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Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the ConchordsAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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Flight of the Conchords couldn’t be here today. So they sent this bio—with their warmest regards—instead.
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  • Audio CD (April 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B0014DBZXS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,515 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Foux du Fafa
2. Inner City Pressure
3. Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros
4. Think About It
5. Ladies of the World
6. Mutha'uckas
7. Prince of Parties
8. Leggy Blonde
9. Robots
10. Boom
11. A Kiss is Not a Contract
12. The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room
13. Business Time
14. Bowie
15. Au Revoir

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Anyone familiar with cultish comedy series Flight of the Conchords will be aware of the wonderful songs that the hapless New Zealand duo Bret and Jemaine concoct for each episode. Tackling all genres, from hip hop and soul to glam rock, the duo create highly original and well-produced tracks that typically satirise the very genre they?re imitating. This album collects together many of the show?s best musical moments, many of them subtly revamped. "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros" and "Boom" illustrate the pair?s hilarious 'rap' skills. "Think About It" parodies socially minded soul visionaries such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, "Bowie" satirises the 70s icon (especially his prodigious drug use), while "Inner City Pressure" mimics the Pet Shop Boys. Two of the most memorable songs from the series--"The Prince of Parties" and "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"--are also both present, making this the definitive FOTC compilation. The humour ranges from offbeat to downright daft, but there's nothing laughable about the production, which is mostly first class. It's true they could have given us a few new songs, but then how many comedy albums can you repeatedly rewind and find yourself not only laughing, but dancing too?--Paul Sullivan

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This acclaimed Kiwi novelty band follow the release of their six-track Grammy Award-winning CD EP "The Distant Future" with their full-length debut. Features fully fleshed-out and professionally recorded versions of the duo's concerts and TV favorites. Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement's trademark acoustic guitars lead the blitz, backed by a diverse array of instrumentation and production technique. If amazing, delightful, and hilarious is your idea of funny, then prepare for undisappointment. These fifteen songs pay homage to Pet Shop Boys, censorship, Marvin Gaye, sexism, Shabba Ranks, and backhanded compliments.

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The really funny thing is... July 4, 2008
By Mike
Format:Audio CD
The really funny thing is, that the humor aside, this is just a really good album. (CD... project... whatever...)
If you aren't listening to the lyrics and just have it on the background you'll find the rhythms and sounds a little retro and old school sometimes.. but just extremely well done.
Unlike lots of comedy music acts, these guys are actually incredibly talented musicians with an incredible gift for song writing and musicality.
It's true what a couple reviews have said, that much of it is funnier and fresher in sound and and feel in the much more pared down live acoustic versions.
But it is kind of apples and oranges to me... and it all makes a nice salad.
I've found myself humming one or another of these songs for the past two weeks and, again-and-again - it is what I reach for to put in while I'm just surfing the web or whatever.
Often I'm not even listening intently to the lyrics and laughing any more... I'm just not thinking about it and grooving to the groove.

Best CD I've bought in a long time really.

- m
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of '08 May 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This summer was all about Flight of the Conchords. Forget about Rhianna and her umbrella, or shawty's gitten low, and all those other groups and performers. Give me the Rhymenacerous vs. the Hiphopotamus any day, they can spit rhymes like hot FIRE!!! Not only do they have a good beat, they're clever. My only criticism is what happenend to "Who Like's to Rock the Party?" The song that was continuously attempted to be sung on the show but was never finished. "Pencils in the Wind" is missing as well, but it's still one of the best records of 2008.
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57 of 81 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For those already obsessed April 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Let's face it: The Flight of the Conchords are not a band, they're comedians. Unfortunately, these audio only songs do lose a little something when you don't see Bret and Jemaine taking themselves totally seriously with these ridiculous songs. Don't get me wrong, these songs are absolutely funny, but only if you're already a fan. There isn't really much difference between the songs from here to the versions heard on the HBO series. So my recommendation is this, if you love the guys and you love the songs and the HBO show, then go ahead and buy the album (or more accurately Season 1 soundtrack). If you haven't seen the show or the Conchords' shtick before, then see it and judge whether or not you like it. Also, there are a few notable omissions from the disc:

I'm Not Crying (On the Distant Future EP)
If You're Into It (Also on the Distant Future EP)
Albi the Racist Dragon
Bret You Got It Goin On (Available from iTunes as a pre-order only bonus track, too late)
Frodo, Don't Wear the Ring
Sello Tape (I love this one, I wish they put it on there)
Cheer Up Murray
Song for Sally
Mermaids
Jenny (hillarious)

Also, they could have done without Leggy Blonde (not very funny). O well, it's still nice to have for posterity's sake so that you can sing along and laugh with all of your other Conchord's fan friends.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Good for a Chuckle July 20, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Flight of the Conchords

If you're already familiar with Flight of the Conchords, then there's not a lot I need to tell you about this solid disc. If you're NOT familiar with Flight of the Conchords, well then, you may want to consider becoming such.

Flight of the Conchords is a "folk parody duo" that plays whimsical songs about whatever they happen to feel like writing about. Most of the tracks on this particular disc all stem from the first season of the TV show they did on HBO. Many of my favorites are contained herein, such as "Boom" and "Hiphopapotamus vs Rhymnocerous", and, "Bowie". A couple tracks make a second appearance on this disc, having already been featured in the "The Distant Future" EP. ("Business Time" is the first one that comes to mind.)

For anyone looking for a light-hearted, comical listen, this disc is definitely. If you're already into the Conchords, this disc will not disappoint. If you're new to them, for the price, this is a GREAT starting point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars All Aboard Parody Airlines April 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The stars of HBO's comedy series finally has its own full-blown soundtrack, and it's a gentle if pointed musical satire. The music is funny and full, and often the jokes are more musical than farcical. It allows Flight of the Conchords to poke fun at everyone from Radiohead to Ravi Shankar, from Prince to the Pet Shop Boys.

But part of the joke is that, on the show itself, the band is unaware of the fact that they're inept and over-reaching. So when a sweet sounding sound like "A Kiss is Not A Contract" suddenly buckles under lyrically and proclaims "you're as beautiful as a dream....or a prostitute." Just when you think the song might come off as conventional, out comes a squirting lapel flower. What you also get is that Jemaine and Bret are fond of the music they send up (kind of like Weird Al Yankovic without the broadness). They understand the music and the fans of it.

Why I only give this CD three stars is that the jokes -- like any humor -- eventually loses its punch. The most pointed humor, the anti-censorship "Motha'uckers", gets the gag over by what it doesn't say, kind of the way Jimmy Kimmel's "Unnecessary Censorship" skits work. "The Flight Of The Conchords" is good fun, almost on the level of The Rutles. Your need to have it will depends on your level of fandom for either the show or musical satire.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great birthday gift.
My son purchased this for his English girlfriend for her birthday. She was quite pleasantly surprised and pleased to receive the gift. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Edward Heupler
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Shipping and Handling
I ordered this vinyl new, because I wanted both the cover and the record in good condition, as you would presume when getting a new album. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Charles Meldrum
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music and Live Show
If you ever get the opportunity to see FOTC live, it is a must see show. Their music is well made, catchy, and very smart comedy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Phillip
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the business (time)
Well, what can I say? It's Bret and Jemaine! How can you not love it? Don't get me started about Steve!
Published 7 months ago by Bryan
1.0 out of 5 stars Love FotC, but this is censored.
I had this CD, but someone stole it. So I bought the MP3's off Amazon. Well this version is edited. No warning about that and I didn't see any alternate versions. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Lars Sveen
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun CD
We just love the show, and now being able to listen to the songs whenever we want is fantastic. It was very quick and easy to download the music via the Amazon Cloud Player, too.
Published 8 months ago by Mj
5.0 out of 5 stars FOTC
I love Flight of the Conchords. The chemistry between the guys is hilariously perfect. It makes me sad that they aren't making more.
Published 11 months ago by Carl Boeder
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this too!
You have to get all of their stuff to enjoy these boys. They are great! This will make you laugh so bad! Their music is great!
Published 11 months ago by Jil Diane Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Again...Hilarious.
If I may...I'm just going to copy/paste the same review I posted for their other album "I Told You I Was Freaky. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kenobrien88
5.0 out of 5 stars 21st Century Monkees
I'll admit these guys have been around for a few years, but I've just recently got to see them on HBO, and I think they're brilliant! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lanny D. Stout
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No Pencils in the Wind?
That's why God created hidden bonus tracks. Fingers crossed, people. Fingers crossed ...
Mar 6, 2008 by Dustin Perry |  See all 10 posts
Missing lots of songs on this...
Mermaid and Frodo are on their other album "Folk The World Tour," while If You're Into It is on the "Distant Future" EP.
Apr 15, 2008 by Josh Reinholds |  See all 5 posts
What is Foux du Fafa satirizing?
Search for "French Pop" and a lot of stuff will pop up.

Nothing as good as this song though...
Jun 26, 2008 by Owen |  See all 5 posts
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