Watch: Man, That Damon Albarn Really Hates ‘Glee,’ Doesn’t He?

A week after Damon Albarn revealed that there was no way he’d let the Fox musical series Glee cover Gorillaz songs, the former Blur frontman stopped by CBC Radio’s Q show to put an exclamation point on his statement. Albarn told host Jian Ghomeshi why he thought programs like Glee were harmful. When asked if he thought Glee would help expose Gorillaz songs to the masses, Albarn responded, “That’s a silly, naïve idea about how to communicate ideas,” adding that it was “a homogenization” that “will ultimately lead to emptiness.” Here’s the clip, found via ONTD.

Do you agree with Albarn about Glee?

by Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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