This Friday, the 3rd, eight days after the release of his new album, ‘Cracker Island’the band gorillaz returned to the top of UK Official Albumsthe best-selling record chart of the UKafter a 15-year hiatus away from the top spot.
The feat happened about a week after the launch of the project, which was very well received by specialized critics. in the aggregator Metacriticthe eighth studio album by virtual group David Albarnformerblurand the cartoonist, Jamie Hewlettachieved an average of 80/100, based on 23 reviews.
According to Rolling Stone, “is the simplest and purest pleasure Gorillaz album since the opening double 20 years ago”while the AllMusic pointed out that “balancing bright and colorful electro-pop with a slight air of melancholy is not a new trick for Albarn”although, “there is a clean, efficient energy that drives Cracker Island, which gives the album a new pulse”.
The last album of gorillaz reaching the top of the bestsellers of the UK it was the ‘Demon Days’ 2005, which features hits such as ‘Feel Good Inc.’ It is ‘DARE’despite the ‘Plastic Beach’ of 2010 to be one of the most beloved among fans.
However, looking at the composition of the album and the publicity surrounding ‘Cracker Island’ it’s no surprise that it debuted at #1. So far, the project has five singles, including the title track, ‘Cracker Island’ (feat. thundercat), ‘New Gold’ (feat. tame Impala It is bootie brown), ‘Baby Queen’, ‘Skinny Ape’ and the ballad, ‘Silent Running’, (feat. Adeleye Omotayo), released after the album’s debut.
In addition to the very well-received singles, the body of work includes important contributions, such as Stevie Nicks, Bad Bunny It is Beckwhile the deluxe version pleased Brazilians by featuring funk singers, MC Bin Ladenin the range ‘Controllah’.
About that, ‘Flowers’ in Miley Cyrus remains unbeaten at number one on the British singles chart for the seventh consecutive week. The lead single from ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ is the first by a solo artist to stay at the top for so long, since ‘Easy on Me’in Adele, spent eight non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart between 2021 and 2022.