GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

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Post by northernmonkey » 09 Jun 2018, 19:17

Sledge Hammer wrote:Popscene rubbish?!!? brass irritaing? guess we all have different tastes, but that is crazy....the instrumental break with the brass and Graham is amazing, and I still love the whole thing to this day, the soundtrack to going out in the 90s...
Couldn’t agree more, another pre Parklife song that would have been massive if released around the time of Brit Pop.

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by munch » 10 Jun 2018, 06:53

damon sounds a bit like the creepy old man from family guy in sorcererz
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by Rubi » 10 Jun 2018, 14:37

munch wrote:damon sounds a bit like the creepy old man from family guy in sorcererz
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 10 Jun 2018, 21:46

munch wrote:damon sounds a bit like the creepy old man from family guy in sorcererz
RUINED the song

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by aldamasta » 12 Jun 2018, 00:47

And I thought I couldn't be more excited for Magic City... hooray for Graham!!

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by northernmonkey » 12 Jun 2018, 12:29

Still loving Magic City, lets hope that we can hear Graham's contribution on the studio track. Out of all the songs I have heard, I think this is the most Blur like in my opinion.

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by Neal Zeal » 12 Jun 2018, 13:48

It looks like most of the songs on the new album are credited to Damon, James Ford and Remi Kabaka.
I'm not the world's biggest Gorillas fan but I thought Damon normally just wrote the songs himself?

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by metalhipslop » 12 Jun 2018, 15:00

Damon writes the songs... James Ford provides production and additional instrumentation. Remi is coproduxer and additional percussion / drum programming.
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by stephen » 12 Jun 2018, 15:18

I get the impression Damon might have a rough demo/sketch and then he has a team behind him creating the songs, more so than the process of blur.

Some of the songs aren't very Damon at all and then there's others that sound like they are trying to mimic his creativeness. I wouldn't be surprised at all if his overall work was a very small amount, i'm speculating of course but it just seems like the quality of work from after the Gorillaz first album and Blur's think tank is diluted. We know how The Magic Whip was recorded, and I remember an interview of his solo album where they said they looked through his archive of work for inspiration. Humanz doesn't sound like a Damon record at all. I don't think it's a criticism if anything it should be a praise on his earlier work that allows him to pull in so much other resources to help him with the production of songs. He's bringing out 2 albums this year and the 2 Gorillaz albums were in such a small space of time.

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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by thespider » 12 Jun 2018, 15:55

So "Humility" is the first Gorillaz single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 years. And it's one of only four Gorillaz songs to do so (Clint Eastwood #57, Feel Good Inc.#14, Dare #87).
That's awesome.

it's also reached #81 in the UK and is Gorillaz's highest charting single since Doncamatic (#37, 2010).
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by rich » 12 Jun 2018, 16:42

it's in the Billboard Hot 100 at #85...
so - better performing than Dare!
well done Damon mate...

... blur should have released (the similar) Ghost Ship as a summer single :roll: :roll:
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by munch » 14 Jun 2018, 15:42

fireflies?
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Re: GORILLAZ: The Now Now Album Thread

Post by northernmonkey » 14 Jun 2018, 16:14

Great tune, sounds like a great album closer, except it isn’t, love how it builds. Was hoping for Magic City, but this will do :)


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