November 28th, 2010

Plastic Beach in year-end lists: #7 best album Q, #26 best album Mojo

As we near the end of the year many publications have or will soon be publishing 'best of' 2010 lists. Please do send in any significant ones that you find and we'll try and do roundups periodically.

British music mag Q places Plastic Beach as its #7 album of the year in its current issue (they awareded it 5 stars on release), and fellow UK mag Mojo places it at #26 (they awarded it 3 stars on release).


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Gorillaz to play Personal Fest in Argentina?

laundromatlock was the first to write in:-

So yeah, it's been heavily rumoured about this.

A new version of the Personal Fest will be set in february 2011, days 25, 26 & 27. There is an already speculated setlist, which includes The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Gorillaz, Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Marina and the Diamonds, LCD Soundsystem and Paramore.

Source: http://potq.cl/2010/11/27/personal-fest-2011-traeria-un-cartel-de-temer-en-argentina/

I'll keep my expectations as low as I can, but since that person in the Gorillaz camp said that they will play more festivals
[Gorillaz-Unofficial's note: see previous news item here], it could happen."


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Report from invite-only show in Paris on 24th November, to air on tv 4th Dec, new Murdoc intro

arthur.denouveaux writes:-

"On the 24th of November, gorillaz played a private show in Paris to commemorate the 20th birthday of the french TV show La Musicale. For the occasion a boat had been built to be used as a stage.T he show lasted more than an hour, and was played in front of roughly 1000 guests. Guests included De La Soul, Daley, Kano, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack."

An anonymous person also posts in the comments to a previous news item:-

"I was at "La Musicale de Canal+" yesterday. Cameras and phones were confiscated from the audience. Jamie Hewlett has supervised an exclusive decor for the show : a huge boat with false turrets, nuclear warheads, color-changing portholes and a lighthouse next to this special stage. No interviews (at least in front of us) but a wonderful concert with the best sound I've ever heard in a live Gorillaz capture (the bass was down and we could listen to every little string or cymbal : just perfect). There was a special intro by Murdoc in 3D driving in Paris in a little car with a french moustache, a beret and some french language in his mouth (you can clearly think that Canal+ is more generous than EMI ^^). A "to record by any means" show"

Tracks played (not necessarily all will be broadcast):- Murdoc La Musicale Intro / Orchestral Intro / Welcome To The World Of The Plastic Beach / Last Living Souls / Stylo / On Melancholy Hill / Rhinestone Eyes / Superfast Jellyfish / Tomorrow Comes Today / Empire Ants / Broken / Dirty Harry / Doncamatic / El Manana / White Flag (with intro / interlude as usual) / To Binge / Glitter Freeze / Plastic Beach // Cloud Of Unknowing / Feel Good Inc / Clint Eastwood

The Murdoc ident can be viewed at this link:- http://www.canalplus.fr/c-divertissement/pid3535-c-la-musicale.html.

Some pictures from the show and of the special set:- 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

The program will be broadcasted on Canal+ in France on December 4th.


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