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Album Review

Positive Elements

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Sexual Content

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Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Like argyle socks that have been pulled inside out, these lyrics show evidence of a design but contain odd stitches and choppy patterns. Lines honor risk-taking heroes ("Crazy"), find joy in a pal's liberated grin ("Smiley Faces") and mourn lost love ("Gone Daddy Gone"). Taken at face value, "Go-Go Gadget Gospel" could be a happy-go-lucky progress report from a born-again Christian. On the other hand ...

Objectionable Content

The insistence that people smile, laugh and evangelize the neighbors seems sarcastic. Balancing all things with the spirits of nature is the subject of "Feng Shui." Songs mention oral sex ("Boogie Man"), necrophilia ("Necromancer"), snorting cocaine ("On the Line") and toting a Glock ("Transformer"). A man is tempted to take his own life on "Just a Thought" ("Looking in the gun's direction/And so I've tried everything but suicide/Yes, it's crossed my mind, but I'm fine").

Summary Advisory

Producer/deejay Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) and Thomas Calloway (Cee-Lo of Goodie Mob) pooled their talents to form this duo. The inspired lunacy of St. Elsewhere plays like a fever dream, shifting without warning from full-throated R&B to falsetto pop to techno-soul. But quirkiness isn't the problem. Free-floating references to sex, drugs and suicide are.

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Christian Beliefs

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Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Performance

This Top-5 album has sold 500,000 copies. "Crazy" was a hit single.

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Universal

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On Video

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Reviewer

Bob Hoose Bob Smithouser

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