Gnarls Barkley: St Elsewhere

Despite sounding suspiciously like a bona fide one hit wonder, Gnarls Barkley s record-breaking Crazy is the opening salvo from a surprisingly diverse, tuneful album that not only manages to retain its dignity, but demands respect. This collaborative proj

Despite sounding suspiciously like a bona fide one hit wonder, Gnarls Barkley's record-breaking Crazy is the opening salvo from a surprisingly diverse, tuneful album that not only manages to retain its dignity, but demands respect.

This collaborative project between feted producer Danger Mouse and singer Cee-Lo looks like Gnarls could be this year's Outkast, kicking other pop crossover pretenders to the kerb.

St Elsewhere hip-hops and cherry-picks sounds, beats and signatures from all over the place, Danger Mouse smoothly splicing the elements together behind Cee-Lo's sublime baritone.

What's more, DM has wisely cut out the padding, keeping it down to a mostly tantalising 37 minutes. Soundtrack to the summer?


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