Album of the Day
Gnarls Barkley couldn't have asked for a better calling card than “Crazy,” the ridiculously catchy lead single from their debut album ST. ELSEWHERE. A U.K. No.1 hit (the first to top that chart based solely on downloads), the song made vocalist CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse the odd couple of the year. While a perfect musical snapshot of 2006, the Atlantic collection remains exciting today, its 13 originals (plus a great cover of Violent Femmes' “Gone Daddy Gone”) a head-spinning mix of hip-hop, R&B and alternative rock peppered with highly imaginative samples. The platinum-certified ST. ELSEWHERE earned a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album, and if you'd like to lose your mind in sonic ecstasy, just give it a spin.