Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Fatboy Slim: On the Floor at the Boutique [Astralwerks, 1998]
The stupid album he's not genius enough to make himself is a live mix tape segueing many dance records unknown to me and a few I've long loved, most crucially the Jungle Brothers' groove-setting "Because I Got It Like That." All are speeded up so that the vocalists, let's call them, sound less like cartoons--except on "Michael Jackson," which samples the J5's Saturday-morning show--than like they've just huffed helium. Jumping jack laugh, it's a gas gas gas. A-