Gorillaz – The Singles Collection 2001-2011 (2011/2014) [Mora FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Gorillaz – The Singles Collection 2001-2011 (2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:02 minutes | 637 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: mora.jp | Front Cover | © Parlophone UK

“The Singles Collection: 2001–2011” is a compilation album by British virtual band Gorillaz. The album is a collection of the group’s singles released between 2001 and 2011.

It is no great surprise that a group designed as a concept would eventually specialize in concept albums, so when Gorillaz abandoned the giddiness that fueled their 2001 debut in favor of dense dystopian dance-rock operas, it seemed logical and the transition was eased by Albarn’s cunning knack for sharp crossover singles. Released in 2011, The Singles Collection 2001-2011 rounds up 15 of those singles – including remixes of early hits “Clint Eastwood” and “19/2000” and “Doncamatic,” which was added to later pressings of 2010’s Plastic Beach, but nothing from their iPad-recorded 2010 detour The Fall – and they make for an impressively consistent body of work, with Gorillaz finding many variations within their blend of Brit-pop, hip-hop, dance, and rock. In this context, it is clear that the three singles pulled from Plastic Beach – “Stylo,” “Superfast Jellyfish,” “On Melancholy Hill” – didn’t reach the same heights as those from Gorillaz and Demon Days because they were cobbled by a certain dourness – a quality lacking from the singles from the similarly pessimistic Demon Days and from “Doncamatic” – yet they don’t offer a sour coda on this Singles Collection; instead, they indicate the complexity of this cartoon pop group, which means this compilation isn’t merely a good collection of hits, it’s a fine introduction to the multifaceted pleasures of Gorillaz.

01 – Tomorrow Comes Today
02 – Clint Eastwood [feat. Del the Funky Homosapien]
03 – 19-2000
04 – Rock the House [feat. Del the Funky Homosapien]
05 – Feel Good Inc. (Single Edit) [feat. De La Soul]
06 – DARE (Radio Edit) [feat. Shaun Ryder]
07 – Dirty Harry (Single Edit)
08 – Kids With Guns [feat. Neneh Cherry]
09 – El Mañana
10 – Stylo (Radio Edit) [feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack]
11 – Superfast Jellyfish [feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul]
12 – On Melancholy Hill (Radio Edit)
13 – Doncamatic [feat. Daley]
14 – Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Refix) [Edit]
15 – 19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)