Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Record label: Illegal Art
Genre(s): Rock, Electronic
Review Summary: Imagine if rock candy had the nutritional content of brussel sprouts.Girl Talk - Feed the AnimalsThe cover art for Gregg Gillis' most recent creation, Feed the Animals, is a nice avatar for Gillis, considering his Girl Talk oeuvre. The image of a typical, suburban house, with ample lawn space and a two-car garage invokes all of the banal trappings of the pop music that is likely listened to by the residents of that house. However, when we see that suburban scene through the lens of Girl Talk, those platitudes are transformed into an ostentatious and flaming night scene.
Girl Talk released Feed the Animals with a pay-what-you-will pricing model, but one should never underestimate the value of a time-tested hook, sick verse, or platinum beat, especially in the hands of the world's pre-eminent mash-up maestro. Doling out more free samples than Sam's Club on Sundays, Girl Talk's copyright-challenging fourth LP cuts and pastes more than 300 song snippets into a seamless but fervently paced 54-minute aural collage of club bangers that's every bit as enticing as his 2006 career-defining opus, Night Ripper, though it sounds more like a companion piece than a fresh body of work. From the iconic juxtaposition of Sinéad O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" with Shawnna's "Gettin' Some" in opener "Play Your Part (Pt.