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Gorillaz - Humanz

Gorillaz – Humanz

by Chris White

With just three official studio albums in their 17-year career to date (four, if you include the 2010 collection of iPad recorded sketches, The Fall)…



Ray Davies ‒ Americana


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The Jesus And Mary Chain – Damage And Joy


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Gnod – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death M...


With a title as wordy as Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine, you’d think that Gnod has crammed their...

British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party


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Goldfrapp – Silver Eye


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Gorillaz @ Printworks, London


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Saltland – A Common Truth


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