View Full Version : Any Gnarls Barkley Fans?
03-28-2008, 10:50 PM
So Gnarls Barkley just released their sophomore album, and while it may not be quite as catchy as the last one (there's no breakout hit like Crazy) I think I'll like the album as much as St. Elsewhere .
So has anyone else heard The Odd Couple yet? It's got a real 60's vibe but never feels outdated to me. Who's Gonna Save My Soul is probably my favorite (it's great to listen to while driving around at night.)
Any other opinions?
03-28-2008, 11:14 PM
Hearing Crazy over and over again made me crazy. I didn't even think it was that revolutionary to begin with, and it was way overplayed. I also didn't appreciate their "cover" of The Violent Femmes' Gone Daddy Gone, which added nothing.
03-28-2008, 11:22 PM
Is it darker in its tone and mood than St. Elsewhere? Like the only songs I really liked on SE were the really darker lyrics like Monster, Crazy, and the other one that I can't think of right now.
03-29-2008, 10:22 AM
RoOsh, I don't think the lyrics are much darker, but the album doesn't sound quite as poppy in general to my ears. Would Be Killer (obviously) has the darkest lyrics on the album but doesn't sound entirely serious, kind of like Monster on SE; Open Book with its odd tribal beat is probably the heaviest. Also, the aforementioned Who's Gonna Save My Soul has a similar bleak feel.
There are still some songs that are obviously tongue in cheek, like Blind Mary , where the main character falls in love with a woman who "has no idea he's ugly." Overall, I'd say the mood of the new album, while different than SE, is pretty comparable.
03-29-2008, 05:29 PM
I haven't heard the new album, but I have not been a huge fan of Gnarls Barkley. I will give Cee-lo this, though...he opened my mind to Southern Hip-Hop more than any other artist has been able to do. As a part of Goodie Mob, he made me almost consider it a true form of hip-hop. Almost.
So I usually try to give anything he does a fair shake.
03-29-2008, 05:32 PM
Hearing Crazy over and over again made me crazy. I didn't even think it was that revolutionary to begin with, and it was way overplayed.
Yeah, I could never figure out why the hype.
Why the hype?
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