by Girl Talk
Released: May 2006
Label: Illegal Art
After two albums spent cutting up hits with glitch beats, Girl Talk struck gold with Night Ripper, finding a broad fan base for his po-mo pop and becoming a figurehead in the "copyleft" movement, which posits sampling as an art form in its own right. Inspired by acts like the Beastie Boys, Night Ripper combines beats and loops from hundreds of songs into a seamless flow. Leaning hard on hooks and choruses, and drawing from both chart pop and indie rock, it assumes a broad musical knowledge of the listener, but club-ready beats are there to fall back on.
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