It could have something to do with the corny comic book character concept or the animated videos, but it's difficult to see the Gorillaz as anything more than a contemporary version of the Archies. Similarly, they've been good for little more than a couple of pop novelty tunes thus far. Demon Days is a different story. This time the guest list joining Damon Albarn includes De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Roots Manuva, MF Doom, the Pharcyde's Bootie Brown, Shaun Ryder and Dennis Hopper. Still, it's really the added production smarts of Danger Mouse, who, given a budget for strings and choirs, transforms what could be a celebrity-stacked joke into an album of surprising musical depth and multi-layered intrigue. Hey, I bought a white label of the track Dirty Harry before I knew it was the Gorillaz. A limited-edition version comes with a bonus DVD.