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Gorillaz's third studio album is titled Plastic Beach.
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December 29, 2010 The group released its third studio album, Plastic Beach, earlier this year. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are the driving creative forces behind the cartoon-intensive group, and both are in the studio for an interview and performance of new Gorillaz tracks.
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December 14, 2010 Arcade Fire's The Suburbs was the overwhelming listener favorite, with The Black Keys, The National, Mumford and Sons and Broken Bells rounding out the Top 5. See and hear the full list.
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Gorillaz onstage at the Citadel of Damascus, with Syria's National Orchestra for Arabic Music.
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July 29, 2010 Listen as Damon Albarn and the cartoon-intensive cast of Gorillaz's new album Plastic Beach perform a historic concert with the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music.
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July 27, 2010 This is the poster for the Gorillaz performing in Damascus, Syria this week. If you think it's cool and you wish you could have been there to see the performance, stay tuned to NPR Music!
July 14, 2010 It's hard to keep your cool when life's little annoyances pile up. So channel all that rage into a kickboxing-intensive workout with these five hard-hitting, fast-paced songs. Strap on the gloves, get to the punching bag and blast the volume. It's time to get into fighting shape.
June 29, 2010 NPR listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music to date and kept the race tight. But regardless of how the votes fell, it was an exciting chance to pause and look back on what an incredible year it's been for music, to rediscover our favorites, and to spend time with some of the albums and artists we missed.
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March 1, 2010 The latest album by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and comic-book artist Jamie Hewlett is yet another well-crafted and dance-friendly set of glitchy club beats and hip-hop grooves.
June 28, 2005 In its videos and promotional art, Gorillaz is a band of cartoon characters. In real life, the music is the work of Damon Albarn, who is also part of the real-life British band Blur. Albarn has just released a second Gorillaz album, Demon Days. Tom Moon has a review.
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April 6, 2005 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Tom Moon, Meredith Ochs and Will Hermes with special guest Joe Levy, managing deputy editor at Rolling Stone magazine about the most anticipated releases for Spring 2005. Hear sneak previews from the Wallflowers, Robert Plant, Sleater-Kinney and more.
April 2, 2002 The Gorillaz' debut album sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and the group was nominated for MTV awards, Brit awards, even a Grammy. Their recent tour sold out premier venues in North America. Not bad for a bunch of cartoon characters. NPR's Susan Stone goes behind the curtain, Tuesday on All Things Considered.
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