Palookaville (album)

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Studio album by Fatboy Slim
Released 4 October 2004 (UK)
5 October 2004 (US)
Recorded 2003–04
Genre Big beat
Length 53:27
Label Skint (UK)
Astralwerks (US) ASW 64748
Producer Fatboy Slim, Simon Thornton
Fatboy Slim chronology
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
(2000)Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars2000
Here Lies Love
(2010)Here Lies Love2010
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
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
The Irish Times3/5 stars[5]
Mojo2/5 stars[6]
Q3/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[9]
Uncut3/5 stars[11]

Palookaville is the fourth studio album by English big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released on 4 October 2004, approximately four years after the previous one. 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.[12] The album was nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album.[13]

Track listing[edit]

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


  • 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"


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Palookaville – Fatboy Slim". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (8 October 2004). "Palookaville". Entertainment Weekly. 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. ^ "Fatboy calls the tune" Archived 26 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine., The Argus, 4 October 2004
  13. ^ "BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Grammy Awards 2006: Key winners". BBC News. 9 February 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  15. ^ "British album certifications – Fatboy Slim – Palookaville". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Palookaville in the search field and then press Enter.