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This is an Enhanced CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Gorillaz: 2D, Noodle, Russel, Murdoc (a.k.a. Damon Albarn, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Sky Edwards, Dan The Automator).

Additional personnel includes: Miho Hatori, Tina Weymouth, Ibrahim Ferrer.

Producers include: Dan The Automater, Tom Girling, Jason Cox, Gorillaz.

Engineers include: Tom Girling, Jason Cox, Toby Whelan.

Recorded at Gee Jam Studios, Jamaica.

"Clint Eastwood" was nominated for the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.

U.K. rerelease contains the bonus tracks "Clint Eastwood" (Ed Case Re-fix) and "19/2000" (Soulchild Remix) as well as an interactive CD-ROM section.

What do you get when you combine Damon Albarn, singer for Britpop superstars Blur, with hip-hop producer Dan The Automator? Gorillaz, silly! Albarn takes a busman's holiday and avails himself of the opportunity to take the kind of sonic risks one would be unlikely to find on a Blur album. This isn't hip-hop or dance music per se, though "Rock the House" is a bona-fide party rap tune, and Dan The Automator adds plenty of hip-hop elements and trip-hop beats throughout.

Ultimately, GORILLAZ is occupied by Albarn's arch, twisted pop vision filtered through a dizzying array of electronic sounds and studio manipulations. There are some interesting stylistic experiments, too, as on the Latin-style "Latin Simone," which features a guest vocal from none other than Cuban legend Ibrahim Ferrer, and "Slow Country," which, despite its title, is an excursion into the atmospheric land of dub reggae. This is a far cry from Britpop--imagine Blur in a sonic kaleidoscope. And then try in vain to imagine either of the Gallagher brothers attempting anything close to this.

What the critics say…

Rolling Stone (6/21/01, p.78) - 3 stars out of 5 - "…A playful piece of genre-squishing art pop. Inspired by the punky reggae parties of SANDINISTA!-era Clash….running with anything-goes avant-aesthetic…"
Spin (1/02, p.76) - Ranked #6 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001".
Spin (6/01, p.148) - 7 out of 10 - "…A multiculti grasp of the sweetest kind….Easy on the ears because they know the difference between calling people up and casting them…"
Q (5/01, p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "…With its creepily urban feel, and innocent, nursery-rhyme quality of the melodies, Gorillaz couldn't be further from a self-consciously arch 'art' supergroup…"
Alternative Press (2/02, p.65) - Ranked #15 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001".
Alternative Press (7/01, p.68) - 8 out of 10 - "…Brilliant…"
Magnet (6-7/01, pp.89-90) - "…Nothing short of sheer musical buggery…"
Muzik (5/01, p.66) - 5 out of 5 - "…Genre-splicing, sample-collaging, spliffed-out hip hop…standing head and shoulders over anything Blur have ever achieved…and even overshadows much of Dan The Automator's recent output…"
Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.98) - "…A funky…meld of dub, reggae, hip hop, world music, pop and thrash punk….Electric, upbeat, and actually very good."
NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #48 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001".

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. Re-Hash
  2. 5 4
  3. Tomorrow Comes Today
  4. New Genius (Brother)
  5. Clint Eastwood
  6. Man Research (Clapper)
  7. Punk
  8. Sound Check (Gravity)
  9. Double Bass
  10. Rock The House
  11. 19 2000
  12. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)
  13. Starshine
  14. Slow Country
  15. M1 A1
  16. Clint Eastwood - (Ed Case Sweetie Irie Refix Edit)
  17. 19 2000 - (Soulchild remix)
Release date Australia
March 28th, 2014
EMI Records (Australia)
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