I don't get them
As with most musicians, you'll enjoy them much more if you listen to the discography in reverse. Their best album is Demon Days, followed by Plastic Beach
>I don't get the most basic-ass pop music
Lurk more newfag
Their first three albums are really good. Too bad they turned into some basic ass synth pop act.
what the fuck did they do to noodle
she hit the wall
I dont like adult Noodle. Hell, I hate the fact that Noodle is the only member that can grow up/get older.
Bratty Tomboy Little Noodle is one of if not the best of early Gorillaz.
I started as a little "look these cartoons are the people making these songs haha" project by the guys that made song2 (WOOHOOO WHEN I FEEL HEAVY METAL, song) but over time it became more popular and they started to actually settle on a proper genre (generic synth pop).
One thing i'll give them credit for is that they take into consideration that the Gorillaz are actually aging since they're supposed to be normal people and not cartoons. I think noodle was supposed to be 15 at the start and she's in her 30s. I think it's a pretty nice attention to detail when you look at 2D in the earlier albums and current 2D and he's clearly gone from being an early 20 year old to a dressing like most 40 year old millennials do.
There's nothing to get after the first three albums, they've completely lost their identity.
It's like quirky spork core with rap
They did something unique by sort of making production oriented music that wasn't strictly hip hop but featured rap verses. Nerdy whites, fans of terbative music, suburbanites et al could finally connect with hip hop during a time when the genre was dominated by gangsta rap and the like.
Unfortunately "weird" is a hard shtick to maintain and their radio hits seemed to end after demon days. It's generally agree plastic beach is a great album but damn if that shit wasn't dry as fuck for a radio hit.
So idk. There's not much to get. Their vibe was extremely unique for the early and mid aughts but over time sort of just became a product like everything else. Perhaps it helped to mold hip hop but became trite in the process.
Melancholy Hill was a big college radio hit and it probably would have been a regular radio hit if the music scene hadn't changed so much in 2010.
I highly doubt that it could have been a regular radio hit.
Clint Eastwood had a super catchy hook and a couple of huge rap verses to bolster
Feel Good Inc had a super catchy bass lick, substantial rap verse, and a totally otherworld alternative chorus which was also super catchy
Its understandable how those did well on radio. You can play them soft or loud; they are punchy either way
What's melancholy hill? A soft and sweet song better fitting for a movie soundtrack than your drive to work. I just don't buy it.
Plenty of soft and sweet songs have been big hits, and it has a nice melody and memorable chorus. Again though, it came out in 2010 and the music scene had shifted dramatically away from that sound in general.
Like what? Name a few
Point is they're the exception not the rule. And Melancholy Hill is just not exceptional.
Gorillaz fell off hard after plastic beach, first two albums and G sides were incredible but now they've devolved to shitty pop. They've lost their soul
I like desole
Gorillaz is a product of a bygone era.
Albarn is doing the biggest disservice possible by not just retiring it.
In the first place, the reason Gorillaz blew up was because Del the Funky Homosapiens' rapping created two mega hits for them, and the only reason he was on the tracks was because Dan Nakamura came to him while working on Deltron 3030 together and asked if he could do something on this track Dan was making with some British musician Del had never heard of. So Del quickly wrote the lyrics, recorded them, and bam. They already had some other dogshit rapper on the track but Dan wanted Del to try, and it became a mega hit.
Bands like early Gorillaz?
(Albeit, the 360 music video was cool in 2017)
What you hear is what you get, there's nothing to get beyond that.
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