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By Bill Chenevert
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Gorillaz

Plastic Beach

(Virgin)

Sounds Like: The super group’s long-awaited follow-up to Demon Days is solid but not a revelation. Guests like Snoop, Mos, and Lou Reed help out.

Free Association: Nobody does singing hip-hop cartoons quite like they do.

For Fans Of: Handsome Boy Modeling School, Dr. Octogon, Blur.

 


Broken Bells

Broken Bells

(Columbia)

Sounds Like: Shins frontman James Mercer and Danger Mouse make a stylized Shins record with a bit more variety, atypical rhythms and instrumentation.

Free Association: Not sure leaving your boys in Portland was such a good idea, James.

For Fans Of: Shins, Harlem Shakes, druggy AC Newman.

 


 

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