What songs/albums have a similar beat to Girl Talk's "Feed the Animals"?
August 4, 2015 3:08 PM   Subscribe

This is my perfect running album (especially the first track) but I don't want to get tired of it. Please help me give my runs some variety!

An album would be best because it requires the least amount of futzing, however, I'd be fine with a multiple-hours-long playlist of comparable songs.

I've tried other Girl Talk albums but they're slower/darker sounding and don't really pump me up the same way as "Feed the Animals."
posted by Tevin to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Fuck Buttons' Tarot Sport is an hour of intense melodic instrumental electronica. I think it might fit the bill, despite how different it is from your seed album.
posted by hollyholly at 3:44 PM on August 4, 2015 [4 favorites]

The White Panda's Barely Legal album is the closest thing I've found to Girl Talk (which I agree is the best work out music!).
posted by falconred at 3:45 PM on August 4, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm thinking that you might like Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

Some specific picks:
Go Baby
The Die
Go Go Gadget Flow
posted by sparklemotion at 3:47 PM on August 4, 2015

Seconding falconred's White Panda recommendation, though I think Rematch is the superior workout album.

You won't get the same moment-to-moment sense of musical ADD, but The Jane Doze album GIRLS TALK is also a pretty good mashup/workout album.
posted by strangecargo at 4:44 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Mrs Merocet points out that the song you like is basically Spencer Davis Group - 'Gimme Some Lovin' and I think Pump it Up by Elvis Costello might fit the bill.
posted by merocet at 5:53 PM on August 4, 2015

The Kleptones album A Night At The Hip-Hopera and the Uptime part of the album Uptime / Downtime are both pretty upbeat mashup albums.

Do you have Spotify? It has a Running feature that plays continuous upbeat music (currently only for iPhone). It also has lots of premade workout playlists.
posted by neushoorn at 10:11 PM on August 4, 2015

Great suggestions so far, please keep them coming!

I do not have Spotify, but I do have Google Music which has *some* good suggestions but isn't always what I'm looking for.
posted by Tevin at 10:17 PM on August 4, 2015

The Hood Internet, specifically Vol. 3, is as close as I've come to what Girl Talk is doing. Dangermouse's The Grey Album is also good, although it only uses two sources (Jay-Z and The Beatles) for its mashups.
posted by haqspan at 4:13 AM on August 5, 2015

Torn Up by E-603 is the only album I know of that is extremely similar to Girl Talk in all ways (almost to the point of being a rip off, if I didn't have such an insatiable hunger for Girl Talk-like mixes). As noted The Hood Internet mixes tend to have a similar feel but they don't have the same rapid fire variety.
posted by telegraph at 12:00 PM on August 5, 2015

Check out DJ Earworm for fun, upbeat mashups of pop songs.
posted by kayram at 2:33 PM on August 5, 2015

When you say you've tried other Girl Talk albums, does that include All Day? Because I happen to really like it, but have never gotten into much of anything else Girl Talk's done pretty much because of the darkness you'd mentioned, but I'd never heard any of Feed the Animals before now and at first listen it reminds me a lot of how All Day sounds. They've both got more of that upbeat quality.
posted by sigmagalator at 8:29 PM on August 5, 2015 [1 favorite]

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