Music Review: Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple

In a time when music is more manufactured than original and artists are more about fanfare than fan-pleasing, it’s refreshing when an album comes along and pushes the boundaries of our social norms. It’s that much more viagra professional refreshing when that album is three weeks ahead of the original release date! =

Gnarls Barkley, on their sophomore offering The Odd Couple, show us why we never listened to our grandmother’s old adage, “Don’t rush a good thing, good things are worth waiting for,” but, then again, this isn’t Granny’s music. DJ Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob fame stick to the same dark formula that made their classic debut album two years ago such a success. With standout songs “Would Be Killer,” “Run (For Your Life),” and “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul,” it’s not hard to see why fans of 2006’s St. Elsewhere have been patiently awaiting the return of these two melancholy virtuosos. The latter selection, with its not-so-gospel-inspiring sound, is arguably the album’s best track.

The dark, melodious lyrics on The Odd Couple remind us all of what we’d like to say when we’re having a bad day, coming out of a relationship, or just depressed for no reason at all. Granny also said, “Good things come to those that wait,” and, in regards to those who have waited for this album, this is true. But I’m sure your grandmother would flip her favorite rocker upon hearing this second compilation from Gnarls Barkley.

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