Album Of The Week Jun 30, 2011 22:57:45 GMT -5
Post by Jbats on Jun 30, 2011 22:57:45 GMT -5
I don't get the Girl Talk vibe at all. Girl Talk talk mashes up existing material by 10+ acts/bands per song. To the best of my knowledge, all the sounds on the NASA album are original, and they are collaborations rather than mashes. Girl Talk also uses a lot of ghetto rap, while NASA is geared more towards pop rap.
By the way, apparently the Game sounds a lot like Kool Keith. No one pointed out my gaff earlier in this thread.
Yeah This. When I first heard this album a while back, I thought it was a mash up thing like Girl Talk, but then I realized I didn't recognize any of the songs, and I remember the Pitchfork review mentioning these guys' celebrity Rolodex's being big. I do believe that this is all original content, which is part of what makes the album so cool; like, how the fuck did you talk all these people into this?
rust kind of elaborated on what I was thinking about when I posted that. I realize the obvious differences (original material being the primary one) but the way it jumps between so many artists so quickly made me think it's pretty similar to the way a girl talk song works. If nothing else the idea of having chuck d, david byrne, and seu jorge on one track is the exact kind of absurdity girl talk dabbles in.
Besides the tracks that everyone has already mentioned as being great, the del track near the end is a lot of fun.
I'm pretty sure I've decided on next weeks album and it couldn't be more different than this one. I should probably change it to something more sunny but there's a good chance I'd just pick a pavement album and no one wants that