Gorillaz is the debut album by the British virtual band Gorillaz, released in March 2001. It includes the singles "Clint Eastwood," "19-2000," "Rock the House," and "Tomorrow Comes Today." The album reached number three in the UK, and was an unexpected hit in the US, hitting number 14 and selling over five million copies worldwide. Slant magazine and Complex magazine included in their list of best albums of the 2000s.
The debut album spans a range of genres from reggae, hip hop, punk, to world music and unadulterated pop. Perhaps the great skill in this album is that the genres don't compete with each other, but mesh rather well for a unique sound.
"...filled with enough fun ideas and good songs to make this virtual band's debut a genuinely enjoyable album." -Heather Phares, allmusic.com
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D (lead vocals, keyboard), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboard, and backing vocals) and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). These members are completely fictional and are not personas of any "real life" musicians involved in the project. Their fictional universe is explored through the band's website and music videos, as well as a number of other media, such as short cartoons. The music is a collaboration between various musicians, with Albarn being the only permanent musical contributor. Their style is an amalgamation of genres, with influences including rock, alternative, Britpop, trip hop, hip hop, electronica, indie, dub, reggae, and pop.
3. Tomorrow Comes Today
4. New Genious (Brother)
5. Clint Eastwood
6. Man Research (Clapper)
8. Sound Check (Gravity)
9. Double Bass
10. Rock the House
12. Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo)
14. Slow Country
15. M1 A1
16. Clint Eastwood (Ed Case / Sweetie Irie Remix)