Why they matter: Does anyone create more
There was a time -- about all of 2006 --
where you could not walk down the street and not hear "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley's
megahit from ... more their debut, "St. Elsewhere." And with good reason; consisting of
superstars Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse, Gnarls combines R&B, rap, psychedelia and
the occasional flash of rock 'n' roll, and the result is shimmering melodies
over fluid beats, romantic and mysterious and slinky-cool. Quite honestly, this
is the music you want for that very important first date. Don't blow it.