The new Gorillaz album leaked.

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I have it.

YSI in a few.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 9 April 2005 04:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Awesome. While I'm waiting for it to download, what's your take? And how is the Dennis Hopper track?

Telephonething, Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I've yet to listen to it. Going to listen to it tonight.

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thank you, I needed this.

Im on track 4 now. "Intro" is the same bit of music that plays as the current web site's intro music. "Last Living Souls" sounds fantastic on the first listen. Like the singles, it sounds like a bit of a mish mash of seperate songs. The third track is incomplete and cuts off after 19 seconds. Track 9 seems to be missing entirely.

jason., Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So best. Thanks for YSI'ing it.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thanks- the album (and the all-important Hopper spoken-word track) are just as good as I'd hoped.

Telephonething, Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

DARE = future single of the year candidate.

Seriously, this record is like "Modern Life is Rubbish" to the debut's "Leisure" in terms of quality.

jason., Saturday, 9 April 2005 05:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I heard Hopper got in a fight w ryan pfork.

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Saturday, 9 April 2005 07:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

FUCK! I was so close to going to sleep... after listening to Dirty Harry, like, 5 times. Then this. Urgh.

PS. Thank you x 12.5

Will M. (Will M.), Saturday, 9 April 2005 07:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

thanks for the ysi! awesome. will listen later...

willem (willem), Saturday, 9 April 2005 09:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You are so the freakin' man right now. Does 'Last Living Souls' remind anyone else of Madness' 'It Must Be Love'?

Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (Barima), Saturday, 9 April 2005 11:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

re-up someone please!!!

thank you.

NORTH, Saturday, 9 April 2005 19:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Second that re-up.
Yer mama thanks you.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink


The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yer mama is very proud.

Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

thank you ever so much.

NORTH, Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Lingbertt, Saturday, 9 April 2005 20:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Somebody please re-up this thing yet again.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 10 April 2005 13:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

a re-up would be much diiiirely appreciated. also--release date??


Cavebaby Jesus, Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and a reason why i should download this might be nice

rizzx (rizzx), Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink


kephm, Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know how to rig my Winamp to play files encoded at 48kHz instead of 44.1kHz? I had to convert these to even hear them.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Sunday, 10 April 2005 15:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Are you running the most recent version? I (finally) updated mine a few weeks ago, and had no trouble at all with these files...

Telephonething, Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Another link courtesy of the good dr.:

jason., Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink


I'm running 5.08, but I imagine one my output plugins probably messed up some of the default settings.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Sunday, 10 April 2005 17:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No sign of Del, Kid Koala, or Miho. But I like it after first listen.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Sunday, 10 April 2005 20:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

can someone do it again, please?

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 10 April 2005 20:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Sunday, 10 April 2005 21:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

pretty plz

NiftyGuy, Sunday, 10 April 2005 21:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

with cherry on top.

brilliant young and angsty (thatguy), Sunday, 10 April 2005 22:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Unless the sadly truncated "Kids With Guns" is really phenomenal, "O Green World" is the best song here by a long shot. Not to impugn the rest of the record, which is far better than it had any right to be. I'm actually kind of disappointed by Doom's rapping for once; he did much better on the Daedelus album a month or so ago.

Telephonething, Sunday, 10 April 2005 23:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought "O Green World" was one of the weaker ones. Seemed a little under-developed on first listen. Its growing on me anyways. Personal favorites right now are probably "Every Planet We Reach Is Dead," "DARE," and the last 2 tracks. Like I said, huge improvement over the debut, which was like 2/3s filler.

Can someone ysi the Doom track? Mine didn't come with it.

jason., Sunday, 10 April 2005 23:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

coming right up...

Simon H. (Simon H.), Monday, 11 April 2005 00:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the other links maxed their bandwidth, is there any way i could get another link? or someone could re-upload? that would be great, thanks.

NiftyGuy, Monday, 11 April 2005 02:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

so does this have the full version of "kids with guns" or just the crappy 20 seconds?

Aerodynamic (Aerodynamic), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

er... Blurillaz!

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Monday, 11 April 2005 14:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The hights of this record aren't as high, nothing quite as good as 19/2001, 5/4, or Clint Eastwood. But it's much more consistant than the last record. I'm hoping Kids with Guns will be great and 5/4-ish. Has anyone got that full song? Want to gmail it?

Getting to hear a better quality version of Dirty Harry has made the pisspoor quality of the rap a lot more obvious.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

some1 reup.

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

er... Blurillaz!

I can't believe it took so long before someone posted that.

Leon WK (Ex Leon), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I keep missing out on the yousendits.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 11 April 2005 18:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

kids with guns:

jason., Wednesday, 13 April 2005 18:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

You are so the freakin' man right now. Does 'Last Living Souls' remind anyone else of Madness' 'It Must Be Love'?
-- Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (b4rim4_...), April 9th, 2005.
don't u mean Labi Saffire's "It must Be Love" ?

coyleboy, Thursday, 14 April 2005 06:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i am rather tempted ..

but i'm waiting till the proper product drops.

i like the tension and the build up.

glad to see its getting some fine responses though ..

mark e (mark e), Thursday, 14 April 2005 07:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Thank you, jason. Kids With Guns turned out to be one of my more favorite tracks now that I've heard the whole thing.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Thursday, 14 April 2005 13:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

don't u mean Labi Saffire's "It must Be Love" ?

Can you YSI it? Gmail? Pigeon carrier? Sublimate?

Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (Barima), Thursday, 14 April 2005 14:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of Gorillaz switching producers every time, and becoming Damon's producer subsidy project.

Gorillaz had to have raked in a lot of cash for the automator, and I bet this one will do the same for Dangermouse.

Matt Boch (Matt Boch), Monday, 18 April 2005 19:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Is Damon really the head honcho in all this? Even the songs that don't have his vocals?

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Monday, 18 April 2005 21:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oops i posted on the wrong thread

plastic beach is so good! i need the biggest late pass ever

gonna go get stoned and listen to rhinestone eyes x10

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Friday, 24 August 2012 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink


Mordy, Friday, 24 August 2012 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah damn this is really good, i never paid that much attn to the gorillaz

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 24 August 2012 20:58 (four years ago) Permalink

rhinestone eyes is so brilliant. is it a send-up of/tribute to vacant-sounding club tracks from the early 80s? lyrically too. those few and far between times when he actually sings for a few notes in between the talky bits are really thrilling.

probably listened to it 20 times today. my mom is right, i need to start paying attn to what's going on in the world

the most astonishing writer on ilx (roxymuzak), Friday, 24 August 2012 22:00 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

literally can't stop myself from dancing at the bus stop when empire ants goes big

(♥___♥) (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 October 2012 04:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Remember when Damon Albarn hired half of The Clash for his touring band and gave them precisely nothing to do? That was pretty funny.

Everything You Like Sucks, Friday, 26 October 2012 05:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Lol! he just likes to hang out with people sometimes I think.

(♥___♥) (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 October 2012 14:51 (four years ago) Permalink

when I saw them on snl with that lineup I remember thinking that they were doing exactly nothing. "hired for touring band" is a little disingenuous tho cause they did play/sing/write on the album right?

(♥___♥) (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 October 2012 14:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, it's pretty much "let's tour with some interesting people in the band" for Damon's amusement, yeah?

So, has Jaime's involvement dwindled since the days of Noodle etc?

Mark G, Friday, 26 October 2012 14:55 (four years ago) Permalink


(♥___♥) (roxymuzak), Friday, 26 October 2012 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

.. and they are back ..

here is the basic non-3d, censored version of the new track.
(the 3d version on youtube is a bit naughty)

fact is i hated the recent quick release track a few weeks ago, but i am loving this.

also, looks like the record label (is it still EMI as i have lost track?) have actually invested this time in the visuals.

despite myself, i really like this.

mark e, Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

BTW : tried to start a new thread re this so many times but ILX errored no matter what i tried !

so did not expect this post to go live ..

but hey.

mark e, Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

ooh .. and remember how 'plastic beach' was all about the excess of packaging shyte, well :

"The Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set of the new Gorillaz album Humanz is presented across 14 individual pieces of different coloured 12”� vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. Each piece of vinyl features an album track, backed with an exclusive alternative version.

The box also includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book featuring exclusive Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett plus a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12”� vinyl case.

mark e, Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink


Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink


a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

destroy all bespokesters

Balðy Daudrs (contenderizer), Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

still, i really want the book.


mark e, Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

at least they're making an effort of trying to pretend it's an ongoing multimedia project with the book? that's kind of the original pitch

mh 😏, Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:11 (three months ago) Permalink

no idea re the vinyl excess groove as described as that detail was provided from someone within.

clearly not part of the usual packages available.

also, seriously not happy that the nu-era murdoc = liam

mark e, Thursday, 23 March 2017 21:22 (three months ago) Permalink

is this the all-purpose Gorillaz thread? i like all these new ones, although it's a shame Jehnny Beth is buried in the mix on We Got The Power. 'Saturnz..' is tasty.

piscesx, Friday, 31 March 2017 10:13 (three months ago) Permalink

It's amazing to think that Damon has been doing Gorillaz for nearly 20 years now.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Sadly, it is probably his best non-Blur project. It's been all a bit of a waste really

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Actually, the three or four keepers from The Good The Bad And The Queen probably surpass Gorillaz's highlights

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Slim pickings though

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I didn't rate his solo album at all, and I think I've listened to The Good, The Bad & The Queen roughly a handful of times but I keep reaching the same conclusion every time with it, and that's that it's a bit of a drab record.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I fucking love the title track, though! I always wish it could go on for a little longer.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah that and Herculean are lovely

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 31 March 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this is... not great

Mordy, Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:43 (two months ago) Permalink

i didn't like Plastic Beach much st the time but listening back i was pleasantly surprised, especially compared to the new stuff i've heard so far.

when was the last classic or even decent Albarn-affiliated album? last Blur sucked, solo album was pretty forgettable.

piscesx, Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:03 (two months ago) Permalink

i liked plastic beach & think tank

Mordy, Thursday, 27 April 2017 16:05 (two months ago) Permalink

i actually think i preferred D-sides to Plastic Beach.
as for this .. too guest heavy for me.
i have never been one for guest heavy albums.

mark e, Thursday, 27 April 2017 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Strobelite's a tuuuune.

piscesx, Thursday, 27 April 2017 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Listening to Humanz again now and it's not like its without its highlights or anything, but I can't shake the feeling that Albarn fell off after Demon Days (his last true masterpiece) and never really got it back.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:43 (one week ago) Permalink

a friend gave me a vinyl copy and it's... ok. sex murder party is really bad though.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Both this and Plastic Beach suffer from too many guests - particularly the former, which seems like an exercise in "look at who I'm working with" from front to back.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink

wasn't that always the gimmick w gorillaz? (full disclosure I have never actually listened to a gorillaz album before this one)

Οὖτις, Thursday, 13 July 2017 17:53 (one week ago) Permalink

new track, "sleeping powder", is better than anything on humanz.

the album is just too busy trying to impress with the guest list.

i watched a chunk of the demon dayz festival thing last night,
and the damon fronted tracks were absolutely fantastic,
thus making me realise what it is re humanz that i dont really like.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, but Albarn was always the boss of the project and it was his identity that was most dominant on Gorillaz and Demon Days, no matter who he was collaborating with - on Humanz, bar a couple of tracks, Albarn sounds like a guest on his own record.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink


The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:06 (one week ago) Permalink



also, the earlier albums had a lovely fat warm live band sound (albeit produced to a high standard).
a lot of the production on humanz = laptop/thin sounding.
yes, there are the modern sonic bass sounds to give it the impression of depth, but it still sounds thin to me.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, now that you mention it, there does seem to be something "cheap" sounding about portions of not only Humanz, but Plastic Beach too, which is something I could never have said about Demon Days ...

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:25 (one week ago) Permalink

it definitely started with PB,
and then hit hard on the demo album, sorry, the fall.
and now has become the new sound.
damon no longer uses certain studio crew anymore eg cass browne for drums/studio stuff (look at credits - cass was massively involved on the early material), and i think this has massively changed the sound.
watch the gig via red bull concert,
and it becomes a lot more apparent the difference in sound between the first albums/b-sides, and the new stuff.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

ps. "early albums" include the G-sides/D-sides stuff as well if you ask me.
some great tracks on those collections.

mark e, Thursday, 13 July 2017 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Turrican OTM - Demon Days is great. That and good, the bad and the queen are the last Albarn projects I rate

Paisley Window Pane (Ross), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

The Good, The Bad & The Queen has some good stuff on it - the title track, for example - but I find it a bit of a slog on the whole.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Thursday, 13 July 2017 19:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Plastic Beach is his last good album, there's plenty of great stuff on there like Stylo, Empire Ants and On Melancholy Hill, though it's not as good as Demon Days. It was the start of those cheap-sounding synths/drum machines though which were ok there but awful on Humanz.

ufo, Friday, 14 July 2017 01:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like Plastic Beach a lot, especially the songs you mention ufo. Empire Ants is the best Damon related song since the good bits on Think Tank.

kitchen person, Friday, 14 July 2017 01:52 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm listening to the debut now for the first time in years and it's really not funny how much more fresh it sounds compared to Humanz, particularly since I considered it a bit of a throwaway album back in 2001 and later merely a warm-up for Demon Days.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Friday, 14 July 2017 13:16 (one week ago) Permalink

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