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Universal acclaim- based on 96 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the highly-anticipated debut release for the pairing of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Every song on this exhilarating debut... is almost as good as its first hit, "Crazy." That's saying a lot. [6 May 2006]
  2. Both artists have stepped outside their regular roles to make what feels like a genuinely instinctive, love-fuelled record that zings with an enthusiasm for all spectrums of music.
  3. St. Elsewhere deftly balances solid songcraft with free-floating weirdness for a project that's suavely international but unmistakably American.
  4. Throughout, Cee-Lo’s crazed Muddy Waters-meets-Al Jarreau tenor drools soul and exudes liquid-nitrogen cool.
  5. Although this isn't a flawless album, it will undoubtedly be a huge hit and keep many people company through the long hot summer months ahead.
  6. It's hard not to feel that the mystique is so damaged by the poor execution of the opening, that the rest of 'St. Elsewhere', however good, struggles to catch up.
  7. It's a disappointing underachievement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 64
  2. Negative: 7 out of 64
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    I've come back across this album after a few years and it just seems to have gotten better with age. Danger Mouse did a brilliant job with the production and meshes Cee-Lo's voice with some great inventive samples. Funk on an acid trip, is what best describes this. Expand
  2. MattM
    May 25, 2006
    10
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with this album, I wouldn't remove a note of it. One of the best albums of the Hip-Hop era.
  3. Gate
    Jul 17, 2006
    10
    St. Elsewhere and Stadium Arcadium of Red Hot Chili Peppers are the best albums of the year.
  4. samb
    May 1, 2006
    9
    despite some weak tracks, st. elsewhere still manages to awe. danger mouse is truly in his element on 'just a thought,' and the duo reaches a creative height that one rarely sees on 'crazy,' which is undoubtedly the best single so far this year, and wont be forgotten for quite a while. Expand
  5. BarbaraG
    Sep 16, 2006
    9
    I love this album since the first time I heard it.
  6. R.Skells
    May 1, 2006
    8
    i like this album alot. its innovative and cee-lo sounds great. danger mouse, a frustratingly inconsistent musician, has one of his better outings here. the song writing is surprisingly good and highly personal. Expand
  7. ChestyL
    May 30, 2006
    0
    Does hating this album make me craaaaaazy? Probably (not).

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