Palookaville (album)

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Palookaville
Fatboy slim - palookaville.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 October 2004
Recorded2003–2004
Length53:27
Label
ProducerFatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim chronology
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
(2000)
Palookaville
(2004)
Here Lies Love
(2010)
Singles from Palookaville
  1. "Slash Dot Dash"
    Released: 20 September 2004
  2. "Wonderful Night"
    Released: 29 November 2004
  3. "The Joker"
    Released: 28 February 2005
  4. "Don't Let the Man Get You Down"
    Released: 4 July 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic53/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[5]
Mojo2/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork4.6/10[7]
Q3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[9]
SpinB[10]
Uncut3/5 stars[11]

Palookaville is the fourth studio album by English electronic music producer Fatboy Slim. It was first released on 4 October 2004 in the United Kingdom by Skint Records and a day later in the United States by Astralwerks. The album was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album.[12]

Promotion[edit]

Football club Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. temporarily named their Withdean Stadium after the name of that album following their sponsorship deal with Skint Records.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Palookaville was met with "mixed or average" reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, this release received an average score of 53 based on 24 reviews.[1]

In a review for AllMusic, critic reviewer David Jeffries wrote: "Palookaville could stand one more trimming pass, but it gives Cook's canon the needed depth. Now there's a Fatboy Slim record for that rainy day and one the long-haired freaky people can enjoy."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Let the Man Get You Down"Norman Cook, Robert Leslie Emmerson4:01
2."Slash Dot Dash"Cook2:53
3."Wonderful Night" (featuring Lateef)Cook, Lateef Deaumont4:46
4."Long Way from Home" (featuring Jonny Quality)Cook, Sean Moody4:44
5."Put It Back Together" (featuring Damon Albarn)Cook, Damon Albarn4:36
6."Mi Bebé Masoquista"Cook, Sheldon Silverstein, Michael Settle4:26
7."Push and Shove" (featuring Justin Robertson and Sharon Woolf)Cook, Justin Robertson4:27
8."North West Three"Cook, Beverley Kutner4:30
9."The Journey" (featuring Lateef)Cook, Deaumont4:36
10."Jin Go Lo Ba"Babatunde Olatunji4:40
11."Song for Chesh"Cook4:19
12."The Joker" (featuring Bootsy Collins)Steven Miller, Ahmet Ertegün, Memphis Curtis, Jr.5:21
Total length:53:27
Japanese edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."What They're Looking For"Cook5:52
14."Close To Home"Cook3:35
Total length:1:02:55
Japanese limited edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Slash Dot Dash (DJ Delite)"2:27
2."Wonderful Night (Trash Remix)"4:47
3."Wonderful Night (Wonderful Nightclub Remix)"6:35
4."Jin Go Lo Ba (Jon Carter Mix)"7:06
5."The Joker (Justin Robertson Vocal Mix)"5:34
6."Push And Shove (Acoustic Version)"4:06
Total length:30:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Norman Cook - samples, keyboards, synthesizer, programming, bass
  • Simon Thornton - guitar, mixing, engineering
  • Damon Albarn - vocals on "Put It Back Together"
  • Lateef the Truthspeaker - vocals on "Wonderful Night" and "The Journey"
  • Justin Robertson - vocals, bass and guitar on "Push and Shove"
  • Sharon Woolf - additional vocals on "Put It Back Together" and "Push and Shove"
  • Bootsy Collins - vocals on "The Joker"
  • Jonny Quality - vocals and guitar on "Long Way from Home"

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Palookaville
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 54
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[16] 83
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 59
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 67
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 48
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 40
Scottish Albums (OCC)[21] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 14
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[24] 3
US Billboard 200[25] 149
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[26] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[27] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Silver 60,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Palookaville by Fatboy Slim". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Palookaville – Fatboy Slim". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  3. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (8 October 2004). "Palookaville". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (1 October 2004). "Fatboy Slim, Palookaville". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  5. ^ Carroll, Jim (8 October 2004). "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville (Skint)". The Irish Times. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville". Mojo (131): 104. October 2004.
  7. ^ Loftus, Johnny (5 October 2004). "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville". Q (220): 120. November 2004.
  9. ^ Sinagra, Laura (22 September 2004). "Palookaville". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  10. ^ Wood, Mikael (October 2004). "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville / Prodigy: Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned". Spin. 20 (10): 115–17. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Fatboy Slim: Palookaville". Uncut (90): 99. November 2004.
  12. ^ "BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Grammy Awards 2006: Key winners". BBC News. 9 February 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Fatboy calls the tune" Archived 26 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, The Argus, 4 October 2004
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Charts.nz – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  21. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  24. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  25. ^ "Fatboy Slim Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  26. ^ "Fatboy Slim Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  27. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 12 April 2020. Select 2005年8月 on the drop-down menu
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Palookaville in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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