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Which is your favourite mash-up album?
free downloads on last.fm. G
or Paul's Boutique by the Beatstie Boys if that counts?
The Kleptones recent album is decent too.
I've not heard it, is it a mash up album?
Think similarly 'Since I Left You' by The Avalanches.
Feed The Animals
it's Night Ripper ;)
but not as confident as Feed The Animals. Feed The Animals has much better production values, smoother mixes and better rhythm imo.
to be honest it's mainly because prefer the tunes on Night Ripper. Novelty value is a large part of why I like Girl Talk, and it doesn't get much more novel than Neutral Milk Hotel mixed with Jefferson Aeroplane over a banging dance beat.
Also, Summer Smoke=perfection.
It's so much more interesting than The Black Album.
I would have to say either The Kleptones Yoshimi Battles The Hip Hop Robots or Me and This Army, both of which are available to listen via last.fm. As for albums by remixers who have done bootlegs/mash-ups I'd have to say these two
Tone's album is very strong throughout. It's one of the few mash-up/remix albums that you can listen to in one sitting. He also records dub as part of a rather spiffing group called Version Big-fi.
is by someone who would rather die than be considered a mash-up artist. It's really just a compilation of tracks he's done over the last three years, and it's worth getting for the Kling Klang and Super Furry Animals tracks alone. And what he's done with Manfred Mann Chapter III's One Way Glass is better than what Liam did with the same track. His other compilation (Historia de la rock) has a fantastic Depeche Mode remix on it. And given that I still think Depeche Mode is music for electrical engineering students, that's a big compliment.
I've always had a lot of time for The Grey Album. It was the first mash-up album. I remember passing it to a a person I worked with who used to run a hip hop night at Night and Day here in Manchester and he was surprised by how good some of the tracks were. It made him appreciate the vocals more than the original album, although as a whole some of the tracks can be a bit samey...
Bullion's tribute to J Dilla using samples from Pet Sounds. Not strictly a mash-up as it doesn't actually feature any J beats, but if you like mash-ups you'll love it - seek it out...
Dunno whether it's my copy but the Grey Album sounds a bit rough on my ears and isn't synced as well. The Jaydiohead one is pretty much flawless though. Didn't realise Jay-Z lyrics were that good as I've pretty much ignored everything he's done cos I can't stand the production. But with Radiohead as the backing track it just, you know, goes. Not heard any others mind.