I’m not the biggest fan of the Gallagher brothers, in fact I’d go as far as saying that I detest Oasis. What can I say? It was either Blur or Oasis and I was and will always be 100% Blur. But after hearing Noel Gallagher’s latest single from his upcoming album Who Built The Moon? I may be finally ready to listen to their music. Well, Noel’s solo music anyway. The first single is called Holy Mountain and it is superb. Take a listen:
Seven years after the release of their last proper studio album, Plastic Beach, Gorillaz are back with their brand new album Humanz. Rumours of this album began to surface two years ago while Damon Albarn was touring with Blur and those rumours escalated last year with confirmed reports that he was in the studio working on a new album. The result is Humanz, a wonderful album that sees Gorillaz return to their very best.
Well here we go, four new songs by Gorillaz have dropped this evening with the stand out track being Andromeda. That’s not to say the other three tracks are bad of course, far from it, but in this article I’ll just be focusing on Andromeda which is absolutely exquisite. Take a listen for yourself:
Blur were one of the first bands I ever got in to thanks to my dad having The Great Escape on CD which I used to play over and over in my bedroom. I credit that album, and Graham Coxon’s guitar playing in particular, as a main reason I play guitar today. I vividly remember playing along to the likes of Charmless Man and It Could Be You on my imaginary blonde Fender Telecaster just like the one Coxon himself played. It would be a few years later before I had my own guitar but the seed was firmly planted, ready to bloom. Over the years Blur have meant more to me than any other band, aside from Derek and the Dominos perhaps, so hearing that a new album was complete and a release date had been set was music to my ears.
As these opinion pieces have gone on I thought I’d find these lists easier and easier to do. After the 80’s, which was extremely difficult, the 90’s was relatively easy but this one turned out to be harder than I thought it would be. Turns out I have a large number of favourite albums from the 00’s and it was tough deciding on which ones would make my top five. However, I finally did it.
Putting together a list of my top five albums from the 1990’s was an enjoyable one because I grew up listening to a lot of 90’s music. It was also difficult because there was a wealth of albums to choose from and I had to leave some of my favourites out, even though they get an honourable mention at the end of the article.