Flight Of The Conchords review by Flight of the Conchords

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  • Released: Apr 21, 2008
  • Sound: 9
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (21 votes)
Flight of the Conchords: Flight Of The Conchords
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Sound — 9
Flight of the Conchords made their Sub Pop record debut in 2008 wth the release of their self-titled album. Filled with songs from the first season of their hit HBO show, "Flight of the Conchords" still features most of the fan favorites, like the the strange ballad "The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)" and the dancehall hit "Boom". The only downfall of the album is that is leaves out some real gems, like "Albi, The Racist Dragon" or "Sellotape" (though a double album would have been much too much). Overall, the album still contains a great number of fan favorites (with a great rendition of "Bowie") which shows the band paying homage to the likes of Radiohead, Marvin Gaye and of course, David Bowie. The band's stellar delivery makes this album still funny after a few listens.

Lyrics — 10
Being a comedy album, obviously the lyrics are meant to be funny, with the album highlights depending on your sense of humour. On this release the band sings about everything from "dicing a mutha'ucka like a mutha'uckin' fruit salad" to it being "time for business that's why they're called business socks". The lyrics are great, plain and simple, and the simple monotone and matter-of-fact delivery of them makes this album well worth more than one spin.

Overall Impression — 9
This year, Flight of the Conchords will be releasing the follow up to this album with songs from their second season. Any fan of this album should definately pick it up. Flight of the Conchords have managed to make a great debut with this album, capturing many highlights of their hit show. While it may not contain all the hits, it still has most of them, and would simply be too much if it contained all 20+ of the songs from the first season. People who've never seen the show ay not understand all the jokes, but that brings the perfect opportunity to walk back into the store and buy the show and understand what is Flight of the Conchords.

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    Diamond Dave
    funny show, the songs were by and large my least favourite part though lol. The most beautiful girl in the room, business time and bowie are awesome though
    Fazemelta666
    mattman93 : Great album, very funny. I wish they included "If Your Into It" POSTED: 08/04/2009 - 11:57 am / quote | They did. The setlist is, in no particular order; 1. Foux Du Fafa 2. If You're Into It 3. I'm Not Crying 4. Think About It 5. Ladies of the World 6. Robots 7. Robots (live) 8. The Prince of Parties 9. Leggy Blonde 10. Business Time 11. Boom 12. A Kiss Is Not A Contract 13. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room) 14. Inner City Pressure 15. Bowie 16. Hiphopopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros 17. Mutha'uckas 18. Au Revoir
    mrbeetham
    Bret and Jermaine were a stand up comedy act looong before they adapted a british radio series around their songs, which was also looong before they adapted a TV series around their radio series. What im trying to say is the songs are very funny in their own right, well worth listening to.
    Mr Pringle
    i remember back in the day when they were playing on an australian comedy channel and have waited out for them to come to the adelaide fringe. They never did, instead they made the TV show which is an equally good decision.
    Polish_sausage
    The new songs on the show in the second season arent nearly as good IMO, and these guys predate Tenacious btw.
    HendrixCMD
    Man's lying on the street Some punk's chopped off his head I'm the only one who stops To see if he's dead Mmm... Turns out he's dead
    CptRevell
    The bit about staying home and playing synthesizers has one of the coolest synth beats on any CD.
    soulsniper6
    FOTC are musical geniuses its unbelievable u can give them any random word and they can make a 4 min song out of it bret u got it going onnn 'got it going on'
    papersun87
    We're turning kids into slaves just to make cheaper sneakers, but what's the real cost? Because the sneakers don't seem that much cheaper.
    ChrisTNSF
    These guys are probably my favorite comedy band. They're just so original.