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St. Elsewhere [Deluxe Edition]
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Album: St. Elsewhere [Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Go-Go Gadget Gospel
2)    Crazy
3)    St. Elsewhere
4)    Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You
5)    Smiley Faces
6)    Boogie Monster, The
7)    Feng Shui
8)    Just a Thought
9)    Transformer
10)    Who Cares?
11)    Online
12)    Necromancer
13)    Storm Coming
14)    Last Time, The
1)    Crazy
2)    Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You
3)    Smiley Faces
4)    Go-Go Gadget Gospel
5)    Crazy
6)    Gone Daddy Gone
 

Album: St. Elsewhere [Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Go-Go Gadget Gospel
2)    Crazy
3)    St. Elsewhere
4)    Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You
5)    Smiley Faces
6)    Boogie Monster, The
7)    Feng Shui
8)    Just a Thought
9)    Transformer
10)    Who Cares?
11)    Online
12)    Necromancer
13)    Storm Coming
14)    Last Time, The
1)    Crazy
2)    Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You
3)    Smiley Faces
4)    Go-Go Gadget Gospel
5)    Crazy
6)    Gone Daddy Gone
 
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Performer Notes
  • Lyricist: Cee Lo Green.
  • Gnarls Barkley: Danger Mouse, Cee Lo Green.
  • Personnel: Eddie Reyes (acoustic guitar); Chris Tedesco (trumpet); Daniele Luppi (organ, bass synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer); Eric Bobo (drums); Tomika Walden, Menta Malone (background vocals).
  • Arrangers: David Costa; Daniele Luppi; Stephen Brown ; Barry Clarke; Celia Humphris.
  • Gnarls Barkley--a collaboration between hip-hop/soul crooner and Goodie Mob founder Cee-Lo and DJ/mash-up kingpin Danger Mouse--sounds like it came from another planet; or what inhabitants of another planet might make of the elemental sounds of 21st-century pop music. Classically soulful R&B vocals, smart hip-hop/electronica beats and samples, and infectious hit-making melodies all serve to make the basic musical template familiar enough, but even a passing listen to the first single, "Crazy" (an Al Green-meets-Outkast groover that was a pre-release smash in the U.K. via downloads alone), illustrates that these fellas are definitely traveling some alternate spaceways.
  • But if the warped summer jam "Who Cares" or the unsettling big-beat-cum-folkly suicide dirge "Just A Thought" isn't proof enough of the duo's extra-terrestrial originality, then check out the frenetic, almost sleazy, bubblegum-electro take on the Violent Femmes' "Gone Daddy Gone." (Um...say what?) Like the entire album itself, it's a bizarre, unexpectedly brilliant reconfiguration of what was once simply called pop music. Who knows what to call it now?
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.56) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] genre-bending debut from the Goodie Mob rapper-crooner and Gorillaz beat-brewer Danger Mouse."

Spin (p.63) - Ranked #02 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[M]ind-ticklingly brilliant."

Entertainment Weekly (p.80) - "[C]aptivating....Their sense of humor is wonderful...nothing beats soultronica gems like 'Just A Thought'." -- Grade: A

Entertainment Weekly (p.128) - Ranked #1 in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Records Of 2006" -- "ST. ELSEWHERE is endowed with a timeless panache that suggest it will sound as fresh and innovative 10 years from now as it does today."

Q (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Danger Mouse has raised the game as far as producers are concerned....His warm, spacious and instantly recognisable sound dominates St. Elsewhere..."

Q (p.124) - Ranked #10 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[A] winning blend of hip hop, blues and psychedelia..."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "An atmosphere of inspiration and accident runs throughout this debut....[With a] self-confident, audience-challenging vibe..."
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