Palookaville

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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.

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Don't Let The Man Get You Down
And the sign said long haired,freaky people need not apply And the sign said long haired,freaky people need not apply And the sign said long... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. Spin
    75
    As usual, his willingness to please gives the disc its fast-food kick. [Oct 2004, p.113]
  3. Uncut
    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. Blender
    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. Under The Radar
    30
    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. Collapse

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