Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Day, Girl Talk

Girl Talk, on many levels, is a genius. The concept: take well known songs and turn them into dance hits. And, this isn't your everyday remix. This is mash up at the most extreme. One can find at least five to seven songs cut up and spliced a top another five or seven songs... all in one track.

I call this music ADD dance music. Just as you start to get bored with the track, you are being sent in another direction. One rarely has time to ask "was that --?" before the next surprise songs sneaks its way into your ears. As an album, it isn't a hardcore dance album. Live, I'm sure it is a beautiful event. As an album, it is perfect for getting your energy up, working out, or preparing for a night of dancing.

Throughout the album you find yourself hearing the music of hits from the 80s, alternative songs from the 90s, and a lot of hip hop from 00s. My only complaint, maybe too much hip hop. But, the hip hop has decreased since the last Girl Talk record. The other draw back to the album... since there are so many songs per track, one does get a little tired from time to time.

Artists you will hear mashed together: NIN, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, Ludacris, Arcade Fire, Passion Pit, etc etc etc It really doesn't end.

In a way, I think of this album as a scrapbook of all the songs I've danced to over the past two years. Two years ago, I spent many nights dancing to 80s music. For the past year, I've been dancing to a lot of pop, and a little bit of hip hop, from the 00s. It's a great walk down memory lane. And, Girl Talk's strongest release.

It can be downloaded for free HERE


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