ten years of animated apes

29 Nov

The Gorillaz turned ten this fall, and released a collection of singles today

I assume that Intelligentsia playing the first Gorillaz album this morning has something to do with today’s release of The Singles Collection: 2001-2011, which I had the pleasure of writing about for ALARM. Excerpt below. Full text here.

What’s cool about hearing the compressed discography is the pop of each album’s highly stylized flavor, together a panorama of ideas, influences, and production values. What’s not as cool is that there’s nothing from The Fall, last year’s minimal but masterful album recorded on an iPad in hotel rooms during 30 days of a US tour.

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