Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. If you've heard any of his previous work (including the fairly recent Night Ripper), you know the modus operandi for Girl Talk, but Feed The Animals is even on another level in terms of sheer density. Because of this, just about everyone who hears it will have different favorite moments that stick out to them, and that's part of the beauty.
  2. Animals is a raucous and hugely entertaining effort that doubles as a virtual "Name That Tune" game. [Nov 2008, p.164]
  3. Doling out more free samples than Sam's Club on Sundays, Girl Talk's copyright-challenging fourth LP cuts and pastes more than 300 song snippets into a seamless but fervently paced 54-minute aural collage of club bangers that's every bit as enticing as his 2006 career-defining opus, "Night Ripper," though it sounds more like a companion piece than a fresh body of work.
  4. 80
    A DJ is only as good as his taste, and Girl Talk is immaculate. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  5. Some couplings are brilliant.... Too often, though, the sheer familiarity of Girl Talk's building blocks detracts from his particular accomplishment.
  6. Feed The Animals isn’t much of anything at all. It’s just another clip show of all your favorite records.
  7. Gregg Gillis has plenty to say about music. What he has to say about life, which is that "I'd Rather" equals "Gimme Some Lovin'," remains more limited. Nevertheless, sequences here give me hope.
  8. His latest musical highlight reel is dense with rib-nudging gags and indelible moments.
  9. Feed the Animals helps to solidify Gillis' role as the supreme 80s-baby pop synthesizer.
  10. Feed the Animals is a wonderful achievement, but don’t take my pseudo-intellectual pontification as proof of anything, go listen to it yourself.
  11. While the tracks never reach and identity outside their own samples Greg does breath fresh new life into them and make things you've probably heard a thousand times, exciting again.
  12. Rarely is postmodern art such bloody good fun.
  13. Feed the Animals, while perhaps not as fresh as "Night Ripper," is a sweaty, neon-lit, seizure inducing, off-the-wall, utter delight.
  14. 70
    Trading in easy recognition/gratification, the barrage grows as dizzyingly nostalgic as Oz's tornado. [Sep 2008, p.116]
  15. Feed the Animals, despite its tentative start, is chocked full of the same bombastic booty-shaking moments that defined "Night Ripper."
  16. Gillis' sense of sonic proportion gives the whole mix a curvaceousness that make even the most unnatural tandems seem perfectly logical.
  17. Aside from these conceptual assertions that it evokes, Feed the Animals is a good record. Though it’s broken up into 14 tracks, it functions best (and as Girl Talk intends) as a single 53-minute mash-up.
  18. 20
    Sadly, Feed The Animals blends commercial US rap with rock classics with so little charm or skll, that even Jive Bunny is slightly annoyed you've used his name in vain. [Nov 2008, p.96]
  19. Gillis finds his inspiration in just that, celebrating the mixed messages, the stupidity, the sensuality, the sheer schizophrenia, and echoing them back to us like a machine gun of instant nostalgia. And you can dance to it. [Fall 2008, p.81]
  20. 80
    Most of the time listening to anything that's on the Hot 100 is considered a guilty pleasure. Music for females, not fanboys. But thanks to Girl Talk, Feed the Animals makes the feeling less filthy—thus the embarrassment is less painful.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PeterF.
    Sep 21, 2009
    9
    Feed the Animals is Mashup taken to the next level. Gill's has the amazing talent to combine obscure or polar opposite tracks and make Feed the Animals is Mashup taken to the next level. Gill's has the amazing talent to combine obscure or polar opposite tracks and make them sound good together. It makes you think what made him think that those two songs would go good together... Such as Black Street's "No Diggity" on the beat of "Flashing Lights" sounds better than Kanye could do it himself. Overall a great album to put on at a party; it'll turn a dull party into quite the lively one! Full Review »
  2. JahW.
    Aug 18, 2009
    10
    Immaculate blend. The term mash-up does this genre a disservice - nothing is mashed at all. One of my all-time faves - and SO ACCESSIBLE.
  3. PaulH.
    Oct 24, 2008
    8
    Gills' first couple albums were terribly schizophrenic and often far to abrasive to dance to. With this album, Girl Talk takes that Gills' first couple albums were terribly schizophrenic and often far to abrasive to dance to. With this album, Girl Talk takes that slapdash hodgepodge and give's it character and identity. For music lovers who grew up in the 80's 90's and 00's love this album. If you are looking for IDM go elsewhere...this is strictly laptronica for people with short attention spans, like me! Go gillis. Full Review »