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Gorillaz -- The Fall
December 25, 2010 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Gorillaz offers their new album, The Fall, for free online listening, for the small price of giving them an email address for their mailing list. (Does not require email verification.)

Or you can listen to and watch the video for the first single "Phoner To Arizona" via YouTube without signing up for anything.
posted by hippybear (24 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm hoping that Gorillaz fans searching for 'The Fall' will unwittingly click here or here.
posted by grounded at 11:10 AM on December 25, 2010 [6 favorites]


You can just click on the "I'm on the mailing list" link at the bottom if you want.
posted by delmoi at 11:14 AM on December 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


Back in 2007 Damon said that there weren't going to be anymore Gorillaz albums. Since then he's done two.

Why can't he be as capricious about Blur?
posted by elsietheeel at 11:28 AM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm hoping that Gorillaz fans searching for 'The Fall' will unwittingly click here or here yt .

... and then via the magic of youtube side-links, they find themselves here, where they were always meant to be on this most prestigious of neo-pagan Holy Roman virgin birthdays.

halleluwah
posted by philip-random at 11:53 AM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just for those of you expecting Plastic Beach, Part II: this album basically falls in with Gorillaz's release habit of putting out a fully fleshed out, "full" album (not that this one isn't any good or anything), and shortly after releasing an album of other material/remixes.

I'm pleased to see, however, that it's all interesting new work, and no terrible remixes.
posted by Askiba at 12:04 PM on December 25, 2010


> Why can't he be as capricious about Blur?

Blur involves hooking up with three particular other people and working with them again on an extended basis. The only person Albarn really has to get in touch with to make some more Gorillaz stuff is Hewlett. Which doesn't have to be any more intimate than some e-mail saying 'hey mate I'm almost done with a new Gorillaz album, can you draw some stuff for it?'

And hell, I'd still check out a Gorillaz album at this point if Albarn had someone else drawing his cartoon alter-egos.
posted by egypturnash at 12:10 PM on December 25, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hmm. This crashed my Safari flash plugin. Can one listen to the album on an iPad?
posted by snofoam at 12:26 PM on December 25, 2010


I'm hoping that Gorillaz fans searching for 'The Fall' will unwittingly click here or here.

Mark E Smith made an appearance on the last Gorillaz album, didn't he?
posted by Hoopo at 12:46 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna piggyback on your post. Here's Robyn Hitchcock offering up a free stream of covers (Cave, Cash, Drake, Bowie, Dylan, and others).

Low offers up a free EP dl in exchange for an email address.
posted by dobbs at 12:52 PM on December 25, 2010 [6 favorites]


Blur involves hooking up with three particular other people and working with them again on an extended basis.

...or short-term basis, which seems to be the plan in early 2011. Blur plans on colloborating on "...something small, no career-based world domination ideas".
posted by prinado at 12:57 PM on December 25, 2010


I miss the Automator.

That is all.
posted by gern at 1:37 PM on December 25, 2010 [10 favorites]


And hell, I'd still check out a Gorillaz album at this point if Albarn had someone else drawing his cartoon alter-egos.

Blasphemer!
posted by elsietheeel at 1:52 PM on December 25, 2010


Damon's the best.
posted by timshel at 3:22 PM on December 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


LOVE it!
posted by TKL0125 at 3:44 PM on December 25, 2010


Yeah, Hoopo. MES joined them live a couple times too. The live version is pretty awesome.

I think the album tracks a little dull, needs more MES!
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:06 PM on December 25, 2010


And hell, I'd still check out a Gorillaz album at this point if Albarn had someone else drawing his cartoon alter-egos.

Blasphemer!


Rufus Dayglo is doing a lovely job on Tank Girl these days.
posted by Artw at 5:06 PM on December 25, 2010


I'm hoping that Gorillaz fans searching for 'The Fall' will unwittingly click here or here.

Or HERE.

MES commands!
posted by electricsandwich138 at 5:33 PM on December 25, 2010


I'm not in a position to listen to it right now, but asking from the point of view of someone who loved Demon Days but didn't like a single track on Plastic Beach... how is it?
posted by rifflesby at 5:58 PM on December 25, 2010


Listened this morning, really enjoyed it. Pretty minimal but lots of good melodies lurking in the dark corners.
posted by ericthegardener at 5:59 PM on December 25, 2010


Rifflesby: It's hard to say for sure. It's not quite what you're expecting.

As for not liking Plastic Beach? For the second time in this thread I call blasphemy! Then again, I could see the change in direction to more poppy melodies off putting.
posted by Askiba at 6:24 PM on December 25, 2010


I'm not in a position to listen to it right now, but asking from the point of view of someone who loved Demon Days but didn't like a single track on Plastic Beach... how is it?

As a person who it took a long time for most of Plastic Beach to grow on (and a couple tracks just never will do it for me), I have to say this release is seriously goddamn good. I like it way better than than PB after just one listen.

Then again, I'm full of a lot of Christmas cheer at the moment.
posted by Marla Singer at 10:07 PM on December 25, 2010


Ha! The credits for track#15 list this URL:
www.mcphee.com/shop/products/Yodelling-Pickle.html
posted by Marla Singer at 12:21 AM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somewhere between this album and Plastic Beach, Gorillaz released Doncamatic, which is really worth at least one listen (if only for Daley's curious voice):

Gorillaz - Doncamatic
posted by Sutekh at 3:52 AM on December 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


no mention of the steely dan cover?
posted by readyfreddy at 5:13 AM on December 26, 2010


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