Gorillaz: Song Machine Season One: Strange Timez review – playful and potent collaboration

Damon Albarn

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Damon Albarn is the melodic anchor to this pioneering album that balances concept with enjoyable

The Now Now (2018) was a type of Gorillaz albums that distributed with the hip hop-led collaborations which have typically defined this band of ink and flesh. Visitors are in full effect, although, on its follow-up: what’s billed as Season One of the band’s Music Machine concept, compiling the tracks Gorillaz have released month-to-month by way of their YouTube channel since January, plus additional helpings.

All the things that has ever been partaking about Gorillaz is present in spades here. Playfulness and conceptual ambition are all anchored by Damon Albarn’s melodic melancholy and his side-eye on the suboptimal state of issues. His Bowie fixation waxes arduous on unreleased tracks – similar to The Misplaced Chord – as nicely these already in the public domain (Aries).

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