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  • Summary: Damon Albarn and Bootsy Collins guest on Norman Cook's fourth Fatboy Slim album, which includes a cover of "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Palookaville is every bit as rewarding an experience when taken as a cohesive unit as the best songs are when taken individually.
  2. 75
    As usual, his willingness to please gives the disc its fast-food kick. [Oct 2004, p.113]
  3. 60
    That gloriously stupid clod-hopping mash-up formula remains. [Nov 2004, p.99]
  4. The paucity of innovative ideas, reliance on old recipes and directionless experimenting make for a fairly tasteless repaste.
  5. 40
    Cook's dance music has seen better days. [Oct 2004, p.115]
  6. Palookaville's highlights promise the sweat and smiles that have become Fatboy Slim's stock in trade, but its surprisingly dull lulls offer nothing more promising than a blank expression.
  7. His... worst album to date. [#7]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. andreil
    Oct 16, 2004
    10
    This is going to be seen as a landmark album in the future, nearly every track is a gem.
  2. HelgeC
    Oct 25, 2004
    10
    Though BLTC still is a classic, this album puts me in the right FBS-mood!
  3. JimboJones
    Oct 28, 2004
    9
    Surprisingly Amazing, especially good when you're intoxicated
  4. JustinC
    Oct 11, 2004
    8
    This album is different then Cooks first three, but i think he took it in the right direction. While his other albums were a little more This album is different then Cooks first three, but i think he took it in the right direction. While his other albums were a little more serious/hard feel to them, this one has a nice laid-back relax feel to it, which he does very well. Like myself, I think alot of people will enjoy this album. Expand
  5. ArnieGeezer
    Oct 13, 2004
    8
    wow, this is album is getting torn apart by the critics. It has a few brilliant songs on it and the one's that aren't great are at wow, this is album is getting torn apart by the critics. It has a few brilliant songs on it and the one's that aren't great are at least enjoyable (with the exception of his remake of the Joker which sucks balls). If you're a fatboy fan I definetly encourage you to get this record Expand
  6. DougS
    Oct 12, 2004
    5
    Disapointing comming from just about any artist not to mention Fatboy Slim the king of Partying.
  7. Sep 26, 2012
    0
    This album is not Fatboy Slim, he should've changed his name to Careeristhiphopgarbage-Slim, he hired some untalented rapper to rap his poorThis album is not Fatboy Slim, he should've changed his name to Careeristhiphopgarbage-Slim, he hired some untalented rapper to rap his poor lyrics, a little of it is catchy, and even less in fun. Expand

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