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Sharkey & C-Ray Walz Are...Monster Maker How many listeners want to hear hyperactive tunes about alienation and pain from an eccentric hip-hop duo? Quite a few, actually — just ask ...Sharkey & C-Ray Walz Are...Monster MakerHip-Hop/Rap How many listeners want to hear hyperactive tunes about alienation and pain from an eccentric hip-hop duo? Quite a few, actually — just ask ...2007-07-20
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Sharkey & C-Ray Walz Are...Monster Maker

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Status: In Season

How many listeners want to hear hyperactive tunes about alienation and pain from an eccentric hip-hop duo? Quite a few, actually — just ask Gnarls Barkley. Though Monster Maker is unlikely to yield a ”Crazy”-size hit, the CD does offer its own peculiar pleasures, with Walz’s frantic rants making mincemeat out of producer Sharkey’s busy electro-organic beats. The standout track? A reimagining of Eddy Grant’s ”Electric Avenue,” wherein the ominous mood gives way to one of inspired silliness. B+
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