The cartoon video masters have come back after five long years away with an album that’s mind blowing.
Start to finish, this album’s a gem. They really outdid themselves with a new sound, both creative and modern, and of course there are big name collaborations.
They brought back De La Soul and added in Mos Def, Kano, Snoop Dogg, classic rock moguls Mick Jones and Paul Simonon from the Clash and Lou Reed.
It would be hard to imagine Jones, Simonon and Reed in a Gorillaz setting, but the collab somehow works.
What Plastic Beach does is take the Gorillaz sound to a new level by taking influence from the many genres that have surfaced in the past few years and giving it their spin. They bring back the funky, spacey, electro and British sound they’ve become known for and make it into a new and vibrant entity.
This album is the perfect lead-up to their upcoming Coachella performance and hopefully a world tour.
By the way, they just made a music video with Bruce Willis.
Click here to watch it.
– Tim Morse