Album // May 4, 2017

Humanz is an energetic kaleidoscope of electronic, hip-hop and rock, but the band’s detached persona–purposeful as it may be–drains any cohesion the giant, star-studded tracklist may have had. Vince Staples, Popcaan, and Pusha T fuel a lot of the excitement, but they don’t necessarily do much to highlight Gorillaz’s specific contributions. Pair that with some of the more experimental sounds that don’t quite hit, and Humanz seems to offer everything but a human connection.