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The FallThe fervor that made 2010's Plastic Beach worthwhile is largely absent on The Fall, a follow-up recorded on frontman Damon...The FallPopThe fervor that made 2010's Plastic Beach worthwhile is largely absent on The Fall, a follow-up recorded on frontman Damon...2011-04-27
Gorillaz, Damon Albarn | PLANET OF THE APE Damon Albarn of Gorillaz

PLANET OF THE APE Damon Albarn of Gorillaz (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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The Fall

Genre: Pop; Status: In Season; Music Label: Capitol

The fervor that made 2010’s Plastic Beach worthwhile is largely absent on The Fall, a follow-up recorded on frontman Damon Albarn’s iPad 1 during the band’s recent tour. The vocals are hollow and the musicality limited and lethargic; Albarn would’ve benefited greatly from the next-gen iPad’s GarageBand app. There are a few moments of brilliance, like Bobby Womack’s spirited crooning on ”Bobby in Phoenix.” Hopefully that energy will spill into their next effort — in a studio. B?

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Originally posted April 27 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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