12.24.2008

Best 20 Albums of 2008: #5 Girl Talk - Feed the Animals

20 Beck - Modern Guilt
Recommended Tracks: Gamma Ray, Modern Guilt,
19 Oxford Collapse - Bits
Recommended Tracks: The Birthday Wars, Young Love Delivers, For The Winter Coats
18 As Tall As Lions - Into the Flood EP
Recommended Tracks: Into the Flood, Blacked Out, Breakers
17 Ratatat - LP3
Recommended Tracks: Falcon Jab, Mi Viejo, Shempi
16 Brazilian Girls - New York City
Recommended Tracks: St. Petersburg, L'interprete, Good Time
15 Kings of Leon - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Use Somebody, Closer, Be Somebody
14 Fleet Foxes - New York City
Recommended Tracks: Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, He Doesn't Know Why, Your Protector
13 F@!k Buttons - Street Horrrsing EP
Recommended Tracks: Sweet Love for Planet Earth, Bright Tomorrow, Colours Move
12 Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Recommended Tracks: Lost?, Violet Hill
11 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
Recommended Tracks: Weather to Fly, On a Day Like This, Friends of Ours
10 Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue
Recommended Tracks: Bye Bye Bye, A Good Friend, À L'orée Des Bois, Mercy
9 Sigur Ros - Með suð I eyrum við spilum endalaust
Recommended Tracks: Gobbledigook, Inní mér syngur vitleysingur
8 hitide.lotide - The Forest
Recommended Tracks: The Owl, The Tortoise, The Loon, The Hare
7 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Recommended Tracks: Flume, Lump Sum, Skinny Love, The Wolves (Act I and II)
6 Death Cab - Narrow Stairs
Recommended Tracks: Long Division, The Ice is Getting Thinner, Talking Bird
5 Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
Recommended Tracks: Play Your Part (Pt. 1), Like This, What's It All About, Shut the Club DownGirl Talk is Greg Gillis. Girl Talk is for people with ADD. As I fall in that category, Girl Talk is for me. His music is unoriginal and yet extremely creative all in the same breath. Now, I know folks who hate girl talk and think they are horrible. Is that they don't "get it", or is that they simply don't have ADD and a propensity for trying to figure out where that one little snippet came from? If you are still wondering what Girl Talk is all about, picture this, you are listening to "Ghetto Superstar" transition into Diana Ross singing "Upside Down" when she is cut off by the growling guitars of Metallica's "One" with Little Mama singing that "Lip Gloss" song over the top of it. And that is :10 seconds. It's like that every :20 - :30 seconds. Also interlaced in that clip are Eve, K7 and the Carpenters. It makes you tired if you let it, but wikipedia helps to sort it out.

So, if that's not enough, you have fans of Girl Talk who make videos using the music videos referenced in the songs to create music videos based on his mash-up songs. Senses on overload.
Here's one of those videos for the song, "Like This":

http://www.youtube.com/v/zro_jdcbzkU&hl=en&fs=18

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