a blog with cultural bulimia.

Monday, June 19, 2006

You see, everybody is somebody.

What I'm listening to: St. Elsewhere.

"Crazy! Gnarls Barkley 'Delete' Their UK #1 From the Charts"
The degree to which 'St. Elsewhere' succeeds as psychedelia is open to debate; at first exposure, it doesn't seem especially trippy or mind-altering. Burton claims there is a 'steep learning curve' to the album, because the unorthodox tempos and cinematic elements can be lost on casual listeners. This certainly does not seem to be the case with 'Crazy.' The learning curve on that ultra-accessible single was ridiculously low, which is probably why it worked. 'To have a record go to No. 1, you have to appeal to people who have no idea who you are or what you do,' Burton says. 'That's just the way it is. ' New York Times
I like 'Crazy', of course, specially after Sean pointed me out to Nelly Furtado's version of it but my favorite song in the album is 'Who Cares?'