Album Review: Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords - Flight of the Conchords
8.8 of 10

Comical music, it's pretty scarce. Not a lot of artists dabble with it because -my guess- it's pretty hard to get it right. Of course, a few did get it right. Tenacious D is a perfect example of that. The duo managed to sound so serious that, despite their hilarity, they still rock hard. Flight of the Conchords, in their self-titled debut, also achieved to weld comedy and music properly, creating a brilliantly hilarious album.

Flight of the Conchords pretty much runs in the same vein as Tenacious D. Like Tenacious D, they're also a duo who performs comical music and has their own TV series on HBO. The only difference between the two are their music. While Tenacious D plays rock, Flight of the Conchords covers a wide array of music on their new album. "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros", a rap with a satirical approach to hip-hop, tells the story of two polite rappers. "Think About It" is a morbid song -about drugs and violence- that is sugar coated with a smooth, Marvin Gaye-esque tune. "Robots", perhaps the funniest track on the album, is an electronica song about robot domination over the world.

Overall, Flight of the Concord's self-debut is entertaining, both musically and comically. Not only did the duo showcased their vocal talents -from rap to electronica and r&b to new wave- but they've also demonstrated that they're funny. I've never laughed so hard listening to music since Beatallica's 2007 album, Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band. I assure you, just listening to one of their tracks will lighten you day.