The world has been waiting an awfully long time for a new full-length album from Gorillaz – we haven’t had one since 2010’s ‘The Fall’ and the 7 years since have been mostly spent wondering when the next one will arrive. It’s finally here. But does ‘Humanz’ live up to the incredible levels of hype, as well as the ridiculously high bar set by the band’s previous efforts?
Here it is, the final post of 2016 and the last of the big end of year lists – my top 20 tracks of the year 2016. While I wish I could say this list is exhaustive, I haven’t heard everything, so if there’s something not on this list that you think should be let me know, I’d love to listen to it!
Gorillaz are a ‘virtual band’ created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Tank Girl artist Jamie Hewlett, whose debut album, featuring hit singles like ‘19/2000’ and ‘Clint Eastwood’ was released back in 2001. The album was incredibly successful, blending hip-hop and rock, along with a slew of other influences, in a very original way. When the time came for a successor to the album, we were given ‘Demon Days’, which was released 10 years ago this year.