GORILLAZ G-Sides

GORILLAZ G-Sides

GORILLAZ G-Sides

You get alternative versions of 19-2000 and Clint Eastwood. But G-Sides works because it captures both Gorillaz’ lush, dub laced pop and their darker, hypno-rock. The Life and Si Phily rap on ‘Clint Eastwood’ transform it into a booming hip-hop track. And Soulchild’s re-working of ’19-2000′ is even sunnier than the original. Which just leaves another single, Rock The House, and seven B-sides. Dracula and Ghost Train should remind Blur fans what they’re missing. Gone is the world music vibe which marred Gorillaz. In its place is a darker “Some of us will never sleep again” vibe. Ghost Train is a rumbling, electro-driven oddity which samples the Human League and climaxes like a 21st Century Joy Division. It shouldn’t work, but it does – perhaps, because, for once Albarn doesn’t sound like he’s trying too hard. It’s time to just give in to Gorillaz. And that includes you, Graham Coxon.

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