Review Summary: Norman has done it again, nothing more to say.
Fatboy Slim of the complete origin was originally established among a threshold of mastered big beat artists. But for the terms of Fatboy Slim, the overall genre was a matter of managing to find the heaviest way to complete the catchiest songs, and keep the audience intact. To do this, Fatboy Slim's first album in 1996 "Better Living through Chemistry", really established a complete and orderly sound for the man behind the genius, known only as Norman Quentin Cook. This man's superiority in his genre has put forth a grand assortment of fantastic sounds that employ various aspects of heaviness, and maintaining that awe striking sound of backbeats and hardcore distortions.
The whole album "You've Come a Long Way, Baby" revolves around some pretty basic aspects of big beat. Pioneering his genre at the tip of his career, this album exemplifies a true understanding of just how rich in taste this man really is. As top priority for maintain the audience after a shocking debut, the rusty formula for the rough standards big beat shows us, is to attack a more vulnerable side of the music. This album perfects this by showing the audience how to reinvent a superior sound, without overdoing it out of existence. These aspects that save albums day and night, are first seen in the first hit single 'The Rockafeller Skank' which is a twisted combination of various sounds all over the place.
The mess of sounds in this album has commercially exploited itself as one of the most highly acclaimed albums of all time. The mass proportion of creativity in this album is the saving grace from doing nothing more than recreating a second debut. The heaviness here, including songs like '***ing in Heaven', and 'Build it Up - Tear It Down' show mass amounts of imagination the Cook is so good at showing. His performances never fail to disappoint in 'Gangster Tripping' and 'Praise You', which have amazingly catchy hooks that drag you right into the song like a magnet. Most other songs in here are of similar aspects, but do well in providing some switch-ups in the back beats, and the hooks are substantial here as well. Not to mention the superior executing of vocals in here, that provides some good backdrops for the beats. The distorted vocals in this album also provide some highly acclaimed excitement to this formula in a near perfect display.
Fatboy Slim, or Norman Cook, has put together one of the most appreciated albums of all time, and shows no sign by the end of the record of slowing down. This conclusion can be drawn up from the simple fact that Fatboy Slim has created two albums now that compile some more of the catchy hooks and dragged the audience all around with it. The major difference with this album is that it influences a wider variety of people with a much more substantial variety of sounds to experiment with all along the album. The whole time this is going on, the vocals are right there in your face creating a decent sound that most will appreciate.