Thursday, December 9, 2010

Listening to Girl Talk's All Day

Girl Talk released his last album, All Day through Illegal Art nearly a month ago. True to form, the album contained a huge number of overlapping samples from popular music from the past few decades (but mostly modern). If you haven't yet, you can download the album for free here.

The album is great to listen to, but a number of things have made the experience better.

Soon after the album was released, fans were crowdsourcing the songs used on the album's Wikipedia page. Unfortunately, the track listing and song list were removed from Wikipedia and replaced with a link to the Illegal Art page that lists all of the songs used in alphabetical order. The only problem is that it doesn't list the songs by the track they're used in, just by artist name...boooo!

Fortunately, there are a number of other sources to use while listening to the album to know when songs come in, and when they cut out.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon this graphic from GraphJam. The graphic shows, in radial form, the songs used in each track and when they come in.

Even better, is the project from Mashup Breakdown. Rather than simply listing the songs used or just stating when they come in and leave, this resource uses the audio and shows you, in real time, which songs are playing at that particular moment.
Mashup Breakdown

So, if you haven't, take a listen to the album and follow along!

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