Friday, 12 November 2010

Plastic Beach

by Gorillaz

Isn’t it ironic that the latest album of a virtual band credits real guest musicians on ten out of 16 tracks? An excessive number of guest artists is never a good sign even for a real band. Especially if we are talking a concept album, and Plastic Beach kind of pretends to be one. The most interesting, music-wise, composition here is White Flag; more specifically, its introduction and conclusion played by the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental-Arabic Music (who, bizarrely, are not credited as performers on the CD booklet. The middle bit, featuring rap by Bashy & Kano, is utterly unremarkable). Disappointing.

Plastic Beach

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