3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Comfort Food For Fatboy Fans,
This review is from: Palookaville (Audio CD)Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, has been quoted as saying he is 'comfortable' with this album - he usually hates his records once he has finished creating them. As a single word description of an album, this is pretty apt.
More live instruments and celebrity collaboraters and vocalists give this album more rounded edges and feelgood factor than the previous Fatboy albums and at the same time I think a little bit less raw excitement. There are no tracks which would make you jump on the dance floor at the first few bars, but (a few swear words apart) you wouldn't mind your kids listening to it - in fact mine are singing the sample from "Don't Let The Man Get You Down" right now!
I personally can't get Bootsie Collins's vocals from "The Joker" out of my head - several people have been surprised by me telling them I love their peaches and can I shake their tree! Altogether a 'slow burner' that I have been listening to every day and getting into more each time.