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The Odd Couple

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In a world where it's the norm to have a one-off collaboration between a producer and a rapper, something special has to happen to prompt a sequel. Of course, "Crazy" was all the prompting needed for Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse to rejuvenate Gnarls Barkley, their collaboration by mail that sparked the brightest and catchiest single since OutKast's "Hey Ya." But fans and critics have to understand that these two were exactly the types to walk away from a follow-up simply for the purpose of a cash-in, which makes that follow-up, The Odd Couple, such a strange proposition -- it's exactly like St. Elsewhere, and fails to reveal a single new thing. All the hallmarks of a follow-up record are here -- similar sounds and themes, for sure, but also a clear lack of innovation, lyrical and production touches that have since become clichés, and more than just a few passages that will prompt a severe case of listener déjà vu. (Of course, many listeners may enjoy that sense of déjà vu.) As before, Danger Mouse's productions are miniature, modernist spaghetti Westerns, very closely detailed whether their major voice is an acoustic guitar or a choir of unholy voices. These are then chained to amped-up beats and beefed-up basslines to create something that sounds both vintage and up to date, all at the same time. Cee-Lo's lyrics and vocals again reveal a lunatic (or seer) who's occasionally more lucid than the sane, an enlightened psychopath wrestling with his demons and revealing the thin line between being crazy and sensible. At times, The Odd Couple is a more beautiful record than its predecessor -- the duo has never put out anything more moving on a musical and emotional level than "Who's Going to Save My Soul," and Danger Mouse's production work outshines St. Elsewhere on one track ("Open Book"). But all too often Cee-Lo relies on the same sort of lyrical cipher as on St. Elsewhere, although none of them are as effective. "I don't understand how I'm so understanding"; "I'm goin' on, and I think they'll have a place for you too"; "I could be a would-be killer" -- these are the ramblings of a madman; they may sound deep and profound late at night, but they're revealed as nonsense with the light of day.
© John Bush /TiVo

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1
Charity Case album version
00:03:12

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Mark 'Exit' Goodchild, Vocal Recording Engineer - Sierra Simone, Vocals

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

2
Who's Gonna Save My Soul album version
00:03:12

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Francesco DeMasi, Writer - Jay Petach, Vocal Recording Engineer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

3
Going On album version
00:02:51

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Danielle Luppi, Choir Arranger, Choir Conductor - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Josh Klinghoffer, Double Bass - Peter Dunton, Writer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Cantori Moderni Di Alessandro Alessandroni, Choir

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

4
Run (I'm a Natural Disaster) album version
00:02:40

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Brandon Guardado, Additional Vocals - George Nixon, Assistant Engineer - Julien Chinchilla, Additional Vocals - Keith Mansfield, Writer - Tatyana Peko, Additional Vocals - Tierney Lare, Additional Vocals - Wormie, Additional Vocals - Kingston Callaway, Voice

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

5
Would Be Killer album version
00:02:21

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - John Charles Alder, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

6
Open Book album version
00:03:20

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Martin Boettcher, Writer - Mark 'Exit' Goodchild, Vocal Recording Engineer - Alfred Weyrich, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

7
Whatever album version
00:02:18

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Mark 'Exit' Goodchild, Vocal Recording Engineer - Ronald Blackwell, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

8
Surprise album version
00:03:50

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Ron Dante, Writer - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Steve Nistor, Percussion - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Josh Klinghoffer, Electric Guitar - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Gene Allen, Writer - Clint Walsh, Acoustic Guitar - Bobby Feldman, Writer - Heather McIntosh, Double Bass

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

9
No Time Soon album version
00:02:55

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - George Nixon, Assistant Engineer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

10
She Knows album version
00:02:44

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Cy Payne, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

11
Blind Mary album version
00:03:25

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

12
Neighbors album version
00:03:05

Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Nico Fidenco, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

13
A Little Better album version
00:03:07

Jason Falkner, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ - Cee-Lo Green, Lead Vocals - Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Joey Waronker, Drums, Percussion - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Darrell Thorp, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - NIGEL GODRICH, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Michel Yvon Goudy, Writer - Pierre Nacabal, Writer

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

14
Run Instrumental [I'm A Natural Disaster]
00:02:42

Gnarls Barkley, MainArtist - Stephen Marcussen, Mastering Engineer - Danger Mouse , Producer, Writer, Mixing Engineer - Kennie Takahashi, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Todd Monfalcone, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Graham Marsh, Mixing Engineer, Audio Recording Engineer - Cee Lo Green, Writer - Brandon Guardado, Additional Vocals - George Nixon, Assistant Engineer - Julien Chinchilla, Additional Vocals - Keith Mansfield, Writer - Tatyana Peko, Additional Vocals - Tierney Lare, Additional Vocals - Wormie, Additional Vocals

© 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 2008 Gnarls Barkley under exclusive license to Warner Music UK Ltd.

Album Description

In a world where it's the norm to have a one-off collaboration between a producer and a rapper, something special has to happen to prompt a sequel. Of course, "Crazy" was all the prompting needed for Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse to rejuvenate Gnarls Barkley, their collaboration by mail that sparked the brightest and catchiest single since OutKast's "Hey Ya." But fans and critics have to understand that these two were exactly the types to walk away from a follow-up simply for the purpose of a cash-in, which makes that follow-up, The Odd Couple, such a strange proposition -- it's exactly like St. Elsewhere, and fails to reveal a single new thing. All the hallmarks of a follow-up record are here -- similar sounds and themes, for sure, but also a clear lack of innovation, lyrical and production touches that have since become clichés, and more than just a few passages that will prompt a severe case of listener déjà vu. (Of course, many listeners may enjoy that sense of déjà vu.) As before, Danger Mouse's productions are miniature, modernist spaghetti Westerns, very closely detailed whether their major voice is an acoustic guitar or a choir of unholy voices. These are then chained to amped-up beats and beefed-up basslines to create something that sounds both vintage and up to date, all at the same time. Cee-Lo's lyrics and vocals again reveal a lunatic (or seer) who's occasionally more lucid than the sane, an enlightened psychopath wrestling with his demons and revealing the thin line between being crazy and sensible. At times, The Odd Couple is a more beautiful record than its predecessor -- the duo has never put out anything more moving on a musical and emotional level than "Who's Going to Save My Soul," and Danger Mouse's production work outshines St. Elsewhere on one track ("Open Book"). But all too often Cee-Lo relies on the same sort of lyrical cipher as on St. Elsewhere, although none of them are as effective. "I don't understand how I'm so understanding"; "I'm goin' on, and I think they'll have a place for you too"; "I could be a would-be killer" -- these are the ramblings of a madman; they may sound deep and profound late at night, but they're revealed as nonsense with the light of day.
© John Bush /TiVo

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