Feed The Animals - Girl Talk
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, artist is made from samples from a diverse palette of artists, including Jay-Z, Britney Spears, The Velvet Underground, Roy Orbison, Megadeth, UGK, and The Cure.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Feed the Animals, while perhaps not as fresh as "Night Ripper," is a sweaty, neon-lit, seizure inducing, off-the-wall, utter delight.
  4. Feed the Animals helps to solidify Gillis' role as the supreme 80s-baby pop synthesizer.
  5. Some couplings are brilliant.... Too often, though, the sheer familiarity of Girl Talk's building blocks detracts from his particular accomplishment.
  6. 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]
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8