I love this album. There are so many good tracks on it, and you can listen to the entire album without skipping any songs, a problem that I know that some Gorillaz fans have had with previous albums. And this is very surprising, considering the deluxe edition consists of 26 songs and the normal 20. And no, I’m not saying the album is perfect, but of course, WE’RE ONLY HUMANZZZZZZZZ *Breaks into wild off-beat hallelujah money recital*. The album has clear high points, with Andromeda (feat. DRAM), Charger (feat. Grace Jones), Momentz (feat. De La Soul), Busted and blue, and of course, Hallelujah Money (feat. Benjamin Clementine). Now, I did just name 1/4 of the tracks on the standard album, but that’s not to say the other tracks aren’t REALLY REALLY GOOD. Like, not just good, but like, if they were by a different artist, I would probably count it as one of their best songs. And then there’s the interludes. Now, this is probably going to be an unpopular opinion, but they they make the album already up there with plastic beach. They could just have an album with the 7 interludes/intros and it still would have been awesome. We haven’t seen such spoken word weirdness since Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey’s Head from Demon Dayz, which is my joint second favourite song from that album (joint with Dirty Harry, El manana takes first place), so I’m really glad Damon decided to bring the spoken word tracks back. The only problem I have with the album is the deluxe tracks, which don’t seem to add much to the album (excluding the apprentice, which is awesome).
But overall, this album is blimmin’ amazing.
Narrator-“And now, let’s repeat the non-conformist oath. I promise to be different.”
Crowd-“I promise to be different.”
Narrator-“I promise to be unique.”
Crowd-“I promise to be unique.”
Narrator-“I promise not to repeat things other people say.”
Crowd-“I promise not to repeat things other people say.”
– Interlude: The non conformist oath
That cracks me up every time.