Norman cooks up a treat!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Halfway Between the Gutter & The Stars (Audio CD)
The other review here at Amazon.co.uk thought that this album wasn't as good as the other albums by Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook). I completely disagree. This album isn't as good as the second album "You've Come A Long Way, Baby". But then again, that album was a masterpiece from start to finish, so I wasn't really expecting Norm to top it easily. That said, this is a fantastic album. It's worth buying for the tracks released as singles alone. True, a couple of the tracks don't work too well, but the majority are fantastic, and any Fatboy Slim fan should find them great to listen to.
Norman Cook said that in this album he wanted to do music which he wanted to do, rather than all the usual stuff which everyone else wants him to do, and I commend him highly for that. For that reason however, this album will unlikely be as popular in the mainstream as YCALWB was. But for any true Fatboy Slim fan, the album will be a triumph. Get this album if you enjoyed Norman Cook's previous offerings, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. And if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, just remember the lyric from track 2 on the album, Star 69: "They know what is what, but they don't know what is what, they just strut - what the f..."