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http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/1a218d689469bb6265b52e1adc0166620ae4f0a5.jpeg Dr Dee

Damon Albarn

Dr Dee

Virgin
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May 23, 2012

On this solo joint, the ever-adventuring Gorillaz and Blur frontman gets together with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Nigerian drummer Tony Allen for an operatic salute to mysterious Elizabethan alchemist John Dee. An ambitious and unexpected move, sure, but the mix of period strings, vocal choruses and West African percussion (plus Albarn's gloomy score) makes for a dense term paper.

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