Damon Albarn is a genius. I really don’t think there’s much doubt about that (or at least I hope there isn’t).
However, at the start of Lonely Press Play, the second release from his long awaited debut album Everyday Robots, I was worried that he was, once again, going to purposefully make his music less listenable by adding in unnecessary bleeps and beeps.
The first track that was released, also called Everyday Robots, was, for me, a bit like a lot of Thom Yorke’s recent output – just a bit too weird. And I thought that Lonely Press Play might suffer the same fate.
But then, it didn’t. It’s just, well, beautiful.