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Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple - April 2008

Old 03-23-08, 03:22 PM
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even at Camelot prices I would purchase this disc... I enjoy this crew.
Old 03-23-08, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cungar
Kids today think CDs should be free. They forget that before the MP3 revolution CDs were headed for the $15 and beyond range. One of the only goods that has actually decreased in price.
roofles!

$12.00 is pretty high for a SALE price of a new single-disc CD album, in comparison to other new releases that i've purchased over the past 8 years.

i don't think CDs should be free, just more competitively priced. i'd cry if CDs went away in favor of digital media. so eat my shorts!
Old 03-26-08, 12:58 PM
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Has anyone reviewed this disc yet?

I havent had a chance to pick it up yet.
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Pitchfork gave it a good review:

Rating: 7.2

Since Gnarls Barkley jumped into everyone's consciousness on the back of a single called "Crazy", would you forgive me the groaning joke if I said their follow-up sounded a little like someone prescribed mood stabilizers? That's the gripe you'll probably hear from most people: The Odd Couple is flatter, in both directions. The joy of this duo's debut was a kind of erratic, anything-goes lightning-bottling; its chintzy, slapdash qualities were more than made up for by the number of bottles containing honest-to-god scraps of actual lightning. Hit the big time on the strength of one of those, though, and the world has big-time demands. It was inevitable that these two would have to fight past their idiosyncrasies (producer Danger Mouse's short attention span, singer Cee-Lo's ease with throwing vocals together on the fly) and deliver something more focused, something that doesn't require so much sorting through. They've done that, to an extent-- not by any huge, transformative leap, but a little. And much like your average SSRI, it means less of the unpredictable magic and the sideways song-notions that sold the first album.

It'd be cruel and point-missing to pick on them for this-- as cruel as it'd be to tell your friends they're more "fun" when they're off their meds. More importantly, there are times, as DM's beats trail by in their muddy, tasteful way, where Cee-Lo sets to work developing something terrific, even if it's not the shiny pop thrill a lot of fans might want. What Cee-Lo seems to be after is a kind of restrained, gut-searching soul music, packed with even more self-doubt and self-laceration than the first record. Get over the lack of colorful pop baubles, and you'll notice that the best work here comes in the form of low-key cuts about isolation and uncertainty, like "Who's Gonna Save My Soul". Oddly enough, that means this album will be a grower-- dead opposite the flash and fade of that debut.

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Old 03-26-08, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollowgen
man alive, the pricing for this release is ridiculous. the cheapest "on sale" i've found so far is $12.00! any suggestions/good deals?
FYI: Best Buy has the album on sale on their site for $9.99 with free shipping.
Old 03-27-08, 11:30 AM
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I loved the first Gnarls Barkley album. I'll probably get around to purchasing this next month. "Crazy" isn't even my favorite song on St. Elsewhere - as excellent a track as it is.
Old 03-30-08, 02:51 PM
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Funny, I saw this last week at Best Buy - I thought they released it early. I'll find it used someday.
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Originally Posted by Hollowgen
FYI: Best Buy has the album on sale on their site for $9.99 with free shipping.

could have posted the link right to it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....p=1&id=1828315
Old 03-30-08, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by whotony
could have posted the link right to it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....p=1&id=1828315
man, this thread is full of grouches!
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well you could have.

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