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Gregg Gillis says he doesn't mind if Girl Talk is labeled a novelty.
December 4, 2010 In the first five seconds of "This Is the Remix," Girl Talk samples everyone from Herbie Hancock to Bananarama to rapper Rick Ross. Believe it or not, there's a method to Girl Talk's madness on its new album, All Day.
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Girl Talk massages bits and pieces of music on the 71-minute mash-up, All Day.
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November 19, 2010 This week saw two big music releases: a new album from pop baritone Josh Groban and the new download from mash-up genius Girl Talk. Music critic Tom Moon offers his thoughts on two very different albums.
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November 15, 2010 The mash-up king's All Day contains samples from 373 songs, but it'll take a while to download.
November 24, 2009 As expected with any list of its nature, our rundown of the Decade's 50 Most Important Recordings has drawn both praise and criticism, particularly from diehard fans of artists and albums that didn't make the cut. As one user put it in the comments, "How dare they list X, and I see no mention of Y?!" While we did our best to be inclusive, a lot of our individual choices didn't end up on the final list. Here are just a few, chosen by the reviewers who lobbied for them.
December 16, 2008 Rock critic Ken Tucker offers up his top 10 lists of the best albums and singles of 2008.music. Here's his look at some of his own favorites.
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December 15, 2008 When the votes started pouring in from NPR listeners for the year's best albums, two things became clear immediately: It was going to be tight, and many of the top spots would go to new, smaller bands and their debut albums. Bigger, more established acts (Coldplay, My Morning Jacket) were well represented, but listeners seemed more inspired by the year's quieter, more intimate albums.
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December 15, 2008 For the past few weeks, listeners have been voting for the best albums of 2008 in the All Songs Considered online poll. Bob Boilen talks about the year in music and the poll's final results, singling out music from Bob Dylan, She & Him, Girl Talk and this year's top album from Fleet Foxes.
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October 29, 2008 Gregg Gillis is a Pittsburgh DJ and musical mixologist who was known only by his stage name, Girl Talk, until his music took off and he could quit his day job as a biomedical engineer. Often, music by mixologists sounds esoteric, but that could hardly be claimed of Girl Talk's latest mashup album, Feed the Animals.
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October 10, 2008 Mash-up artist Girl Talk may feature more than 300 samples on his new album, Feed the Animals, but creator Greg Gillis says that he has only 100 MP3s on his laptop. He's more interested in the bits and pieces of music, even when it's only a split second.
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July 7, 2008 The results are in: After several weeks of tallying votes, we've got a pretty good idea of what NPR listeners think are the best CDs so far in 2008. Many were albums we've already covered this year on the show, but there were plenty of others we never got to. On this edition of All Songs Considered we'll look at the poll results and play some of the CDs we missed. Hear music from Panic at the Disco, Santogold, Girl Talk and more.
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