ALBUM REVIEW: Gorillaz – Cracker Island | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 24.02.23






Gorillaz are back with their eighth studio album, this time exploring the fictional land of Cracker Island. Similar in style to previous offerings, their electronic, synth heavy tunes combine funk, folk, dance and world music.

Gorillaz tracks stand side by side with the usual collaborations, including a futuristic duet with Stevie Nicks. New Gold blends the psychedelic vocals of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker with the funky couplets of rapper Booty Brown, whilst the Spanish rhythms of Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny on Tormenta are infectious. Final track Possession Island is a beautifully delicate track; gentle finger picking, melodic piano riffs, strings and harmonies with Beck bring the album to a close with the refrain: “We’re all in this together till the end”. 


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