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Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic BeachGorillazPlastic Beach (Virgin)

There is something strange going on in the alternative pop world. Everyone from the Flaming Lips to MGMT to Gorillaz are running away from the pop song construction and melody like they’re on fire. After two albums of club music you could actually listen to, Damon Albarn and Co. drink their own Cristal and come back with an album the leaves the listener with a pop-junk hangover, which I suppose is the point.

After a brief orchestral intro—yes, an orchestral intro—the Dogg Father welcomes one and all to the Plastic Beach. What the plastic beach is may be anyone’s guess and we’re betting Snoop Dogg didn’t bother to ask, lest he drop a blunt and ruin yet another pair of sneakers. “Yo man, your Jordan’s are FUCKED up!”

But I digress…much like this album.

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Even More Fun with Forkast

Some recent good stuff from Forkcast:

Gruff Rhys – “Candylion” from Candylion, out now on Rough Trade. It’s the dude from Super Furry Animals. (fr0k)

The Ponys – “Poser Psychotic” from Turn the Lights Out, out now on Matador. (fr0k)

The Rakes – “The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect” from Ten New Messages out now in the U.K. (fr0k)

Ghostface Killah – “Chunky” from J-Love Street Savior Pt. 5, out now. (fr0k)

Dinosaur Jr – “We’re Not Alone” from Beyond, due May 1 on Fat Possum. (fr0k)

The Mooney Suzuki – “99%” from Have Mercy due due out June 19 on Elixia. (fr0k)

Previously: 1, 2, 3.