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We're back and we're finally doing it! We're finally getting around to listing our top 20 albums of the year...so far. First we list our individual lists then try to come to a consensus top 20; it's a great mix of big name, established acts and a whole lot of left field wild cards, so check it out and let us know what would've made your list.
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January had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Sampha, Japandroids, Run the Jewels, and Ryan Adams, and it also featured some interesting trailers for Wilson, I Am Not Your Negro, and the Lost City of Z. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
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March had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Minus The Bear, Drake and the Gorillaz, and it also featured some interesting trailers for IT, Justice League, and War for the Planet of the Apes. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
Humanz was my very first Gorillaz album and it left me as confused and mystified by them as I was before. Genre wise it is literally impossible to classify the album. It felt like they took the parts they liked from each genre and tried to put them together to create one product. It made for an interesting listen and when it worked, it really worked. But that was only about 50% of the time.
There are some folksy moments on the album but for the most part it all has a heavy funk flavor to it and paired with their smooth synths and soft melodies, it makes for some the Gorillaz's most unassuming and non-threatening music yet.