Day 25: Gorillaz - Demon Days

 

Can't lie, I don't even know what this album means to me except that it easily, out of the 200 some odd gigs of muzac I have at my disposal, the most played and most likely my favorite. It wasn't always this way. I'm notoriously and embarrassingly unexposed to all hip-hop and this thing has it running all through it's veins. So why in the world would I like it? I don't know. Maybe it's the fact that Dennis Hopper is on it? Maybe Danger Mouse's production is inescapably pleasing. I just don't know. But I do know that I hear the opening notes of "Oh Green World" and i'm locked in. And I'm liable to listen to it twice. Same goes for "Kids With Guns"....and "Last Living Souls". DAMMIT same goes for every song on this album. And don't get me started on this live performance the entire freaking album. It's utterly fantastic. It's magic. Real, honest to god MAGIC

Somehow Damon Albarn, much like James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem has done as well, has found a way to bring everything that you may not be likely to like into a giant musical stew that just barely work......but whoa daddy does it ever work. So maybe that's what it means to me. Write great songs and the people will come. Even the people you didn't invite. They won't be able to help themselves.