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  • Audio CD (9 May 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Illegal Art
  • ASIN: B000F9RM34
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 518,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let's Start This Party Right
2. I Want You Back
3. Ffun Haave To
4. What If...
5. Time To Get Glamorous
6. Unicorn Vs. Gravity
7. The Right Stuff
8. Fun In the Sun
9. Jumpin(g)
10. Friends 4 Ever

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thom B on 8 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I did what most do once they discover a great album - check out the responsible artist's back catalogue.

Long story short, words cannot describe this crap. Apparently under the genre of 'glitch', it really does sound like your media player of choice has been dropped into the bath or something. It literally gave me a headache!

At least it helps his fantastic albums look better, I suppose!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nshb on 30 April 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My favourite Girl Talk album is Unstoppable, but Secret Diary is also very good, funny, irreverent and a great album to listen to on all occasions. As "non-mash-up-philosophic" as it may be, I listen to it in the car, while working, doing homework... It's a great piece of musical exercise and, in my view, a comment on music nowadays.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I wonder what could have been... 25 Sept. 2006
By Amberic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is damn near unlistenable. It won't ever be played again. It's like they took what might have been a good mix/mash and destroyed it on purpose by sending through some assinine chain of effects boxes. There's so much distortion and bit-rate manipulation that you can't tell what's going on underneath. And that's the problem, you can't hear the music. Art is art, whatever, but this just isn't fun to listen to. It's not thoughtful, playful, deep, or anything else, it's noise for the sake of noise.

I gave Night Ripper 5 stars but I can't in good conscience recommend this whatsoever.
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Before They Were Famous... 15 Feb. 2007
By mattyp4 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Like the other reviewers before me, I will preface this by saying that I LOVE the Night Ripper album. It's a brilliantly calculated album of near perfect mash-ups. And one of the best albums of 2006.

Unstoppable, the previous album, is not as strong, but you can tell he was improving his craft, working his way up to the brilliance of Night Ripper. At least those songs sound like mash-ups in the traditional sense.

But Secret Diary, his first album, is just a mess. These "songs" are nowhere near as fluid & coherent as his later albums. Instead it sounds like your CD player is skipping. (As one reviewer pointed out, I too had to check to make sure the disc wasn't damaged!) Either that, or it brings to mind the sound your radio makes as you quickly scroll across the dial, catching split-second snippets of songs. I'd be hard-pressed to call it music. And it's certainly nothing you can dance to! One track, "Time To Get Glamorous," doesn't even use songs, but rather sound effects & such!

This album is more a meditation on noise experimentation if nothing else. It's the CD equivalent to record scratching. And it's not enjoyable. Skip this & instead go for Night Ripper & Unstoppable.
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Is this serious? 14 Feb. 2007
By John Ellison Atkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I will be the first to say that Girl Talk's "Night Ripper" is simply incredible, and it never seizes to amaze me everytime I listen to it, which is approaching the thousands.

This obsession led to a understandable Girl Talk high, prompting me to order this album.

To be honest, I spent the first hour of owning it testing the CD in every disc playing device I owned, making sure that my ears weren't deceiving me. I was convinced the disc was severely scratched or damaged. However, I was completely wrong. The tracks are supposed to be like that.

One of the most annoying things I can think of is a cd skipping, killing a mood. This entire album is intentionally like that, and it's repulsing.

Purchase Night Ripper, which is nearly perfect, but under no circumstances purchase this album.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Know what you're getting 26 Jan. 2010
By J. Weill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I bought Girl Talk's debut "Secret Diary" after hearing his party CD "Night Ripper." I had the same visceral reaction as many reviewers after I popped the disc in: was it horribly scratched? Did I really pay money for so many broken tracks? "Secret Diary" is extremely glitchy and uneven, but that's by design. There is really a method behind the madness.

Listen to "Secret Diary" a few times over at a reasonable volume, preferably with headphones on. It truly is an acquired taste, an album composed of samples that sound very harsh but actually flow a lot more smoothly than one would expect.

That said, if you're looking for a mix to play at a party, please buy one of Girl Talk's newer releases. This is strictly experimental, a glitchy pastiche of pop music.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Early efforts which appear accidently recorded. 20 Nov. 2010
By Eddie D - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Simply put - don't buy this CD.

In a time long ago, before mash-up was anywhere close to what it was today - this may of been an intriguing album.
But as all the other reviewers pointed out, different then Greg's latest efforts - this CD is basically un-listenable.

I don't fault Girl Talk. Relevant to the music at the time and the glitch scene in general, this may of been an interesting listen.
But today, with the hindsight we now have, this CD appears to be something that never should of been recorded and released.

Save your money and support this amazing artist in a different way.
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