Full disclosure: I have never been a huge Blur fan, and I only casually listened to the first two Gorillaz records. I didn't dislike them, but I also wouldn't consider either album essential listening. And, I love to watch musicians, so the idea of watching their animated set at Coachella isn't a real high priority for me.
I am, however, happy that they have added Mos Def to the mix for this latest record. His presence alone makes me like 'Plastic Beach' better than its predecessors.
* 'Sweepstakes' MP3