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Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Wednesday, December 10 2008

The Best Electronic(a) Albums of 2008

Ghosts, bugs, animals, tambourines, other channels, and Hercules: they're all part of the best electronic(a) music of the year.


Wednesday, July 16 2008

Life Savers: Girl Talk

Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) made me do something I never thought I would again: enjoy pop music.


Sunday, December 10 2006

Best Electronic Music of 2006

Tim O'Neil sorts through a multitude of techno, microhouse, mix CDs, and mash-ups to offer up the year's best in electronic music.


Reviews

Monday, March 14 2011

Girl Talk: 6 March 2011 - Chicago

It’s hard to walk away from a Girl Talk concert and not be a happy camper. Even better, once this party’s over, there are no beer cans to clean up before mom gets home.


Wednesday, November 17 2010

Girl Talk: All Day

Girl Talk returns with a surprise (and free) new album of mash-up fervor, but the formula's wearing thin by now.


Wednesday, December 3 2008

Girl Talk

Playing for a generation raised on energy drinks, TiVo, and Adderall, Girl Talk’s talent lies in the ability to seamlessly blend disparate pop songs into a non-stop, propulsive groove, achieving a synthesis of irony and innovation.


Sunday, June 22 2008

Girl Talk: Feed the Animals

There's no such thing as songwriters anymore, it's all about sound-as-sound, divorced from context and pureed into something wilder than could ever previously have been imagined.


Tuesday, June 20 2006

Girl Talk: Night Ripper

Sampling over 160 bands and artists on the new album, Girl Talk continues to push his way out of the space between DJ mix and mash-up and into territory all his own.


Blogs

Friday, November 19 2010

The Taxonomical Drive and Girl Talk

Citing Nina Power's book, One Dimensional Woman, Jodi Dean posts about the "taxonomical drive": [Power] introduces the idea in the context of contemporary pornography: on


Tuesday, June 16 2009

Girl Talk - Live at Bonnaroo 2009 (photos / video)

Photos by Karen Dunbar


Wednesday, January 7 2009

20 Questions: Girl Talk

Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk) sure loves Indiana Jones...


Thursday, June 19 2008

The Threat Posed By Girl Talk's New Album

Amazingly enough, Girl Talk's Greg Gillis has been met with virtual silence thus far by the major record companies, despite the relative ubiquity of 2006's


News

Thursday, August 30 2012

Girl Talk transforms and manipulates with musical mashups

ST. LOUIS — Girl Talk has perfected his recipe for the perfect mashup. For the past decade, Girl Talk (musician-DJ Gregg Gillis) has been expertly mashing


Wednesday, February 9 2011

Girl Talk is a master of musical mixes

PHILADELPHIA — When Gregg Gillis, the biomedical engineer turned pop mash-up mad scientist known as Girl Talk, mixes together a mainstream hit like Rihanna's "Rude Boy"


Tuesday, March 10 2009

Girl Talk is all about the power of pop

Imagine listening to a whole bunch of the songs that you've heard on the radio, or at parties, or at clubs, or in your room,


Monday, May 19 2008

Laptop mixologist Gregg Gillis bares (almost) all

What Gregg Gillis does on stage under the moniker Girl Talk is about as minimalist as you can get, which may be why he's known,


Monday, February 4 2008

Girl Talk blurs the line between artist and audience

Where do you draw the line between originality and flat-out musical theft? Does it even exist? Mash-up DJ Gregg Gillis wants you to reconsider your


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