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April 14, 2006

Acoustic Cover of Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"

From the UK, where Gnarls Barkley is already the biggest thing since uhh, whatever used to be big over there:

  • Ray Lamontagne - "Crazy (acoustic)" - on Stereogum

    Could this album's buzz be any buzzier? I've listened to 7 or 8 tracks, and I'd say it's the best project Danger has done so far. I thought the Grey joint was nicely crafted but missing a certain oomph, and felt the same about Dangerdoom.. Doom is in my top 5 but he's far from the loudest or most energetic on the mic, so Madlib's filthy dirtyness was a better complement to that low-key flow.. Danger's beats didn't serve that role quite as well.

    But that "cleaner" sound that falls a bit short under Doom is the perfect backdrop for Cee-Lo's monsteriffic vocal presence, leaving just enough space for his guttural gospel growl to add the grit and soul. I hope it does as well on this side of the proverbial pond..

    Posted by jsmooth995 at April 14, 2006 1:00 PM

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