The Odd Couple - Gnarls Barkley
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the sophomore album for producer Danger Mouse and rapper Cee-Lo Green.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Odd Couple is every bit as musically inventive as "Elsewhere."
  2. While the production values on the album are stronger, so is The Odd Couple's focus on Cee-Lo's voice.
  3. The duo’s modern take on a classic sound runs throughout the new record, a worthy 13-song sophomore effort.
  4. 80
    With producer Danger Mouse's nuanced psychedelic rock and soul backdrops, scintillating pop music with substance results. [May 2008, p.103]
  5. 70
    With The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley is unable to come up with anything containing as much pure pop power as their hit song "Crazy," but it's certainly not for lack of trying.
  6. Yet for all the sharp hooks and rhythmic twists, the album sags in the middle. [Apr 2008, p.127]
  7. Boring grooves that last a couple of minutes before ending abruptly just don’t cut it. What a letdown.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Nov 21, 2010
    5
    Not nearly as good as St. Elsewhere, and quite frankly a huge disappointment. With his incredible voice, I wonder if Cee-Lo still has a few gems left in him. Only time will tell. Expand

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