Monday, February 23, 2009
The Lonely Island - Incredibad
I've been following the Lonely Island since long before they became the only funny thing on SNL. Their sketches and videos on the web have been consistently funny. Now they have their first album, and it is hilarious.
Several of the songs will be familiar, like Dick in A Box, and Jizz in My Pants, and the Natalie Portman Rap, which uncensored is even funnier than when it aired on SNL.
The collaborations on the album are great. Boombox featuring Julian Casablancas from the Strokes has a chorus which sounds a lot like 311. I think much of the genius in this album is that if you are to ignore the lyrics, the songs would fit in perfectly with today's pop radio. T-Pain with his signature auto-tune is featured on "I'm On a Boat". The Norah Jones duet Dreamgirl sounds like the typical male rapper, female R&B pairing which is so common on the radio today.Andy Samberg actually has a pretty good rap voice, and some of the beats on the album are killer.
Normally a comedy album has limited replay value for me. But I've been getting the songs stuck in my head, and the catchiness of the whole album makes me recommend this as a must buy.
Lonely Island-Incredibad website
Buy the album here