The Grey Album - Danger Mouse
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  • Summary: DJ Danger Mouse's bootleg hit, which mixes together vocals from Jay-Z's 'The Black Album' and music from The Beatles' 'The White Album,' has brought legal action from Beatles record label EMI, preventing record stores from selling the album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. For what it is, for what it does, for what it represents and for exposing the idiocy of people who only care about 'what it earns us', then, a truly, TRULY great pop record.
  2. 100
    While the novelty factor alone makes it worth the download time, it works as a cohesive album long after the initial shock wears off. [Apr 2004, p.91]
  3. [Makes] two known quantities thrillingly new. [May 2004, p.101]
  4. While The Grey Album is truly one of the more interesting pirate mashups ever done, it ultimately fails at the hands of perfectionism with several pieces sounding rushed to beat some other knucklehead to his clever idea.
  5. 70
    This'll retain its heat only until everyone's heard it. [Apr 2004, p.88]
  6. There are certainly more fun moments than not, at the very least rendering The Grey Album enjoyable, but it’s hard to argue for any reason other than its novelty.
  7. Of course it's a gimmick, but about half of it works anyway.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 6 out of 31