Put Blur's Damon Albarn in a room with the Verve's Simon Tong, Fela Kuti's drummer, Tony Allen, and the Clash's Paul Simonon and you've got a party waiting to happen, right? Wrong. Less London Calling than side five of Sandinista, The Good, The Bad & The Queen's Danger Mouse-produced debut is a dreary dump of sad sack pop blather that makes poor use of the substantial talent on hand. And you thought that Mali Music project was a disaster. Why Albarn needed to assemble this "dream team" is hard to figure - he definitely could've recorded his po-faced sighs over some stumbling thumps in his own bedroom and then dropped on some faint werping and wooshing. But then again, without the celebrity hook it would've been a hard sell.