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Monday, November 15, 2010

Review of Girl Talk "All Day" (2010)

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Theoretically, if you like most of the artists on this list, then you should like this entire album because the sum is greater than the parts. I like almost all of the artists on this list. I even starred the items that I have in my itunes. I listened to the album once and noted the samples I could recall without much effort. There were a lot of little pieces I recognized but couldn't think of formally though. If you're interested in what Girl Talk listens to these days, here ya go.

1. "Oh No"
Ludacris - Move Bitch
Jay-Z - New York State of Mind**
Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie
Alice in Chains - Jane Says
Jay-Z - Swagger Like Us**
The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23**
Dorrough Music - Ice Cream Paint Job
The Ramones - Bliztking Bop**
Missy Elliot - Get Yr Freak On

2. "Let It Out"
Jay-Z - Big Pimpin**
ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Trey Songz - Say Ahh
Snoop Dogg/Pharell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Beck - Loser**
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Fugazi - Waiting Room**
Rhianna - Rude Boy**

3. "That's Right"
Fabolous - Ya'll Can't Deny It
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Fat Joe - Lean Back
Beyonce - Single Ladies**
Myley Cyrus - Party in the USA**
Dr. Dre - The Next Episode

4. "Jump on Stage"
Portishead - Sour Times**
Big Boi - Shutterbug**
Skee Lo - I Wish
Radiohead - Creep**
ODB - Shimmy Shimmy Ya**
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life**
Whitetown - Your Woman**
Lady Gaga - Love Games**
Beastie Boys - ???**

5. "This is the Remix"
Rick Ross - ???
Lil Kim - The Jump Off
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back**
Toadies - Possum Kingdom**
B.O.B. - Beautiful Girls**
Wes Anderson type-music
INXS - I Need You Tonight
Fabolous - Holla Back

6. "On and On"
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Notorious BIG - Fuck You Tonight**
Ke$ha - Don't Stop
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle**
Birdman/Lil Wayne - I Want It All
U2 - With or Without You
Kraftwerk - Metal on Metal**

7. "Get It Get It"
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance**
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker**
Soulja Boy - Pretty Boy Swag
Daft Punk - One More Time**
Black Eyes Peas - Boom Boom Pow
M.I.A. - Paper Planes**
Depeche Mode - I Just Can't Get Enough**
Pitbull - Hotel Room Service
Kid Cudi - Day N Nite**
Daft Punk - Digital Love**
Missy Elliot

8. "Down for the Count"
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven is a Place on Earth
Derek and the Dominos - Layla
Talking Heads - Our House**
T.Rex - 20th Century Boy**
MSTRKRFT - Bounce**
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
Young MC - Busta Move
Usher - OMG
Missy Elliot
The Temptations - Get Ready**

9. "Make Me Wanna"
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Basement Jaxx - Where's Your Head At
Rick Ross - BMF
Wacka Flocka - Ego Trippin
ripping off some sick IDM beat
Arcade Fire - guess we'll just have to adjusstttttt**
RAdiohead - Idioteque**
Little Richard - Shout

10. "Steady Shock"
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Usher/Nicki Minaj - Little Freak
N.E.R.D. - All The Girls Standing in the Line for the Bathroom
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Drake - Over**
Flock of Seagulls - Ran
Nirvana - Drain You**

11. "Triple Double"
Beyonce - DIVA**
Phoenix - 1908**
Ludacris - How Low**
Lil Wayne - A Mili**
Mark Mothersborugh - underwater theme from "Life Aquatic"
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust**
Ice Cube - Today was a Good Day**
Willow Smith - Whip My Hair
Rolling Stones - ???**

12. "Every Day"
Gucci Mane - Gucci Time**
Modern English - Melt With You**
Jay-Z - Dirt of Your Shoulder**
John Lennon - Imagine**
Pimp-C - One Day


The album sucks, by the way. The best part is the Aphex Twin/Gaga/Soulja Boy mashup in track 7, because Richard D. James is timeless and his music makes whatever superimposed pop vocal trying to suffocate it wanna fuck him instead. I liked a lot of songs on the 11th track, but they sound horrible all crushed together.

I had to wait all the way to the end to get Gucci Mane, an artist whose monotone vocal style would seem to lend itself perfectly to mashing up; for some reason I had to endure two contributions from Eric Clapton and about a billion from Jay-Z and M.I.A.; a long roster of predictible 80s radio pop songs bored me; and overall the hour it took to listen to the album was one filled with tension.

Yep, sounds like 2006 trying to mash itself into the next decade. Sorry, 2006. In 2010, remixed hip-hop makes Gucci Mane sound like this: (picks up around 0:53 - just wait)




Unimpressed? - this is the Gucci track from whence that remix spawned:




I mean, I'm not crazy for affirming the first example is superior to the second in every fucking possible way, am I? Come on, GT. This is what people are doing now. Evolve or something.

At least you don't have to pay for it. Download "All Day" for free here.

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1 footnotes:

aeo said...

http://images.fastcompany.com/upload/GirlTalk-Final-Large-1000-final.jpg