Palookaville - Fatboy Slim
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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
    While there's some inspired moments, much should've been discarded on son Woody's bedroom floor. [Oct 2004, p.104]
  6. Fatboy hasn't stopped pandering to his core crowd of fun-loving jalapeno-poppers. [14 Oct 2004, p.99]
  7. Songs too slow to dance to and too annoyingly repetitive for passive listening.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. andreil
    Oct 16, 2004
    This is going to be seen as a landmark album in the future, nearly every track is a gem.
  2. HelgeC
    Oct 25, 2004
    Though BLTC still is a classic, this album puts me in the right FBS-mood!
  3. JimboJones
    Oct 28, 2004
    Surprisingly Amazing, especially good when you're intoxicated
  4. JustinC
    Oct 11, 2004
    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
    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
    Disapointing comming from just about any artist not to mention Fatboy Slim the king of Partying.
  7. Sep 26, 2012
    This 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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