Flight of the Conchords

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Taking the torch from Tenacious D and then taking 14 songs from the first season of their HBO series (plus a 15-second outro), Flight of the Conchords' first full-length release for Sub Pop is a strong serving of songs from the dynamic deadpan duo. Unfortunately, since the show included a few songs per episode, 11 of the songs didn't make it past the cutting-room floor, and gems like "If You're Into It," "I'm Not Crying," and "Sello Tape" got the axe, along with the character dedications and motivations "Cheer Up, Murray," "Song for Sally," and "Bret, You Got It Going On." It's forgivable, though; a double-disc set of every song would have been overkill, and most of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Taking the torch from Tenacious D and then taking 14 songs from the first season of their HBO series (plus a 15-second outro), Flight of the Conchords' first full-length release for Sub Pop is a strong serving of songs from the dynamic deadpan duo. Unfortunately, since the show included a few songs per episode, 11 of the songs didn't make it past the cutting-room floor, and gems like "If You're Into It," "I'm Not Crying," and "Sello Tape" got the axe, along with the character dedications and motivations "Cheer Up, Murray," "Song for Sally," and "Bret, You Got It Going On." It's forgivable, though; a double-disc set of every song would have been overkill, and most of the favorites make the cut on the CD. Fans still get the neo-soul ballad "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)," the hip-hop attempt "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymnocerous," the psychedelic acid trip "Prince of Parties," the dancehall anthem "Boom," and the French pop lullaby "Foux du Fafa." While New Zealander dry humor and matter-of-fact delivery are huge parts of the duo's allure, their adherence to their own style within a variety of genres is the icing on the cake, and to quote Bret's reaction to the stranger who is denied while trying to sell a cake at a pawn shop, "It's a beautiful cake." With each song, they expand their range, paying homage with the strictest attention to details only music geeks will appreciate, be it the Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" instrumentation in "Think About It," the Radiohead "Fitter Happier" vocal impersonations in "Robot," the Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls" similarities in "Inner City Pressure," or the many, many faces of David Bowie in "Bowie." Versatility is their strength, and they show it off well. If they weren't great songwriters, lines like "Sometimes my lyrics are sexist/But you lovely bitches and hoes should know I'm trying to correct this" and "The manager Bevin tries to abuse me/Hey man, I just want some Muesli" might provide short-term laughs, but the music is clever and catchy enough to give it merit for repeated listens. Buy the DVD first to get the full story and then pick this up for road trip singalongs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2008
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787071511
  • Catalog Number: 70715
  • Sales rank: 31,090

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Foux du Fafa (2:46)
  2. 2 Inner City Pressure (3:27)
  3. 3 Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros - Rhymenoceros (2:09)
  4. 4 Think About It (3:14)
  5. 5 Ladies of the World (3:57)
  6. 6 Mutha'uckas (2:26)
  7. 7 The Prince of Parties (1:48)
  8. 8 Leggy Blonde - Rhys Darby (2:42)
  9. 9 Robots (3:43)
  10. 10 Boom (2:17)
  11. 11 A Kiss Is Not a Contract (1:54)
  12. 12 The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room (4:02)
  13. 13 Business Time (4:05)
  14. 14 Bowie (3:15)
  15. 15 Au Revoir (0:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Flight of the Conchords Primary Artist
Danny Frankel Percussion
David Ralicke Horn
Mickey Petralia Percussion, Drums
Mark Lewis Drums
Sara Johnston Vocals
Bret McKenzie Group Member
Scott Seiver Drums
Rhys Darby Vocals
Robin Lynn Keyboards
Gus Seyffert Bass
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jeff Kleinsmith Art Direction
Mickey Petralia Producer, Engineer, Beat Programming
Matt Shane Engineer
Dusty Summers Art Direction
Tyler Stout Illustrations
Bret McKenzie Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    So funny... always puts me in a good mood!

    These songs are so cleaver and funny, it's a great pick-me-up. If you love the TV show, you will love having this CD of songs from Season 1. The only negative is that it doesn't include "Bret, You've Got It Going On." Not sure why. Hopefully they will include it on the new CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Flight of the Conchords' Funny Songs

    The songs from the show are a treat. Very cute and very funny. I love the show too.

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    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I'm so happy this CD is FINALLY out. These two guys are comedic geniuses, deadpan goofballs and amazing songwriters.

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