With 373 uncleared samples, Girl Talk's fifth album (available for free on his label's website, illegalart.net) lives up to its press release: "His most epic, densely layered and meticulously composed musical statement to date." The album also reaches the limit of mashup culture. After taking the all-encompassing genre to a hyperbolic extreme, Girl Talk has nowhere further to go.
That said, the novelty of hearing two songs' disparate worlds collide is still exciting, and All Day is full of genius combinations. M.O.P. yelling "kidnap that fool!" over Miley Cyrus's Party In The U.S.A., for instance. Ol' Dirty Bastard paired with Radiohead's Creep. T.I. talkin' greasy on Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time.
All Day is a more complicated mix than Girl Talk's previous albums, with more to notice on repeat listens. And just like everything else he's done, it's an exhausting experience.
Top track: That's Right