Album of the Day
D-Sides (Special Edition)
A collaboration between former Blur frontman Damon Albarn and graphic artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz are undoubtedly the most successful virtual band in history. Second album DEMON DAYS debuted at the top of the chart in the group's native U.K. and went on to sell more than 8 million copies worldwide, and it's a testament to the creativity of this rotating cast of musicians that the accompanying D-SIDES compilation is also outstanding. The 2007 double-disc set gathers B-sides, bonus tracks, remixes and unreleased recordings from the DEMON sessions, and the varied selection suits the eclectic Gorillaz mix of alternative rock, dub, hip-hop and electronica perfectly. Such superb songs as “68 State,” “Hong Kong” and “Stop The Dams” ensure that D-SIDES can stand alone as an album essential for fans and inviting for new listeners as well.