16 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For all the capering looseness on this debut from Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords—the futuristic ad-libs on “Robots”, say—it’s the loving craft and precision of these musical parodies that makes them soar. Whether they’re attempting a yé-yé song with limited French (“Foux Du Fafa”) or imagining a highly-specific Prince jam (“The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)”), Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement’s knowledge of, and affection for, their subjects shines through. One downside: you may never be able to listen to beloved records again without giggling.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For all the capering looseness on this debut from Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords—the futuristic ad-libs on “Robots”, say—it’s the loving craft and precision of these musical parodies that makes them soar. Whether they’re attempting a yé-yé song with limited French (“Foux Du Fafa”) or imagining a highly-specific Prince jam (“The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)”), Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement’s knowledge of, and affection for, their subjects shines through. One downside: you may never be able to listen to beloved records again without giggling.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
782 Ratings

782 Ratings

Dutch and the Four-Letter Words ,

Brilliant In So Many Ways

To any Flight of the Conchords fan, none of these songs are a disappointment -- or a surprise for that matter -- and are welcome as a long overdue addition to one's music collection. The absolute genius is much more apparent when the focus is strictly on the music, from Jemaine's bass line on "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)" to Bret's guitar and synth arrangement on "Robots."
The only whinge could be the arrangement change at the beginning of "Bowie," as the lyrics sound a bit more jammed than what appears on Season 1 during the episode of the same name. Luckily the parts that follow with the many tempo changes are just as brilliantly impressive. Fortunately, only someone who's seen that particular episode quite a bit will notice any differences, and most of the time they are for the better and enrich an already delicious and innovative musical landscape.
Anyone with an appreciation for musical and comedic genius must add this album to his or her collection, regardless of being a fan of the hit HBO series.

ThaddW ,

Finally Available Legally!

Fans of "Flight of the Conchords" will know that most of these tracks have been available abroad for some time. Finally fans can substantiate the excellence of their performance by doing the only real American thing there is to do: vote with your dollars!

These iterations of the FOTC canon are new. Even if you have other versions, they are well worth your money.

Encourage Bret and Jemaine to make more music. Buy this album! It Rocks!

Mauby! ,

Flight of the Conchords

Brilliant. If you're reading this then you already must know! Finally, we all have convenient access to this modern classic collection of ear-to-ear, grin-inducing music. Foux Du Fafa ya'll!!!

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