The Good, The Bad And The Queen (Parlophone)

This collaboration among Damon Albarn, Danger Mouse, Paul Simonon (ex-Clash) and Simon Tong (ex-Verve) is getting fantastic reviews all over the place for some reason.

27th January, 2007

This collaboration among Damon Albarn, Danger Mouse, Paul Simonon (ex-Clash) and Simon Tong (ex-Verve) is getting fantastic reviews all over the place for some reason. It’s far from a complete turkey, but is ultimately wholly unremarkable.

Albarn’s world-music reinvention as a sort of British David Byrne has largely erased the memory of his sneery mid-90s persona. This may account for some of the goodwill shown to TGTB&TQ, but musically speaking, there isn’t much...

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