All Day (Girl Talk album)

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All Day
Girl Talk All Day.jpg
Studio album by Girl Talk
Released November 15, 2010
Genre Mash-up
Label Illegal Art
Producer Gregg Gillis
Girl Talk chronology
Feed the Animals
(2008)
All Day
(2010)

All Day is the fifth studio album by American musician Gregg Gillis, known by his stage name Girl Talk. The album was originally released as a free digital download by Illegal Art on November 15, 2010. Gillis composed the album using overlapping samples of 372 songs by other artists.[1] All Day was released as one seamless 71-minute file and as 12 separate tracks, available in MP3 and FLAC.[2] As with prior Girl Talk albums, the Illegal Art website states that All Day was "intended to be listened to as a whole," but was "broken up into individual tracks only for easier navigation."[3]

Illegal Art later published a complete list of samples used on the album on their website.[4] Other sources have created time listings[5] to assist in studying the music.[6] The album, segmented into twelve "episodes", is used as the soundtrack to the 2011 feature-length Jacob Krupnick dance video, "Girl Walk//All Day".[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[9]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[10]
The A.V. Club B+[11]
The Boston Phoenix 4/4 stars[12]
MSN Music A[13]
Now 3/5[14]
Paste 8.2/10[15]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[16]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[17]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[18]

All Day was well received by most music critics upon its release. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 79 out of 100, indicating "Generally positive reviews."[8]

The samples in the album were described as "instantly recognizable hooks"[19] Reviewers frequently praised the innovation of the music style, saying that it is "like nothing you've ever heard,"[20] "[rehabilitation for] disposable pop,"[21] among those "tricks [that] just don’t get old,"[22] with appeal "first for the sampled songs themselves, [and] second for the thrill of the novelty of early mash-ups,"[12] and that "the entire mega-mash-up is stupendously danceable."[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Oh No" – 5:39
  2. "Let It Out" – 6:29
  3. "That's Right" – 5:22
  4. "Jump on Stage" – 6:22
  5. "This Is the Remix" – 6:02
  6. "On and On" – 5:09
  7. "Get It Get It" – 5:33
  8. "Down for the Count" – 6:37
  9. "Make Me Wanna" – 6:23
  10. "Steady Shock" – 5:47
  11. "Triple Double" – 6:27
  12. "Every Day" – 5:10

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Blinov, Paul (November 24, 2010). "All Day". Vue Weekly. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ganz, Jacob (November 15, 2010). "A Few Things To Do While You Wait To Download The Free New Girl Talk Album". NPR. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Girl Talk – All Day". Illegal Art. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ Girl Talk – All Day Samples List
  5. ^ Gray, Tyler (December 7, 2010). "Infographic: Girl Talk's Latest Mashup Masterpiece Deconstructed". fastcompany.com. Fast Company (magazine). Archived from the original on December 25, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Girl Talk: Cataloging Samples 'All Day'". npr.org. NPR. December 4, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ Girl Walk//AllDay
  8. ^ a b "Reviews for All Day by Girl Talk". Metacritic. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  9. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "All Day – Girl Talk". AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ Karan, Tim (November 17, 2010). "Girl Talk – All Day". Alternative Press. Archived from the original on November 19, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Kornhaber, Spencer (November 30, 2010). "Girl Talk: All Day". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Battan, Carrie (November 22, 2010). "Girl Talk | All Day". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 18, 2011). "Girl Talk/Nicki Minaj". MSN Music. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Richards, Jason (November 25, 2010). "Girl Talk – All Day". Now. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ Grimm, Beca; Stiernberg, Bonnie; Makepeace, Kelly (November 15, 2010). "Girl Talk: All Day Mash-Up Review". Paste. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ Cohen, Ian (November 29, 2010). "Girl Talk: All Day". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  17. ^ Sheffield, Rob (November 16, 2010). "All Day". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  18. ^ Jones, Huw (December 5, 2010). "Girl Talk: All Day". Slant Magazine. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ Klinge, Steve (November 28, 2010). "New Recordings". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Media Holdings. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  20. ^ Wawzenek, Bryan (November 20, 2010). "Saturday Night Special: Girl Talk, All Day". gibson.com. Gibson Guitar Corporation. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  21. ^ Lang, George (December 3, 2010). "CD Review: Girl Talk "All Day"". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 
  22. ^ Dunlevy, T'Cha; Perusse, Bernard (November 25, 2010). "New music Nov. 25: Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Jonathan Richman, Girl Talk". Montreal Gazette. Postmedia Network. Retrieved December 12, 2010. 

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