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|3.5 great||lorde of cinder | April 22nd 17|
are they meant to look like Pete Doherty, Bjork, Cee Lo Green and Liam Gallagher? or what
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|2.0 poor||DoofusWainwright CONTRIBUTOR | April 28th 17|
humanz hiding behind cartoonz writing hitz for the kidz that are weakz as all fukkz
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|4.5 superb||Ian (Storm) | March 30th 17|
shut up sinternet shut uprshut up sinternet shut uprshut up sinternet shut up
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|1.0 awful||EvilEyez | April 28th 17|
This is the album for the baby child of the ear not atchuned to the sound of the metal or the
addult cotempry purepop yet. As a album for the music teething baby humanz it get pos mark but
I as EvilEyez am no longer the tit sucker baby (I wish!). I rate as the EvilEyez (adult EvilEyez) so
this get a 1/5 today.
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|2.5 average||Ben Kuettel STAFF | April 25th 17|
The biggest problem with Humanz lies in how underdeveloped so much of the material sounds. Half-baked trip-hop ideas aplenty, and too many of the songs fly by, hardly leaving much of an impression. "Ascension" and "Carnival" are listenable, but don't really go anywhere beyond what you hear in their first 15-30 seconds. "Charger" is good and sees an appropriate use of a collaboration, and "Busted and Blue" is slower and more atmospheric than the rest, an album highlight, along with the banger "Andromeda." Unfortunately though, most of the tracks lack enough interesting elements that made much of their first three albums so rewarding to listen to. There are many guest appearances, which makes the underwhelming nature of this even more disappointing. Some of them are even the worst and most grating moments of the album, like the screeching vocals in "Momentz" and Danny Brown's appearance in "Submission." I've never been a fan of breaking up an average length album like Humanz (40-50 minutes) with a 10 second interlude every two songs, and the real songs being short much of the time all makes for a pretty underwhelming experience. Still, there is some enjoyable sounds throughout, especially the deluxe bonus tracks. You just have to get past a good amount of filler and interludes to find them.
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|3.0 good||cor22222 | April 21st 17|
So funny fact how can be a little Gorillaz in Gorillaz album. The biggest disappointed in this year for now.
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|2.5 average||SputnikMusic Casual Jazz Dad | March 30th 17|
That album art is a fucking eyesore but there's a couple solid chunes here. Waaay too much filler
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|3.5 great||Jared Floryan | March 30th 17|
An aspect I've always respected English alternative project Gorillaz for is the fact each and every one of their albums brings something different to the table; the self-titled is arguably the troupe's most urban record, Demon Days has a theatrical flavor, Plastic Beach features a prominent pop sheen, and so forth. Boasting a strong R&B/soul influence, the virtual band's latest recipe titled Humanz is certainly a grower of its own. While the fifth album doesn't flow seamlessly track-to-track nor is the overarching story all that realized, this effort is still worthwhile at the end of the day, and I'm just glad Gorillaz are putting out material again. Also be sure to check out the deluxe edition, cuz songs like "The Apprentice," "Out of Body," and "Ticker Tape" should've been on the standard version tbh. Soak T H E B A T H in whilst you're ahead.
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|1.0 awful||MusicinaBox | April 28th 17|
This is painfully bad. Crappy wanna be club beats with some pretty terrible contributions from featured guests while Damon overprocesses his voice to the point that he his incomprehensible. This of course is split up by equally crappy interludes to make the track list span 20 songs. What the effin eff Gorillaz?
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|4.5 superb||sman789 | April 27th 17|
Love this. People have to see that this is Damon's project. The transition of the Gorillaz sound is totally his baby, love it or hate it. If you want new Damon sounding like old Damon, go listen to the Magic Whip (which is also great).
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|1.5 very poor||Chrost | March 28th 17|
So... if that album cover looks like Let it Be could this mean this is Gorillaz' last album?
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|1.5 very poor||BrandoRayford | April 29th 17|
Very disappointing, but I think we all knew it would be.
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|1.5 very poor||DORBUSCUS | April 24th 17|
As a fan of this band, I gotta say this has to be the SECOND most dull album they've released. Of
course the first being The Fall. The over abundance of terrible rappers on nearly every song is
seriously annoying. Popcan or whatever on the single "Saturnz Barz" is one of the worst things
I've ever heard. His auto tuned "voice" absolutely ruined an otherwise good song. Seriously
Gorillaz, you had 6 years and it seems like everyone else featured on this thing wrote and
recorded it for you! Super disappointing
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|4.0 excellent||His Whorely Eminence Supreme Godhead Lord Gypsy Owlman | April 22nd 17|
"If this is their political album it'll be shite. Sanctimonious bubble dwelling bullshit crafted by self absorbed detached arseholes. The melodies will be a hard 5 though tbh." -the same dude who literally had a mental breakdown defending gorillaz from all criticism ever when hallelujah money was dropped and people recognized it as garbage.
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|4.5 superb||BAT | April 28th 17|
it's dope ya'll just straight edge
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|2.5 average||MonotoneMop | April 28th 17|
This is the first time an album created by a group of fictional cartoon characters backed by two middle-aged british guys turns out pretty much the way you'd expect.
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|0.0 ||dreamgazing | March 26th 17|
did this leak or are yall going off the live performance
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|2.5 average||JesusCage | July 2nd 17|
Few great tracks, some ok tracks, much filler.. Musics here tend to be a bit boring and the guests are all over the place, making the record feel like a compilation album. Not impressed (2.6)
|3.0 good||MeetMeAtBarItalia | July 2nd 17|
This is somewhat of a disappointment, but I still think it got way too much shit it did not deserve. Most of the songs are well thought-out, the record is consistent from a thematic and musical standpoint, and drives home well the idea of a dance party on the verge of the Apocalypse. Frankly, it is inventive and interesting, but I just cannot stand the production for the most part. The electronics sound so thin and lifeless in my ears, and I supposed that Albarn and co. really wanted to make a record that sounded vital. So, yes, there is plenty to like here, but sonically there is definitely something lacking.
|1.5 very poor||Joran | May 15th 17|
This sounds like they have not put in any effort in there long awaiting 5th studio album. The beats being made solely from an Ipad annoys me, it sounds simple and effortless. Vocals being done 90% by others artists let's this sound like a compilation from other hip hop artists and not like a Gorillaz record.
|3.5 great||Alabaster Jones | May 4th 17|
Now more than ever does the "various artist compilation" joke ring true when made about Gorillaz. That doesn't mean Humanz is a bad album though, far from it in fact. Really it just means that Albarn needed a little help getting this thing off of the ground, and there's nothing wrong with that. The production and the thematic elements of the album hold it together decently enough despite the bevy of featured artists, and though a few of these said artists don't really add much to the songs they're on, more often than not they're pretty good. Strangely enough, the best moment on the record rests on the shoulders of a song with no feature at all, called "Busted And Blue", which stands up as one of the best Gorillaz songs in their discography. The problems with the album mainly stem from the slightly scatterbrained nature of the songwriting, with plenty of different styles that are great on their own but hold little cohesiveness when together. All in all, though, a pretty spirited and enjoyable comeback.
|4.0 excellent||GoldenGuy444 | May 3rd 17|
First half of the album is pretty great. Then the second half starts to fall off.
|2.0 poor||Vlahka | May 1st 17|
Album felt chaotic at best, a few games, but unsatisfactory as a whole. Not as bad as fall though.
|3.7 great||SowingSeason STAFF | May 1st 17|
Pitchfork actually said it best when they equated this record to a huge end-of-world celebration, where each room is a different party but there's something for everyone.
|1.5 very poor||kinderfall1 | April 30th 17|
There are two tracks worth listening to on Humanz: Saturnz Barz and Let Me Out. The former thrives off a surprisingly catchy feature from Popcaan while the latter is given life by some decent vocals from Damon Albarn and a pretty energetic performance from Pusha T. Other than that, the latest Gorillaz album is a barren wasteland of disappointing features, boring production, and loose ends. There is undoubtedly room for a group like Gorillaz in 2017; the success of goofy, eccentric hip hop artists such as Lil Yachty and Young Thug are a clear indication of that. But don't bullshit us Albarn, you can't just throw cartoon characters on the cover of a demo tape and expect us to buy it.
|3.0 good||Drew-Shrooms | April 29th 17|
I find it watered down with features. Humanz includes Busted and Blue being the only track other than the interludes
without a feature and by far the best track here. some features are notable, others are just highly cringe worthy. overall a
decent release. the second half certainly surpasses the first.
|3.0 good||ian | April 28th 17|
just needs a "Fisher Price: My First Trip-Hop Record" sticker on the front
|3.0 good||Spiral Skies | April 28th 17|
There's some great cuts, some meh ones, and too many collaborations lending to a cluttered and underwhelming experience. Needs more sonic experimentation and trip hop textures / instrumentation from the previous two. Check out the bonus tracks, they're gems.
|2.0 poor||DIMS | April 28th 17|
my biggest problem with this album is that pretty much every track doesn't feel like a gorillaz one. they lack identity. however, even if they had their identity well defined, the album would have been just average, anyway. the concept is tepid, the lyrics don't really connect that well with each other, the runtime is way too long, some of the guests don't do anything special to justify their presence and even the production feels lazy more often that not. it's sort on standouts as well. it has a couple of good songs, but where are the great ones like we had on previous albums? 2+
|3.0 good||KrunkChicken | April 28th 17|
This honestly is not a bad record. In no way is it earth-shattering, but it feels like a collaboration album between Albarn and a variety of other artists. This seems to be what they were going for. The album provides an outlet for other artists to shine all while letting Albarn further explore his skills as a collaborative producer. I'm sure it won't place too high on my year-end list, but I appreciate the output regardless.
|3.0 good||P0laris | April 28th 17|
Although it's pale in comparison to the likes of Demon Days, Plastic Beach, and their
debut, it still stands as a major improvement superseding their last record. Overall, it's a worthy
addition to their discography, and hopefully they'll only get better from here on out. Keep your fingers
Final Rating: 3/5
|3.0 good||wwf | April 28th 17|
man every time I want to raise the rating on this I can't help but think about how rterrible Charger or We Got the Power are
|3.5 great||FlipTrackz | April 25th 17|
Oh my gosh the last song shits the bed. We Got the Power was an okay song but in the context of the album, it undercuts the entire theme. Really disappointing because aside from a few drab songs, this album has a really cool concept.
|4.0 excellent||ciregno | April 24th 17|
It's an upgrade from the Fall, but it's got way too many guest appearances and not enough Damon.
The times when Damon sings, are truly the highlights. Some of the collaborators I feel don't mesh
well with the Gorillaz sounds (that Pusha T song in particular). It doesn't sound like a Gorillaz
album and more of a "Collaborator featuring Gorillaz" than anything. I also think Damon has gotten
a bit too dependent on synths for this album which I think was the biggest issue with the Fall
(too dependent on iPad). What made the first 2-3 albums so fun and appealing was the diversity of
instrumentation and vocals. Overall some solid tracks and ideas, but mostly lacking depth and
texture. Maybe it'll grow though.
EDIT: Just want to add after seeing them play these songs live, it works way way better in a live
setting. The studio versions lack that energy of the live renditions. Bummer really.
|1.5 very poor||Lucifer | August 10th 17|
|2.5 average||espnil | August 7th 17|
|2.0 poor||BoJean | August 3rd 17|
|3.5 great||Log S. | July 14th 17|
|3.5 great||WesCH1 | July 10th 17|
|1.5 very poor||Hyndez | June 30th 17|
|3.0 good||Chris | June 27th 17|
|3.5 great||bordje | June 19th 17|
|3.0 good||Jamie | June 18th 17|
|1.5 very poor||hal1ax | June 16th 17|
|3.0 good||gordy | June 7th 17|
|2.5 average||thawey | June 4th 17|
|2.5 average||D.R. | May 23rd 17|
|2.0 poor||fox | May 18th 17|
|1.5 very poor||Jed K. | May 14th 17|
|5.0 classic||zoso33 | May 11th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Jackus | May 9th 17|
|2.5 average||Mede | May 8th 17|
|3.5 great||Benj | May 7th 17|
|2.5 average||griff | May 2nd 17|
|3.5 great||hebbe | May 2nd 17|
|3.5 great||Aaron | May 1st 17|
|3.0 good||JJKeys | April 30th 17|
|3.5 great||ZBJE | April 30th 17|
|2.5 average||Amelia | April 30th 17|
|3.0 good||boff | April 30th 17|
|1.5 very poor||gnombyX | April 30th 17|
|2.5 average||Raust | April 30th 17|
|3.0 good||ninja | April 29th 17|
|2.5 average||ziroth | April 29th 17|
|4.5 superb||asaf | April 29th 17|
|2.5 average||James | April 28th 17|
|3.5 great||Beerus | April 28th 17|
|2.5 average||Fujay | April 28th 17|
|3.0 good||Aaron | April 28th 17|
|4.0 excellent||M1CH03L | April 28th 17|
|3.5 great||Mungo | April 28th 17|
|3.5 great||rigma | April 28th 17|
|5.0 classic||jaspvr | April 27th 17|
|1.0 awful||fdrc | April 27th 17|
|3.0 good||Nrap | April 26th 17|
|3.0 good||JJW | April 24th 17|
|2.5 average||Raz | April 22nd 17|
|3.5 great||Tim00w | April 21st 17|
|3.5 great||Nux | March 30th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Jacket | March 27th 17|
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