Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Next Stop, Palookaville

I've been listening to Palookaville, the new album from Fatboy Slim. It's not his best, but it's a worthwhile addition to his discography.

The album has a positive feel to it, similar to his breakout album You've Come A Long Way, Baby. However, some elements of his last album Halfway Between The Gutter and The Stars creep in too. This results in songs like "Don't Let The Man" which wouldn't sound too out of place on You've Come A Long Way, Baby and "Put It Back Together" whose message could've fit in on Halfway Between The Gutter and The Stars. Some songs like "North West Three" and "Push and Shove" have a sound that is somewhat different from normal Fatboy Slim stuff.

So, what does this boil down to? Well, if you are a Fatboy Slim fan (like I am) then you will like this album. However, if you are a casual listener who doesn't even remember that he made "The Rockefeller Skank" and "Praise You," then you should pick up Better Living Through Chemistry or You've Come A Long Way, Baby first.

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