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Gorillaz — Plastic Beach

Plastic Beach

You know when you accidentally tune into Later with Jools Holland, and at the start all of the bands are “jamming” together, making a turgid whimper of jarring blandness? That is exactly what this whole album sounds like. The list of guests (Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Snoop Dogg, Mark E. Smith, Bashy, Mick Jones, Bobby Womack, The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music) reads like the contents page of a liberal broadsheet music supplement – so much so that they should have called this Observer Music Monthly: The Album.