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Feed the Animals [Explicit]

September 23, 2008

$8.99
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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Play Your Part (Pt. 1) [Explicit]
4:44
2
Shut The Club Down [Explicit]
3:06
3
Still Here [Explicit]
3:57
4
What It's All About [Explicit]
4:14
5
Set It Off [Explicit]
3:41
6
No Pause [Explicit]
3:12
7
Like This [Explicit]
3:21
8
Give Me A Beat [Explicit]
4:12
9
Hands In The Air [Explicit]
4:20
10
In Step [Explicit]
3:23
11
Let Me See You [Explicit]
4:03
12
Here's The Thing [Explicit]
4:45
13
Don't Stop [Explicit]
2:58
14
Play Your Part (Pt. 2) [Explicit]
3:25


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Label: Illegal Art
  • Copyright: 2008 Illegal Art
  • Total Length: 53:21
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001ELBVLG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girl Talk: Feed the Animals May 21, 2009
By Brian
Format:MP3 Music
Greg Gillis wants to feed us: his "tigers", his fans. In May 2006, he bitch-slapped the summer into an early start by dropping the ~*pArTy AlBuM oF tHa YeAr*~,Night Ripper. Critical success was substantial, though the dubious legality of Girl Talk's artistic medium prevented the album from rolling on any major hype-machinery. Still, an underground following gave Gillis the success he needed to literally quit his day job (as a biomedical engineer no less) and tour in support of Night Ripper full time.

If Secret Diary and Unstoppable were products of a Macbook Geek's glitchy sample-obsession, ,Feed the Animals (technically his fourth "LP", if you can call it that) is a distillation of the unparalleled skill revealed in Night Ripper's mind-blowingly unexpected mash-ups. Like the hippest upstart chefs from Soho to San Fran, Gillis mixes unexpected flavors to astounding success; though it didn't seem possible to top the eclecticism of Night Ripper, Feed the Animals has in fact proven a more diverse entree, captivating the senses with mixtures of Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac, UGK and the Unicorns (full sample list on Wikipedia).
Where Girl Talk's forebears DJ Shadow and The Avalanches went for cohesive combinations of samples from a variety of sources, Gillis takes a more streamlined approach: he tears up the entire pop canon. So instead of impressive, behemoth songs like "Frontier Psychiatrist", Girl Talk operates in "AHA!" moments, placing songs into new contexts that somehow sound more natural than their original structures. The album has you wondering whether Kanye didn't secretly conspire to produce "No Diggity" 11 years after the fact.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feed The Animals Historical Context April 19, 2010
Format:MP3 Music
Though "mashups" are a relatively new phenomenon, the general idea behind their creation is not. As with most electronic music, there is a deep connection between the past and present, and this is certainly the case in Girl Talk's album Feed The Animals. Often known more for his piracy than artistic value, Gregg Gillis, or, Girl Talk, successfully places together music from many different genres and decades in a way that allows a multitude of people to appreciate the music in their own way. While appreciating the melodious verses created in Feed The Animals, I also intend to give it a sort of historical perspective in electronic music for a further appreciation of the music.

Being able to listen to only the catchiest or most inventive parts of various songs is one of the many reasons why mashups are so enjoyable. Perhaps my favorite song on the album, "No Pause", blends many of my favorite melodies and lyrics of songs by Jurassic 5, Heart, and Yael Naim, as well as many others. While each of these songs has a great amount of value from start to finish, there are certain parts that stand out above the rest, each of which is highlighted in "No Pause." Putting these different samples together reminds me of an almost modern day version of musique concrète, as the creators Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry were some of the first to splice together parts of electronic recordings. As pioneers of experimental electronic music, artists such as Gregg Gillis still use many of the same ideas as those found in many of the early musique concrète recordings.

Perhaps the only thing better than listening to the best parts of various songs played in one song is when they are layered over one another.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girl Talk: Feed the Animals May 21, 2009
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
Greg Gillis wants to feed us: his "tigers", his fans. In May 2006, he bitch-slapped the summer into an early start by dropping the ~*pArTy AlBuM oF tHa YeAr*~,Night Ripper. Critical success was substantial, though the dubious legality of Girl Talk's artistic medium prevented the album from rolling on any major hype-machinery. Still, an underground following gave Gillis the success he needed to literally quit his day job (as a biomedical engineer no less) and tour in support of Night Ripper full time.

If Secret Diary and Unstoppable were products of a Macbook Geek's glitchy sample-obsession, ,Feed the Animals (technically his fourth "LP", if you can call it that) is a distillation of the unparalleled skill revealed in Night Ripper's mind-blowingly unexpected mash-ups. Like the hippest upstart chefs from Soho to San Fran, Gillis mixes unexpected flavors to astounding success; though it didn't seem possible to top the eclecticism of Night Ripper, Feed the Animals has in fact proven a more diverse entree, captivating the senses with mixtures of Daft Punk and Fleetwood Mac, UGK and the Unicorns (full sampling list here: [...]

Where Girl Talk's forebears DJ Shadow and The Avalanches went for cohesive combinations of samples from a variety of sources, Gillis takes a more streamlined approach: he tears up the entire pop canon. So instead of impressive, behemoth songs like "Frontier Psychiatrist", Girl Talk operates in "AHA!" moments, placing songs into new contexts that somehow sound more natural than their original structures. The album has you wondering whether Kanye didn't secretly conspire to produce "No Diggity" 11 years after the fact.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST GIRL TALK CD
Love, Love , Love this Cd. It is great. Have been listening to it for years. it is not on iTunes so I bought it off of Amazon, great price. Amazing!
Published 3 months ago by marie humes
5.0 out of 5 stars If You Like Mashups, This Is The One For You!
Mashups aren't for everyone, but this one is great! From top to bottom song content, mixing, sound quality, you name it. Got it for accompanying my runs...and very pleased!
Published 4 months ago by Edward J. Crapo
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Girl Talk as Expected
The composition and flow of this album is nothing new to any Girl Talk fan, but the continued, uninterrupted beats flow straight from one song to the next allowing for an upbeat,... Read more
Published 11 months ago by C. K. Sanford
1.0 out of 5 stars Where is that 0 star already?
This CD was terrible. And not just because he is using other artists music, and seemingly getting away with breaking the law (for now). Read more
Published 12 months ago by F. Arevalo
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album ever
I just cant get enough of this disk. It has everything you could ever want if you are in to mashups. Highly recommend. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Dylan's Bride
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this music.
Granted I am a little late to the party only recently discovering this band but I absolutely LOVE this music. Read more
Published 15 months ago by E. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Holla
I enjoy the music of Girl Talk and this is certainly worth the download. Give it a spin and enjoy.
Published 16 months ago by gellikit
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange
Like one of his other CD's, I bought this after hearing Girl Talk at a party. I don't know if it was the alcohol or what, but I liked it better at the party. It's ok, I guess. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Z. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album for working out
This is my favorite album to run or workout to. The music is so high energy and every song is an awesome mix of current and oldies.
Published 16 months ago by Alyssa T
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
This is a song, I listened to it, and it played, I dont rate music, it is a matter of taste.
Published 17 months ago by Nick Arvetis
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