Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mental illin'

Tuesday night I was watchin’ the American Idol and I made some comment about Chikezie having a potential Cee-lo element to him. But after spending a couple of days with the new Gnarls Barkley album, “The Odd Couple”, I’m not so sure.

A, Chikezie ain’t got Danger Mouse in his corner and B, something tells me Chikezie hasn’t seen what Cee-lo’s seen. You gotta be a little unhinged to write and sing songs with lyrics like “I got some bad news this morning/which in turn made my day” or “I could be/a would-be killer.” Those songs may not win you the American Idol title but them will sure make you a front-runner for the “Fascination Streak Album of the Year” shortlist. Bow down!

Thankfully, Cee-lo’s psychosis is alive and well as are beats and handclaps and killer songs about falling in love with blind girls named Mary who "has no idea I'm ugly/so I have absolutely nothing to hide.” It’s the kind of album that alternately makes you wanna dance and hide under your bed in fear.

Buy it. Borrow it. Steal it. Thank yourself later.


Blogger biggy said...

My problem with Gnarls Barkley, besides hating with a passion "crazy", is that I think they're a rip off of Outkast. I recognize Danger's brilliance with the grey album, but Cee-lo I find suspect. But, hey, I'm just some white suburban father so maybe i'm just showing my age.

But then again I represent A-town, so holla!!

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