Girl Talk
All Day


4.0
excellent

Review

by Eno USER (34 Reviews)
November 18th, 2010 | 161 replies | 18,789 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I'm a creep (oh baby I like it raw) I'm a weirdo (oh baby i like it raaaaaaaaw)

8 of 9 thought this review was well written

Girl Talk is essential for the sampling world. With a modern music scene dominated by bedroom artists, creating bastardized songs stealing from the pop world that revolves around them, Girl Talk is the center-focus of the style. From his inspiring, open live shows to freely giving away his music, Girl Talk is undoubtedly the hero of plunderphonics in the mainstream. Greg Gillis started off under the moniker while studying biomedical engineering in college, creating his earliest mash-up projects, which involved heavily glitched and tortured samples of a clusterfuck of hip-hop and pop songs. His first two official albums are forgetful, loose mixes that while involving way too much experimentation and awkward electronics, showed potential and much energy on Girl Talk's part. Night Ripper was Gillis' breakthrough album, an epic DJ instrumental album that flowed with perfection, professional syncing of songs from genres so varied that it kept the listener in their seats wondering what Girl Talk could drop next. Feed The Animals showed much progression, Girl Talk creating longer tracks that came off as self-sufficient songs.

All Day opens shining with character and personality, mixing Ludacris' chanting over the classic metal track "War Pigs". From there on, the first several tracks continue with the best flow heard yet from Girl Talk, tracks fading into each other in an elegantly musical format. It's immediately noticeable that on this new LP Gillis has brought out his best, successfully mixing his most complex techniques with his earlier, funner side. The very first few tracks contain more eye-opening samples combos than most of Feed The Animals, creating his most interactive record in a while. Track after track Gillis keeps interest, from the highly melodic mix of Joey Ramone's signature vocals over a keyboard loop stolen from The Doors, to Girl Talk's most triumphant mix yet of ODB toasting over Radiohead. The production techniques further the improvement made on Feed The Animals, including Gillis' most impressive, pitch-perfect use of vocal sampling as well as a peak of rhythmic syncopation, using endless sources for creating live and energetic percussion. However what keeps All Day together is its flow akin to Night Ripper, creating a solid mix, leaving the album meant to "be listened to as a whole" as Girl Talk said himself. Due to its length, the later tracks on the LP don't interest as much as the opening few, but its endless sampling of new-wave synths and small quirky moments leave the album with a lasting impression.

To complain about All Day's similarity to previous Girl Talk albums or the lack of innovation is missing the point; Girl Talk's music is not about progression, but a celebration of style. The waits for his releases are always fun, wondering what he'll mix next and always throwing us off. Girl Talk is revolutionary in the sense that his music has no limits to objectification. Devout fans embrace themselves in the technicality of the samples, while simultaneously his music can be summed up by a youtube link sent to friends in awe. It may not be the most original or rewarding release of the year; however, All Day is Girl Talk doing what he does best, at his funnest and most technically proficient.



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Enotron
November 18th 2010



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

don't know how i feel about this review(point out typos, i wrote more than usual)

however i do know that this has my best summary yet : )

Ire
November 18th 2010



41749 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

get out da way bitch get out da way

SeaAnemone
November 18th 2010



19740 Comments


Rude Boy // Waiting Room

omg




Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

Enotron
November 18th 2010



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^word right!

theacademy
November 18th 2010



28255 Comments


urgh

im gonna read this

Enotron
November 18th 2010



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

urgh

im gonna read this


nervous : /

SCREAM!
November 18th 2010



9979 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Was an interesting first listen but i dont feel like ill ever want to go back to it. A handful of parts did have a wow factor to them but it didnt feel like enough overall

Digging: Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere

theacademy
November 18th 2010



28255 Comments


From his inspiring, open live shows to freely giving away his music


*other people's music

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2010



17200 Comments


academy needs drinks and friends itt

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2010



30882 Comments


Surprised it took this long for a review

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

SeaAnemone
November 18th 2010



19740 Comments


DUMB QUESTION!


Is it fair to consider Girl Talk an artist? How about my friend who DJ's as a hobby and routinely makes many mash-ups, is that an artist? Where does the line get drawn, do you have to make it your own product, something unique... more than just combining a few elements of other artists?

Probably a dumb question... just a whim I was wondering the other day.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2010



17200 Comments


i dont care what the fuck you call it. all i knows is that i enjoy it.

theacademy
November 18th 2010



28255 Comments


pos

hate it but it's pretty well-written

Enotron
November 18th 2010



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

@sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art

but yes a friend who makes mash-ups as a hobby is, in my eyes, an artist. anyone can really be an artist.

cademy: thanks

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
November 18th 2010



30882 Comments


He's still an artist/dj

natey
November 18th 2010



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Is it fair to consider Girl Talk an artist?

yes


JWT155
November 18th 2010



9205 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Album rules. Representing the 412.

theacademy
November 18th 2010



28255 Comments


he's clearly an artist but so is fucking brokencyde and fred phelps' daughter who made that stupid lady gaga poker face parody

that shouldn't be the burning question


natey
November 18th 2010



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

your posts are like artwork

Enotron
November 18th 2010



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hey now that was a great parody



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