Friday, June 16, 2006
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
I bought this album because of the music video for the single "Crazy". It's like an animated Rorsach test, wonderfully inventive. And that song doesn't disappoint either. It's a driving, catchy song, which is great for working out to actually. The beat is perfect timing for push-ups. But it's definitely the highlight of the CD. The first track, "Go Go Gadget Gospel" gets things moving, and "Crazy" brings the album to a fine point, but it's a decline from there, into the downright creepy "Necromancer," which closes a paean to a dead girl with "man bet she was alright /when she was alive." The album is definitely inventive, production is top-notch, and the sound is unique, but except for the catchy single, I just didn't get into it.