Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (studio album) by Gorillaz

Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez by Gorillaz
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-10-23
Overall rank: 1,872nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 250 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2020 (15th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2020s (37th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,872nd)
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Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez is ranked 4th best out of 12 albums by Gorillaz on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Gorillaz is Demon Days which is ranked number 132 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,518.

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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85/100
From 02/13/2024 18:58
This , the self titled debut, demon days , plastic beach and cracker island I make that 5 good gorillaz albums in no order
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65/100
From 11/13/2021 19:31
There is a lot of reasons to love this record such as the diverse feature list and also crisp sound that is due to the production. However, on the whole I think it is a bit confused and feels a bit lost. There are a lot of songs that just don't hit and feel like they lack substance. Also, I don't think the feature performances are really very good at all, bare a couple which are amazing, and they let down the album on the whole. Furthermore, it just isn't as cohesive as their other records, such as Plastic Beach, which is disappointing to say as I love Gorillaz. Despite this, there are great moments and still a lot to enjoy about the record. This includes the variety on the album with every song being unique and so it is very tough to be bored. Overall, I was let down by this record but it does have it's redeeming moments.
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85/100
From 11/04/2021 17:38
Super weird but super cool! Only the Gorillaz could swing this kind of project.
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From 09/18/2021 09:36
top 3 gorillaz easy
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85/100
From 01/12/2021 21:29
Really, really pleased with these songs. Surprised it didn't get more recognition on the year-end lists. A long-listen with some less-than-stellar tracks, but it does genuinely feel like a 'song machine' on shuffle. Everything sounds really crisp, even the ones I don't like as much.

Favorite songs: Dead Butterflies, Aries, Chalk Tablet Towers
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70/100
From 01/06/2021 20:45
Not my favorite but not bad. An interesting concept but ultimately I just don't think many of the songs are that good. I'm not impressed with a decent amount of the features. The deluxe version is more of the same.
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90/100
From 01/03/2021 08:49
This is the Gorillaz album I’d been waiting fifteen years for. Demon Days felt like the ultimate pleaser and the best, most distilled record Gorillaz could have released. I loved Plastic Beach and has some real moments of genius, but just seems a little high concept and disjointed in places.

Humanz and The Now Now had decent moments but were not great albums.

With Song Machine, Damon has truly perfect the craft of what Gorillaz should be in 2020. Playful, daring and the bi-monthly “single” format allows them to fully immerse on a single track - carefully curated guest stars, artwork and a video to tie it together.

The only real criticism I have is the artwork and title... if it read less like a compilation and had a great Jamie Hewlett cover then I strongly feel it would’ve charted higher in end of year lists.
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80/100
From 01/01/2021 19:11
Song Machine in a lot of ways feels like Gorillaz self titled. It is a collection of wonderful tracks without a narrative cohesion. The features are managed very well, with each guest adding an effective flavor to their track. In particular, I have to compliment Leee John's breathtaking voice on "The Lost Chord". I do not think all the tracks work with "Friday 13th", "Dead Butterflies", and "Chalk Tablet Towers" feeling subpar.
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85/100
From 11/19/2020 10:00
This feels like more of a cohesive Gorillaz album rather than a playlist of random artists. Sits third in my reckoning behind the first 2 albums that were truly pure Gorillaz albums.
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