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  • Summary: The animated band returns after a seven year absence with a studio album featuring guest appearances from Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, D.R.A.M., Del La Soul, Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Popcaan, Jamie Principle, Pusha T, Mavis Staples,The animated band returns after a seven year absence with a studio album featuring guest appearances from Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, D.R.A.M., Del La Soul, Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Popcaan, Jamie Principle, Pusha T, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, and Kali Uchis. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Apr 28, 2017
    85
    The result: the most vibrant, consistently engaging Gorillaz album yet.
  2. 80
    Though by no means as complete and satisfying as Demon Days or Plastic Beach, there are enough intriguing moments to make Humanz a worthy addition to Gorillaz’s cartoon universe.
  3. Apr 28, 2017
    80
    From the hyperactive ‘Momentz’, which sees De La Soul returning to the fold once more, to the creepy, intense Grace Jones-featuring ‘Charger’, Humanz is by far the weirdest Gorillaz album ever released, and a struggle to get through in one sitting. There’s a certain cohesion here though, largely focused around dissatisfaction and rallying together.
  4. Apr 28, 2017
    75
    Amid a series of electronic soundscapes that incorporate club, dance hall, R&B and hip-hop rhythms and textures, Albarn packs the album with songs that speak to the instability of uncertain times.
  5. Apr 27, 2017
    70
    Some of the band’s unique flavor still remains, as in the collaboration between Albarn, Pusha T, and Mavis Staples on “Let Me Out,” an unlikely match that wonderfully locks together. But without a unified sound or story to focus on, the album sometimes falls into the modern sinkhole of too many options presented at once.
  6. Apr 26, 2017
    70
    Humanz is good, because Gorillaz are good, and it distinguishes itself by probably being the band’s most party-orientated record, which is great. But ultimately it feel like Gorillaz are now more curators than provocateurs, locked into a classy, comfortable groove.
  7. Apr 27, 2017
    60
    Humanz falters not when its concept runs thin, but when Albarn and his cavalcade of co-conspirators begin to run out of the meaty hooks that have defined Gorillaz's best work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 72
  2. Negative: 7 out of 72
  1. Apr 28, 2017
    10
    Meus amigos... É assim que se faz um LP! São 26 faixas maravilhosas incluindo alguns interlúdios. Muitas participações especiais, músicasMeus amigos... É assim que se faz um LP! São 26 faixas maravilhosas incluindo alguns interlúdios. Muitas participações especiais, músicas futuristas. Muito SOUL, HIP HOP, ROCK... EU amo o Gorillaz!
    As melhores faixas para mim são: Ascension, Saturn Barz, We Got the Power, Andromeda, The Non-conformist Oath (Interlude), Momentz, Busted and Blue, Let me Out, Sex Murder Party, She´s my Collar, Hallelujah Money, New World (Interlude), The Apprentice, Halfway to the Halfway House, Ticker Tape.
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  2. Apr 30, 2017
    10
    This has to be by far one of their best albums. Some people might disagree but im sure those are the people that has heard this album onlyThis has to be by far one of their best albums. Some people might disagree but im sure those are the people that has heard this album only once. Listening a second time will have you hooked. Busted and Blue, Charger, She's my collar and Momentz is by far my favorite tracks in this album and they're also some of my favorite tracks from all of Gorillaz work Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2018
    9
    After brake Gorillaz are back with again totally different album and it's so much cool.
  4. May 23, 2017
    7
    Humanz has a certain kind of originality and exciting freshness, but looking at it as a whole it's a quite inconsistent album. The tracksHumanz has a certain kind of originality and exciting freshness, but looking at it as a whole it's a quite inconsistent album. The tracks don't have a nice flow and some of them clearly stand out, while a few are just straight disappointing. Some of my favourites: Ascension, Saturnz Barz, Let Me Out and Hallelujah Money. It's not the best from Gorillaz, which is a shame, since we are used to getting some amazing albums from the "band", but Humanz falls short from greatness, it's just simply a good, solid record, Expand
  5. Apr 30, 2017
    7
    I really wasn't a fan of the singles leading up to this so I thought I would hate the album (like everybody else by the looks of it),I really wasn't a fan of the singles leading up to this so I thought I would hate the album (like everybody else by the looks of it), especially considering I don't particularly like long albums. However, I actually found myself having a lot of fun with this and I don't really understand the amount of hate its getting Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2017
    5
    I'll give some backstory to why I think this. So I have been a Gorillaz fan for a LONG time, and I've been waiting for this album for years. II'll give some backstory to why I think this. So I have been a Gorillaz fan for a LONG time, and I've been waiting for this album for years. I feel cheated. All the years waiting for a new Gorillaz album, and it's more like a Damon Albarn solo project and he brought all his friends to sing for him. A lot of people will make the semi-valid claim of "Well you shouldn't expect their sound to not change". That's not what this is really about. It's mostly that there's no Gorillaz here, you know? It's not made like the members of the band made the music. Like I said before there's not really any singing from Albarn (or 2D).

    I do have an actual review. I think the political lyrics ( while not particularly good) are nice. The instrumentals are alright and most of the featured artist aren't all that bad. Some critics have likened it to Drake's 'More Life' in structure, with it being a similarly disjointed "playlist". I don't really mind it. It's not a bad or good attribute.

    It's a case of unfulfilled promises. I was promised a Gorillaz album, but that I did not get. I think if you didn't go through the new album hype-cycle then you should be able to like the album more than I do. It's a decent electronica album.
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  7. May 31, 2017
    0
    Humanz is, in my opinion, quite disappointing. I am a very big gorillaz fan, and this has left me kind of sad. I was very excited for thisHumanz is, in my opinion, quite disappointing. I am a very big gorillaz fan, and this has left me kind of sad. I was very excited for this album, because all of the singles that were released before the album were fantastic. I heard those songs and felt like I was listening to Gorillaz. Unfortunately, I can't say that for the rest of this album. All gorillaz albums usually have that charm, that weird vibe to them that perfectly coincides with the characters of the band. This album does not have that charm. When I listen to it I don't hear Murdoc, 2D, Noodle, and Russell, I hear collaborators. Gorillaz has collaborated in the past and it's been great, but this doesn't feel like a collab between gorillaz and the other artists, it just feels like a song from that artist with some synths in the back. I don't think this album is all bad, songs like busted and blue really feel like gorillaz, but most of the album doesn't. Expand

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