The eccentric pair of two geniuses, such as Danger Mouse (who plays producer and the up something as far as possible) and Cee-Lo (a voice and a way to sing like the great figures of black music, and height in hip-hop others-such as Jay Z) could not have chosen a better title holder for his second assault. The Odd Couple, or the odd couple in Spanish, is just that, the strangeness of the Gnarls Barkley are not sounding as put the disc, according to remember the wonders that submitted under its debut.
The biggest obstacle is that this work, when it comes to access it, is remember St. Elsewhere (2006, Warner). A perfect combination of hits with electronic music and black in the daba target without delay, with Crazy Smiley Faces as ships or insignia to pull ahead. Instead The Odd Couple not have that, no hits, no songs you might see a catchy rhythm, that makes you dance or enjoy nonstop. To understand this work forget to electronics and pace, we must put the mind and white recall the era of soul with people like Sam Cooke or Sly and the Family Stone, but that it at its slowest vein, nothing to remember the Stand! (1969, Epic) from the latter, we should see an Al Green influenced, of course, under the psychedelia that Sly or Funkadelic were at the time. Then there yes, the disc grows, and how.
Run is the hit that all bands throwers to compete in the radio well and the public have gained experience and power in the rest of songs. Danger Mouse, producer and main head thinking of the couple sound strange, seems to have that idea in mind: to risk the most, without establishing in how easy (if there had been a continuation of the path had its debut ido shot?) But also satisfy any other person not to cut both by the sudden. So? Run? is a direct dart, which listeners and have to raise the volume to maximize. But there just because there is no more, the speed, electronically, the desire to put aside party to point to high-called neo soul.
Now it’s Surprise which can combine well what point to make in the future. The mix is perfect, a quiet, slow and a slight rise to the refrain, while the voice of Cee-Lo ever win over the whole lie and remind the classics. Ironically, the song can symbolize that change is the same as stated in one of his verses:? Don? T be surprised? Function hitherto Gnarls Barkley have not ceased to do. Going On has the same structure, parties with more breaks and more pronounced way, whereas background seems to hear an organ church. As Mary Blind, more pop.
For the slow lane, ballad and more naked, it remains the theme No Time Soon, a tough emotional song of love, with good use of the chorus throughout the song, as well Who? S Gonna Save My Soul?, Structure and message Like the traditional and Neighbours darker.
We have re-done, The Odd Couple is for skeptics who want to see that a group can make the turn 360 degrees and continue to be explosive. It made the idea of the disappearance of pace, but when it takes over one disc, you do not loose, but the more you listen grows and grows, especially the voice of Cee-Lo.