- Words Liam Cattermole
To mark the release of their ninth studio album, we run down 10 of our favourite deep cuts from Gorillaz' extensive back-catalogue.
"November Has Come" by Gorillaz, MF DOOM
The late, great MF DOOM's idiosyncratic flows and rhyme patterns are on full show in this Gorillaz collaboration.
"Désolé" by Gorillaz, Fatoumata Diawara
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara offers her soulful tones to this horn-heavy Gorillaz cut.
"White Flag" by Gorillaz, Bashy, Kano, The National Orchestra for Arabic Music
A legendary link-up that only Gorillaz could enforce, "White Flag" sees two grime legends going back-to-back over an exquisite string score.
"Glitter Freeze" by Gorillaz, Mark E. Smith
It took Mark E. Smith a lot of convincing to be on "Glitter Freeze". Once The Fall founder and frontman said yes, Gorillaz actualised a shimmering synth-pop track.
"De-Punked" by Gorillaz, Space Monkeyz
Fusing The Specials-worthy 2-Tone with infectious dub grooves, "De-Punked" is the intergalactic soundscape you never knew you needed from Gorillaz.
"M1 A1" by Gorillaz
Taken from Gorillaz self-titled debut, "M1 A1" is a mainstay in the band's live sets but remains a relatively unknown cut from their discography.
"Last Living Souls" by Gorillaz
"Last Living Souls", with its concoction of reverbed sounds, sets the tone for what's to come on Gorillaz most successful album, 'Demon Days'.
"With Love To An Ex" by Gorillaz, Moonchild Sanelly
Tapping Moonchild Sanelly's South African tones, "With Love To An Ex" featured as a bonus track on 'Song Machine, Season One: Strange Times'.
"Lake Zurich" by Gorillaz
A psychedelic funk jam that gets everyone on their feet, "Lake Zurich" was the second single of Gorillaz' sixth studio album, 'The Now Now'.
"Hongkongaton" by Gorillaz
Another dystopian dub-cut from Gorillaz, "Hongkongaton" was released as a B-Side to hit single "Dirty Harry".