surf rock. – Wiki

”The Gorillaz have some of the best pop sensibility of this time period, even though their songs are intellectually superior to all of pop radio. On top of that, they are always able to pull influences from all over music and from their personal collection (e.g. The Clash, Lou Reed, Sean Ryder, Dennis Hopper, etc.). And if he means cartoons, he’s right again. When looking back, kids will ask us what the deal with the Gorillaz was and why they were so cool? Why? Curiosity, that’s why. Albarn and Hewlett have kept everybody curious about the Gorillaz for 10 years with their album’s secrecy, unique storytelling, and distinct visual style. This is why they are able to flourish and produce amazing records. They have kept everything mysterious, while the rest of the music industry insisted on putting things out in the open. This is why they are awesome, this is why they are important, and this is why they’ll be remembered another decade from now.” – Consequence of Sound

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Plastic Beach




2x Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g



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Electronica, Hip Hop, Rock


Leftfield, Electro

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