Review: The Fall by Gorillaz
The lastest release from Gorillaz, ‘The Fall,’ picked up three-and-a half (out of five) stars from Rolling Stone magazine, but only 2 out of 5 from listeners. As always, we want to know what you think. Log in and comment.
Recorded on tour, on an iPad, and comprised of songs with titles like “Shy-town” and “Seattle Yodel,” this zonked addendum to Gorillaz’ excellent Plastic Beach (streaming for free on their website) is the sound of Damon Albarn blowing trees and tweaking apps as the American outback rolls by his bus window. It’s a wistfully spaced-out, subtly cheeky spin on the Lost In America road epic, Easy Rider via Tron — from the country-radio sampling apocalypse dub of “The Parish of Space Dust,” to the rust-belting planet-rock of “Detroit,” to the gorgeous “Bobby in Phoenix,” a sermon on human emotions from soul great Bobby Womack, set against the sweetest blips Steve Jobs’ Etch A Sketch could ever birth.