Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords
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Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: The first full-length album from the band is featured in the HBO series of the same name.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. This is top-flight stuff, and not just because I needed to glancingly reference the band’s name before signing off.
  2. If you’re not spending your days gnawing on your sofa pillows waiting for the new season of their program to premiere, Flight of the Conchords will probably appease you no questions asked.
  3. The 15 tracks presented are a perfect addition to any iPod and would certainly serve well as background music to any hipster wannabe party you throw.
  4. 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 sing-alongs.
  5. Somehow, even after you know all the punchlines, the tunes are solid enough to still bear pressing ‘repeat’.
  6. Flight of the Conchords ultimately succeeds apart from its parent television show because it’s a modest comedy album.
  7. But as a musical concern, the Conchords can’t hold a candle to [Tenacious] D, a shortcoming that’s much more apparent on this homonymous CD than it is on TV.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. PeterK
    Aug 17, 2009
    10
    Stunningly original understated ironic musical parody that lampoons the two musicians in a band that are the biggest social losers since Charlie Brown came on the scene 50 years ago! Expand
  2. WallyL.
    Apr 30, 2008
    10
    This is a top effort and is a must have for those that like to indulge in Beck / Beastie Boys type of stylistic comical rifts.
  3. AW
    May 22, 2008
    10
    Incredibly funny, something that everyone should be able to enjoy.
  4. Dave
    Apr 25, 2008
    8
    It's a decent enough album, but there's no new content. Don't get me wrong, though, the material that is there (mostly from the show) is pretty good. Expand
  5. PaulC
    Apr 26, 2008
    8
    This is a pretty good mix of songs featured on FOTC's HBO show. If you've heard any of the band's live recordings, this album pales in comparison, but it is interesting to hear a more polished Bret and Jemaine. Great album for fans, but if you aren't already hip to FOTC probably not the place I'd recommend starting. Expand
  6. ArchibaldC
    Sep 25, 2008
    7
    It's a good album, but anybody who's familiar with the band's live act (especially their HBO special) should realize that FOTC's comedy comes not from funny references but their perfect comic timing. They've sacrificed much of the awesome awkwardness of their live act for slick production, which kills much of the humor, like a funny stand-up comedian forced into a merely decent sitcom. Fans of the show will like it, but both the show and album suffer from this overproduction. Collapse
  7. WTF?WTF?
    Apr 26, 2008
    0
    Just like the show, this is TERRIBLE.

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