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Deep and dark
on 6 April 2008
The new album from Gnarls Barkley picks up very much in the same vein as St Elsewhere, with an eclectic blend of deep grooves and highly experimental production styles and beats from Dangermouse, and Ceelo's sombre lyrics fused with his unique, bombastic and heartbreakingly soulful delivery. The album has so much heart and reverence for 60's soul, pop and psychadelia, as well as embracing cutting edge experimentation that it's hard not to find something to love about it. Admittedly some of the tracks are more difficult than others, but this is an album that stands up to and grows with repeated listening. Personally, I'm a massive fan of Gnarls Barkley and feel this is a better all round album than their exceptional debut, so if that did it for you, there's really no excuse!