🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Fatboy Slim

Let’s see what we think of ol’ Quentin then…

Hope Of The States get a middling score:

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Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Leonard Cohen 4.30
Pixies 4.30
Boards Of Canada 4.28
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Fugazi 4.21
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Minutemen 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Pavement 4.12
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Jason Molina 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
Nick Drake 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Slowdive 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Autechre 4.06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
MF DOOM 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Robyn 3.96
Low 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
Sigur Rós 3.93
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
The Twilight Sad 3.88
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Guided By Voices 3.82
Underworld 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Neutral Milk Hotel 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
Hope Of The States 3.58
The Smiths 3.57
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Mew 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Mastodon 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Sepultura 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Misfits 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
Nas 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
St. Vincent 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
HAIM 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
Wolf Alice 3.01
AC/DC 3.00
Frank Zappa 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Art Brut 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Paramore 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
James 2.78
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
Paul Weller 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Korn 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Fall Out Boy 1.96
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
McFly 1.85
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
Busted 1.74
KISS 1.73
Morrissey 1.69
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

Today;

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0 voters

  • Better Living Through Chemistry
  • You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby
  • Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
  • Palookaville

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  • Everybody Needs A 303
  • Punk To Funk
  • Going Out Of My Head
  • The Rockafeller Skank
  • Gangster Trippin
  • Praise You
  • Right Here, Right Now
  • Build It Up - Tear It Down
  • Sunset (Bird Of Prey)
  • Demons
  • Star 69
  • Weapon Of Choice
  • Ya Mama
  • Song For Shelter
  • Slash Dot Dash
  • Wonderful Night
  • The Joker
  • Don’t Let The Man Get You Down
  • That Old Pair Of Jeans
  • Champion Sound
  • Radioactivity
  • Please Don’t
  • Machines Can Do The Work
  • Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat
  • Where U Iz
  • Boom Fucking Boom
  • All The Ladies

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Brighton fan. 0.

2 Likes

Praise You is a perfect song that will always improve my day and mood

4 Likes

Veers too far into “wacky” too frequently for my tastes (Gangsta Trippin in particular stands out in this regard) but I have a soft spot for a few of the big singles. Saw him “live” a couple of years ago when offered a free ticket and it was fun. Fun is probably the best word for a lot of his music really.

3

(I appreciate that giving fun 3 / 5 is quite on brand for this place)

Threw some of the biggest, best parties I’ve ever been to, and I can’t wait to see him next week. One of the soundtracks to my clubbing years, and by all accounts a thoroughly decent bloke

I don’t listen as much as I used to though, so a strong four from me

Middle of the road. Started very well when relatively anonymous, but the old Norman cheese crept in once everyone knew who he was (Rockefeller Skank onwards).

Praise You and Right Here, Right Now have stood the test of time though and sound better now than they did in 1999.

Punk to Funk’s always been my favourite - anyone sampling Keith Mansfield gets my vote.

I got You’ve Come a Long Way Baby for my 10th birthday and it was pure magic.

Not an artist I’d ever put on by choice but would thoroughly enjoy if someone else did.

I wouldn’t know if he started off good or has been doing great records in the last 20 years or so but he had a knack when he was at his most ubiquitous of crafting remarkably irritating singles time after time, I just can’t bear them. It’s nothing personal but I strongly dislike the lot.

Him popping up did make me realise I’d never heard the original untouched by Norman Brimful of Asha though, and I did enjoy that this morning

Best thing he’s done

10 Likes

Not a fan. 2.

This reminds me of school discos

1 Like

Few people have got the guts to take a beat and question whether it could be bigger in quite the way Fatboy Slim did.

17 Likes

Gigantic solid gold 1, truly awful music. All of his songs follow the same formula:

  • Vocal sample starts, repeats
  • Boring big beat drops in after about 8 bars
  • Big beat continues for about 2 minutes, embellished by a couple of samples from soul records
  • Beat drops out, vocal sample repeats, gets faster, gets really syncopated
  • Vocal sample plays once more, reaaaaalllllllllyyyyyyy slooowwwwwwwlllly
  • Beat drops back in, song continues for four more minutes for some reason

Pretty much everything comes back in dance music after a while so it’s really telling that there’s never been any kind of big beat revival. He’s also responsible (admittedly indirectly) for loads of my real DJ pet hates. Seen so many mediocre DJs in Hawaiian shirts mugging to the crowd as they play their one reggae record or the Ski Sunday music or something and known instantly who their biggest influence is.

Seems like a nice enough man but the world would be a better place without his musical input. The purest of ones.

9 Likes

The videos are quite good though.

1 Like

There’s at least 6 or so FBS songs that I think are genuinely great but it gets so turgid over the course of an album I can’t really go above a 2.

I would have him 0 if possible. The worst DJ I’ve ever seen and his “jape” of starting Born Slippy and mixing in something else was fucking annoying the first time I saw him do it. Seeing him do it 8 years later as I walked past a stage he was playing made me want to stab up his decks with a screwdriver.

I’ve just remembered the year I was camping back stage at Glastonbury, he and his mates kept us awake singing Vindaloo.

He seems like a nice guy but he can get fucked at the same time.

3 Likes

1 or 2 for his music. 5 as a person. Think I’ll abstain

In reality, i’d probably give him a strong 2. His 2nd and 3rd albums were big for me growing up, but re-listened to them a little while back and they didn’t really hold up. A few good tracks here and there (definitely not the singles, which were played to death and used in nearly every advert since), but none that i’d voluntarily listen to now.