I've loved mash-ups for ages. The only problem is that until this album there has never been an easy way of getting my hands on a collection of mash-ups all in one go. Yes, there have been various attempts at mash-up albums before, but nothing like this; they've mostly been nothing more than a repackaged mix album of dance tracks no-one's ever heard of.
How refreshing then that every track that has been mashed on "Mashed" is a famous track in its own right. Not only that, but - unlike the annoying mix albums - the mashers behind this album have created individual mashed-up tracks. I'm amazed at how BIG some of the artists and tracks are on this album (Madonna, The Doors, Franz Ferdinand, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Peggy Lee, Pink Floyd...)
Making mash-ups is an absolute art-form; it's about knowing which tracks work well together and sometimes the most unlikely collaborations bring out the most exciting results - this is definitely the case with these mash-ups. They have been done so cleverly and work so well together that they almost make you forget how the tracks sounded before they were mashed together! Hearing is believing.
An excellent buy well worth waiting for! Highly recommended