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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