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GalacticAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Boe Money (Featuring The Rebirth Brass Band) 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Double It (Featuring Big Freedia) 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. Bacchus (Featuring Allen Toussaint) 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Katey Vs. Nobby (Featuring Katey Red And Sissy Nobby) 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. Dark Water (Featuring John Boutte) 3:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Do It Again (Featuring Cheeky Blakk) 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Liquor Pang (Featuring Josh Cohen And Ryan Scully From The Morning 40 Federation) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen13. You Don't Know (Featuring Glen David Andrews And The Rebirth Brass Band) 4:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Speaks His Mind (Featuring Walter ''Wolfman'' Washington) 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Do It Again (Again) (Featuring Cheeky Blakk) 1:08$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Inside the new Galactic album YA-KA-MAY


New Orleans is a city defined by its unique and colorful history. It's for that reason that most tend to view the place as something of a musical museum while ignoring the town's vibrant and innovative new music. In New Orleans, the hip-hop at the heart of today's culture emerged from an energetic, highly eroticized and occasionally gender-bending music called "bounce". ... Read more in Amazon's Galactic Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 9, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Anti
  • ASIN: B0030OJPA4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Galactic have made what may be the definitive New Orleans Tribute With YA-KA-MAY, by recognizing this fundamental truth; that all of the town's seemingly disparate styles jazz, brass bands and funk as well as the newer bounce/hip hop are intrinsically linked.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another guest-laden album (N.O. Edition) February 13, 2010
Format:Audio CD
For the second time Galactic has invited guests along for their most New Orleans-centric album to date. Unfortunately, I found a majority of the album fell short this time (along with their last release). There are some great songs on here though I recommend..Boe Money (feat. Rebirth), Heart of Steel (feat. (the great!) Irma Thomas), Dark Water, & Do It Again. For the second time we are treated to a single (very short) instrumental by the band itself which is a disappointment. Having followed the band since their debut album Coolin' Off I'm looking forward to another album that is closer to their earlier releases.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Crescent City Brew For Your Earhole February 9, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Funk has come,funk has gone and over time it's come disguised and other times full blown. Nontheless no matter what happens it somehow ends up back in New Orleans. The first time I heard Galactic was when they burst onto the scene with their excellent Meters-like debut album Crazyhorse Mongoose. Over the years they've adapted their sound more and more to the hip-hop/funk crowd with a lot psychedelic touches. This album comes full circle with all of that. This is a guest oriented recording but there's an interesting catch: most of the participants are going to be somewhat unknown and all come from the New Orleans area. The biggest known guests are Irma Thomas and needless to say Allen Toussaint (is it really possible to make ANY album in that city without him?) and both are tremendous highlites in Irma's bluesy jam of "Heart Of Steel" and the chugging funk of "Bacchus". Even though no one else on the album is a big name there are some great new funk tunes in "Cinermascope" and "Speaks His Mind". These songs bring it all together not just from some hip-hop style rhythms to the Sly Stone,Miles Davis and Norman Whitfield that inspired them. It may sound something like The Roots but their is a difference. These compositions are not only strong but never dwell in any way on "live music naturalness",a subject I've discussed many times in my reviews. There's excellent production throughout this entire album,from reverb to echo for some exciting funk sounds and not only that everything from blues,jazz even to the African style sounds that once came out of Congo Square. Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars paparich April 17, 2010
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I own most Galactic albums- but this is really different- very Hip-Hop centric- or New Orleans Bounce style.
I enjoy some songs more than others; but some of the language is pretty strong. There are about 2 really good songs- non hard core hip hop that are good. but then again this band makes their sound match who ever is going to be leading/vocalizing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the mix of styles August 22, 2010
By Ross
Format:MP3 Music
I really enjoy this album and all the styles it brought together. I have a few other Galactivc Albums (Late for the Future and Crazyhorse Mongoose) which I listen to from time to time but this one got about ten consecutive plays. I was looking for a new album to listen to that didn't sound like other music I'd been listening to recently and this fit the bill. Full of energy (horns certainly help with that).... the only issue I would have is with the repeating vulgarities in "Do it Again" which don't bother me but do influence who I could recommend this album to (and I need to be careful if the kids are around to skip those tracks).
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another Galactic Hip Hop album March 4, 2010
By pretzel
Format:Audio CD
I was excited when I received word the new Galactic album was coming out soon. I have purchased every Galactic Album since band inception (and most band side projects and solo albums), plus I own many live recordings and have seen in concert over twenty times. I consider Galactic one of my favorite bands, but overall I was disappointed with the album as a whole. There are many great songs and guest singers on the album, however, there are many bad hip hop songs including offensive lyrics (hey Mother F. Hey Mother F.).

Please listen to song samples of every song before you purchase this album. I will admit that I prefer the older albums with strong instrumentals and the Houseman on vocals. One of my friends summed it up after the last album when they said "Galactic has turned into a back up band for mediocre Hip Hop artists."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative May 29, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Apparently most of the fans from the "old days" don't appreciate progress. This album is is soulful, funky, enthralling, and energizing. Don't get stuck in a rut -- this is talent and creativity. Go with it. I think the only one I could do without is Katey vs. Nobby and I wish there was a clean version (so the kids can listen to the whole album) but otherwise A+. I like the vocals, but would love an instrumental album with this intense feel too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Galactic brews up a high-tempo N'awlins sampler October 25, 2011
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This is a fun album. I'll keep it brief. I love Galactic and you will almost always see a different version of Galactic when you see them live. But they are amazing, adaptable, mutable, ever-changing, and extremely talented. I love the ride they provide from Boe Money through Wild Man. Awesome 1st side.

But I flirted back and forth between 4 and 5 stars. This is a 4.5 star album. it's Galactic, and I want more vinyl from them. There's a couple tracks I don't care for, but 90% of the album I love. I don't need to hear a song where the only lyrics are "Hey hey hey hey". I have to turn off the record when that track starts (it's the last track on the vinyl). My son was dancing to the album, but now we have to turn it off. What up with that Galactic? If I wanted the cussing, I'd put on some Sam Kinison. I want the sweet instruments, the funk and the jazz...I want the talented band that seems to under-achieve just a little bit from stage to studio. On the stage, Galactic can carry a lineup; in the studio, they tend to rely on their guests too much.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
It's a fab, funky cross section of music with some of the greatest talents in New Orleans. LOVE It.... It's great.
Published 10 months ago by Mack Green Llc
5.0 out of 5 stars The Diversity of NOLA
In this album, the funk instrumentalists at Galactic really took a back seat to showcase the numerous guests. There's really only one track without vocals. Read more
Published 12 months ago by JB
1.0 out of 5 stars Purchased for funk and got the other F-word instead.
I get the link between funk and soul but to rap over music of this groups calibre is analogous to pouring coke into a glass of aged scotch. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly excellent music
I heard a track on Pandora and bought the album within 24 hours just to hear that track again (cineramascope). The rest of the album holds up. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ian Hogan
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love this album!
From start to finish, this album is full of soul. Every song has its own unique flavor. Mix them together for a spicy sound that will get you dancing, growling and singing at the... Read more
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2.0 out of 5 stars i miss HOUSE MAN
I really get sad when i hear this new RAP CRAP on top of the greatest band ever... i used to go see these guys when nobody even knew who they were.. Read more
Published on January 5, 2012 by Brandon Shackelford
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Good quality: no scratches and plays fine. Came in good time after purchasing. No problems to report. Overall: I would say buy this cd and enjoy Galactic.
Published on October 22, 2011 by ecw
5.0 out of 5 stars Galactic
Are you ready to get funky? This is a great album and has lots of diversity and pizazzz! This album is not like the rest, it s extremely unique and has something to say. Read more
Published on March 24, 2011 by Shelby Padilla
4.0 out of 5 stars Some funky beats!
Galactic are an amazing funk band from New Orleans with some acidy-jazzy-jammy influences that mix to make a concoction of AWESOME! Read more
Published on March 23, 2011 by soundofthinking
5.0 out of 5 stars So amazing live!
Galactic makes some of the funkiest, funnest, dance and boogie music straight outta Nawlins! One of the best live acts to catch if you can. Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by L. Camferdam
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