They’re not your most conventional sort of musicians. Actually, they’re not even real, breathing people. But when Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett‘s cartoon creations do surface, the timing and roster are weighed equally in their approach.
Such is the case on the latest Gorillaz outing, Humanz, the group’s first album in seven years. Which isn’t to say Albarn’s been missing or anything. In 2015, he delivered Blur‘s eighth studio album, The Magic Whip, an unexpected treat following a 12-year hiatus. Where Albarn’s Britpop configuration was tailored for up-front dominance, Gorillaz was always a faceless operation with a few chip-toothed grin. Its members resemble some of music’s most polarizing talents: Bjork, Noel Gallagher, Cee-Lo …Read More »