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I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

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I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Latest project from DJ Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), with contributions from Iggy Pop and Martha Wainwright

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Southern Fried
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  1. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    While probably not destined for true classic status, this still a far better record than you might expect at this stage in Cook's career.
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  2. 6.0 |   Spin

    The latest project from Norman Cook, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim, comes with a cute backstory about a group of friends dropping by his studio for '70s-era jam sessions.. this mash of rock, soul, and rocksteady is distinctly collaborative.
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  3. 6.0 |   Clash

    Some of the album fails to live up to the stellar cast... However, any pop mind that pairs David Byrne with Dizzee Rascal must surely be quick on the uptake.
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  4. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Emmy The Great wafts delightfully over understated groove Seattle but other tracks can irritate, a sure sign that it's our Norm.
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  5. 5.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    A repository for stuff that wouldn't get the Fatboy Slim fans going nuts.
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  6. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    As a DJ he remains on top of his game, yet as a producer you wonder if a more radical departure is in order.
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  7. 4.0 |   NME

    Norm’s ongoing mojo-crisis still shows... irritating series of greyed-out blotches of Balearic funk.
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  8. 4.0 |   The Sunday Times

    This latest project from Norman Cook is holed from the minute it sets sail.
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  9. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    The guest list is impressive but Cook's shtick of welded-together loops and samples remains the same, and it sounds wearied.
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  10. 4.0 |   The Independent

    …none of the tracks sounds like it just had to exist, and that lack of any compulsive quality ultimately dooms the project to marginal curio status.
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  11. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Lurching between art-rock, trip-hop and carnival pop... redolent of Cook's worst indulgences as Fatboy Slim. Still, the contributors ensure it has its moments
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