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St. Elsewhere

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Go-Go Gadget Gospel
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Crazy
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St. Elsewhere
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Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want To Make Love To You
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Smiley Faces
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The Boogie Monster
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Feng Shui
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Just A Thought
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Transformer
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Who Cares?
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Online
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Necromancer
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Storm Coming
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The Last Time
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Transformer
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The Boogie Monster
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Total Tracks: 16   Total Length: 42:31

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08.26.12
Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere
2006 | Label: Downtown Recordings

Cee-Lo always had star power: his pesky scampering rapping anchoring Goodie Mob’s songs, the bright, inspired moments on his 2002 and 2004 solo albums. He finally broke through in 2006 with St. Elsewhere, the first of two collaborative albums he recorded with DJ and producer Danger Mouse. Here, Cee-Lo showed off his versatility as a singer rather than a rapper, commanding his partner’s quirky pop arrangements with class, wit and just a bit of grit.… read more »

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Spellbound

Let me see....I only like the song 'Crazy' on this album. So should I pay $6.49 for it and then delete all but that one song? ORRRrrr....should I go elsewhere and pay $1.30 for that song? Shame on you for this pricing, Emusic! I'm just sayin'...

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GNARLES BARKLEY

EMUSIC-02B5EE56

what a JERK won't let you download one song "crazy' WANTS YOU TO BUY THE WHOLE ALBUM

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Just so groovy!

T-Bone

Most of these songs just make me want to boogie! So groovy; you'll fall in love!

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ST. ELSEWHERE

CNS555

LOVE CRAZY!! CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT

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no good

kuia

rapper turned rock and roll. it has been done and look at the end result

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Fun adn Evil

Dipsy

Love Track #15 About the loss of identity, one or two of the songs are a bit on the dark (but fun)side. Worth having.

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Who is Gnarls Barkley, and how did he ascend to the top of the British charts with a song that brings an eerie clarity to the cloud of mental illness? (Hint: It wasn’t just the fact that Britain began factoring download data into its chart equations.) If St. Elsewhere sounds like one of the best rap-based pop productions since the second Gorillaz album, then look no further than the common link, producer Danger Mouse. And if the vocal performances are twisted with the type of unbalanced wisdom not seen in pop music since Sly Stone (or at least OutKast), credit Cee-Lo Green, the former Goodie Mob seer/sage/freak. A pop album straight through, St. Elsewhere is as good as Danger Mouse’s two earlier landmarks (Gorillaz’s Demon Days and Danger Doom’s The Mouse and the Mask), but not because of any inherent similarities in the three records. The reasons for greatness here include DM’s uncommon facility for writing (or sampling) simple hooks that stick, his creation of productions that entertain but don’t detract from the main action, and his ability to coax a parade of enticing vocal performances from Green. The hit “Crazy” and the title track are perfect examples. Over detached backings, Green croons, growls, scats, and generally delivers fine neo-soul vocals while Danger Mouse blankets the tracks with choruses of disembodied harmonies and a well-placed string section or crackling organ to conjure an appropriately minor chord atmosphere. The focus on instability doesn’t end there — paranoia, suicidal tendencies, and multiple personalities are all in the cards, and there’s also “Necromancer”: “She was cool when I met her, but I think I like her better dead.” Then, just to make sure listeners understand this is a concept album and not a message from a mind playing tricks on itself, they drop “The Boogie Monster” (although even the lyrics here can give pause: “I used to wonder why he looked familiar, and then I realized it was a mirror”). With the help of Danger Mouse’s platinum ear and intricate vocal productions, Green is revealed as a top-notch post-millennial soul singer. Even when he’s floating another mass of wise, serene gibberish, DM simply drops another production trick to keep things tight. Much like DJ Shadow’s Private Press, Danger Mouse relies on samples from the downcast end of obscure ’60s pop — prog, psych, and Italian soundtrack music (his most valuable lieutenant here, Daniele Luppi, has the requisite Italian connection). Although Gnarls Barkley topping the charts was a slight fluke, the excellence of St. Elsewhere could have been seen coming a mile away. – John Bush

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