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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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Nostalgia and Hip-Hop Entice Audiences to Meadows Music Festival

Gorillaz, M.I.A., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, LL Cool J and De La Soul were amongst the many acts that drew a crowd to Citi Field.

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The Meadows Festival to Bring Gorillaz, M.I.A., Run the Jewels and More to NYC

The Meadows Festival returns to NYC to close out the summer festival season (September 15-17) with a lineup that gravitates towards hip-hop.

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Gorillaz - "Strobelite" (Singles Going Steady)

In terms of Humanz, it's one of the best tracks as Peven Everett questions our hard-heartedness and inability to come together as a society.

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Gorillaz: Humanz

Gorillaz return with their fifth album, Humanz, their most chaotic release yet.

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The Fall: Sub-Lingual Tablet

Long in the tooth but not without vitality, Mark E. Smith and the Fall are predictable, but satisfactory, on their new album

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Various Artists: Now That’s What I Call British

The long-running Now series has a go at crafting a selection of contemporary British pop's leading lights for an American audience. And then it sticks Radiohead's "Creep" near the front of it.

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Rocket Juice & the Moon: Rocket Juice & the Moon

This debut showing from the team-up of Damon Albarn, Flea, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen is surprisingly unambitious but solid and fun.

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Gorillaz: The Singles Collection 2001-2011

Tracklist-wise, The Singles Collection 2001-2011 may as well have been constructed by Wikipedia.

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The Year In Music: July 2010

July 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of new releases, high-profile concerts, and TV specials.

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Erland & The Carnival: Trouble in Mind EP

Erland Cooper teams up with musicians associated with the Verve, Gorillaz, and Paul McCartney's the Fireman, to produce something... different.

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Gorillaz Perform Live on Letterman

Gorillaz warm-up for their tour with an appearance on new series.

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Gorillaz Play Live Session on KCRW

Morning Becomes Eclectic hosts the band during a stop in L.A.

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A Cold Day in Springtime... Damon Albarn Is My Hero

In a weekend where Gorillaz closed out Coachella and Blur released its first single in a decade, one man swoons over the force at the center of it all.

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Strictly Global: A Source for Music Videos on Broadcast TV

The kind of show you wished MTV would make.

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Monkey: Journey to the West

A musical, circus stage show based on a 16th century Chinese novel about a monkey who dreamed of being a god? Damon Albarn must have something to do with it. But stripped of the fancy visuals, the music is left wanting.

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Bit of a Blur by Alex James

Blur was one of the biggest bands of the 1990s, a fact that everyone in the world was keenly aware of unless you lived in the United States.

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Gorillaz: D-Sides

What's so odd and peculiar about this album is simply how this set of song sketches and rejected ideas not only rivals its parent album in terms of quality, but, in many ways, it absolutely surpasses it.

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Gorillaz

One demonic day and another in clear color...

Doug Levy
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Gorillaz: Demon Days

Demon Days surpasses Gorillaz' debut in every conceivable way -- It's not just Damon's Wild Ride anymore.

Mike Schiller
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Gorillaz: G-Sides

Marshall Bowden
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Gorillaz

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