by Joanna Orland
If you haven’t heard of Flight of the Conchords comedic-music duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, then you have either been living under a rock or have absolutely no sense of humour at all. This has to be the best comedy album in recent years as not only are the songs hilarious, but they’re also ridiculously catchy and you’ll find yourself humming them at all hours of the day.
As a 14-song full-length debut album, the tracklisting is comprised of fully realized versions of fave songs from the duo’s hit TV show. The album was recorded with producer Mickey Petralia (Beck, Ladytron, Peaches), so you know the quality of the music is never compromised for the sake of comedy. In fact, if anything, it’s enhanced by it.
If you’d like an introduction to Flight of the Conchords, search some YouTube clips to check out some of the original versions of these songs. Foux Du Fafa (my personal favourite, likely due to the fact that it makes fun of the French) is a brilliant place to start. Follow it with live versions of Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros (“I’m the hiphopopotamus, my rhymes are bottomless”… awkward silence), Business Time, and Bowie. Just pure genius.
The album is out on May 12th on Warner Bros. Records / Sub Pop.
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