Top 10 of 2017
#1 Gorillaz, "Humanz"
I said it once, I've said it twice, and probably no less than 1,000 times in total: Gorillaz' "Humanz" is without doubt the best album of 2017. I seriously can not stop listening to this album! I listen to it in the morning to get hyped up, I put it on as ambient noise when I study for school, I humm to it while I work, I play it when Im working out, I let it spin when Im fiddling around the house, I jam it when Im in the shower, and when Im not listening to it I can hear it resounding in my head!
If it had to be described in one word: Flawless. It is so incredibly difficult in today's world to find records produced in this meticulous manner that still come out sounding as effortlessly natural and vivacious as "Humanz".
Albarn made an album that hits 110% A++ in style, grandeur, technique, production, and conceptual thesis & relevance with a sense of contemporaneous subject matter. This is truly an album that has something for everyone. With an over saturation of radio-played pop music, "Humanz" may have been slightly overlooked due to the mess of monetary involvement in the industry, but it kind of gets its credentials from that. Gorillaz is still an enigmatic indie concept (maybe more now than ever) that blatantly defies industry bureaucracy by proving itself the old fashioned way: by being the best in it's artform regardless, and then rubbing it in their faces. Every album should be capable of sounding this great, yet none of them do, and that's why it has to be this year's #1 album. An album by a fake band, mocking pretty much everything about music. They've mocked their way to the tip-top. Monkey see, monkey do.
It is a simple yet avant-garde statement that's right under your nose made with this album:
Listen to: THE ENTIRE ALBUM OVER AND OVER AND OVER!
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