26 track deluxe edition brings the best of Gorillaz in years
Album to album, Gorillaz have one of the most frequently developing sounds around. Even compared to previous albums, for Gorillaz Humanz step them further out of their comfort zone than ever before.
If you’re a fan of Gorillaz, the tightly packed albums are something that can take a while to get. Tracks like ‘Hallelujah Money‘ for instance, sound pretty out their on the first few listens. This isn’t to say their sound is generally weird but it can be hard to trace back all the changes in elements between releases. In some ways newer albums are more accessible if you haven’t listened to Gorillaz before. You go in without the expectation of what you’ll hear, everything works better at face value.
The lead up to Humanz saw the release of a long list of tracks in a way that almost warned fans of the changes in advance. It left some people wondering what would be left for the album with all the singles releasing but it made the transition easier. Anyone worries about the album lacking content were unfounded too. 26 tracks packed with features you would get nowhere else. Even if it wasn’t a fantastic album it would at least be a noteworthy one. Where else would you get Carly Simon and Kali Uchis on the same track?
As you’d expect with Gorillaz Humanz needs more than a few listens to review. In the meantime, check out the full album below and let us know what you think in the comments.