Wednesday, November 03, 2010


Song: Doncamatic
Artist: Gorillaz
Album: Doncamatic - Single

After the go-for-broke and totally gonzo "Demon Days," it was hard not to be a little disappointed with this years follow-up "Plastic Beach."  There was a lot I liked on it, and certainly had more ideas and production excellence than many a release this year... and yet holding themselves up to their own material, it fell a touch short.

This was seemingly reflected in the lack of successful singles form the album.  Not that the album, or the project is considered a failure, but "Stylo," "On Melancholy Hill," and "Rhinestone Eyes" all couldn't stand up against past singles (and super hits)  "Feel Good, Inc." "DARE," & "Dirty Harry."

So it might come as no surprise that Gorillaz have released a new single of a track that isn't on "Plastic Beach," entitled "Doncamatic" featuring Manchester singer Daley.  I didn't think much of it upon a first couple listens (thought it was a b-side or something) but have really started to dig it.  It almost doesn't even sound like the band possibly because of Daley (and I think actually might have felt out of place on "Beach") but this is a noteworthy track anyhow.  Take a listen.



Melencholy Hill

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