20 May 2011, 07:08 by Under_Radar_Mag
21 Jan 2011, 19:42 by ggnomeprojectDamon Albarn does it again—gets bored and makes another album, this one another Gorillaz album, a fan club-only Gorillaz album. I welcome Mr. Albarn’s boredom. Still, I never really understood the appeal of fan clubs, especially nowadays. Either way, there’s a free stream of the full album on gorillaz.com. Only fan club members, however, get to straight-up download it. I mean, why not offer the free download to everyone? I mean, since this is the decade of the leaked/free album? Whatever, onto the album.
A punchy, repetitive bass line and danceable beat start us off thinking we’re about to hear Annie Lennox croon Sweet Dreams. Instead, the beat goes on without a word, only occasional keyboard noodling on top on Phoner To Arizona. Revolving Doors takes us elsewhere with its island-aura guitar and—what’s this—Damon’s voice. It’s nice to hear from you again, Damon.
Not necessarily so on HillBilly Man. It starts off like any other Gorillaz song until suddenly…