The Grey Album

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 6 out of 45

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  1. JonneC
    May 24, 2004
    2
    What a joke! What a shame that the intelligent, melodious work of the Beatles gets raped over and over again by the "music" of Jay-Z. Even the artwork shows Jay-Z in FRONT of the Beatles! In reality, he disappears in their shadow in almost every way. What a shame to reduce the genius of the Beatles to background noise.
  2. johnf
    Mar 14, 2004
    2
    stop fooling yourselves. the grey album doesnt open any new doors, does not stretch musical boundaries, it doesnt even bring anything new to the table. Far too many albums like this one are created for the grey album to be rightfully getting this much attention. Indeed, it is an enjoyable listen about once. after that it is just boring and hollow.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 8, 2005
    0
    a piece of garbage. sounds horrible, how could anybody think this is listenable.
  4. DJUrbanCool
    Oct 30, 2006
    0
    An abomination, a total bastardisation of a work of art by a talentless idiot, sounds like a 5 year old's mixed it in his bedroom, beyond boring, beyond appalling.
  5. Dmitriy
    Jan 26, 2007
    1
    I love Gnarls Barkley, but I don't know what the hell Danger Mouse was thinking here. He took the greatest album of all time and mixed it with Jay Z's garbage. It's not an original concept and it doesn't work.
  6. AnonY.
    Apr 30, 2009
    0
    I had the misfortune of hearing this album the other day. Abysmally mixed, far too bass heavy and with scant attention paid to tuning or tonality, this has to be one of the least pleasant things I've heard.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dangermouse's actions have breathed creative life back into a 35-year-old record while inventing a completely new work of hip-hop art.
  2. Spin
    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. The diversity of the mixes on The Grey Album also is a testament to how carefully Danger Mouse has cut and pasted together his unauthorized sonic pastiche.