Incredibad - The Lonely Island

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It's a hilarious comedy album that's just as hip, inventive, and inappropriate as their digital shorts.
  2. There’s a certain pleasure in watching celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman, or T-Pain take the piss out of themselves. Unfortunately, this is largely drained when you’re listening to the songs sans-video.
  3. Like their best, "SNL"-aired material, these songs get better as they go on, mostly because of the way the lyrics carry the joke to its logical and grotesque endpoint.
  4. 40
    American show "Saturday Night Live" has a tradition of creating comedy heroes we don't quite get in the UK. Alongside Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell we can add The Lonely Island--essentially Flight Of The Conchords with more sperm jokes. [May 2009, p.91]
  5. Some punch lines feel left over from the dial-up era (is anyone still "doing the Bartman"?), but 'Like a Boss' is a Dirty South anthem that's absurd enough for Lil Wayne. Meet the new frontier of White and Nerdy.
  6. This one fares better than most in audio form, but whether ‘Natalie’s Rap’ will be enjoyed by anyone who hasn’t already wet themselves at the video is debatable.
  7. TLI’s recorded debut, Incredibad, features plenty of Internet- and SNL-tested material--'Dick In A Box,' 'Natalie’s Rap,' 'Jizz In My Pants,' and 'I’m On A Boat'--which actually holds up well on physical media.
  8. Sometimes the music is played intentionally bad, but for the most part, the music is played straight-up and holds surprisingly well after many listens. [Spring 2009, p.72]
  9. The lion's share of Incredibad is without a doubt one of the funniest albums, music or otherwise, in years.
  10. Lonely Island are among the funniest musical comedians around. But without video, their songs are more "A Night at the Roxbury" than "Wayne’s World."
  11. Not every track is equally gut-busting, and a few, like the poseur reggae tune 'Ras Trent,' are made much funnier by the included video. But the Lonely Island has certainly found its bearings.
  12. The only place this collection falls flat is in its inclusion of some pre-"SNL" Lonely Island material. It’s funny, but no-fi and awkward.
  13. Off-kilter humor is a trademark of Samberg's, though, and while most of the songs here won't have much staying power, they're funny enough right now.
  14. Actual musicians help -- world-beating T-Pain more than world-weary Julian Casablancas. So do other actors.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 16, 2014
    Their best album. **** in my pants, I'm on a boat, Like a boss and Dick in a box are all good songs. However, the others don't stand out. I would make an "incrediBAD" joke, but they're not bad, they just aren't as good as the others I listed. Full Review »
  2. Jan 13, 2012
    Quite a few good songs on this comedy island. Yes they were previous on SNL and simply put the songs on an album but they doesnt make them any less good. There are some trashy songs on the album but if you like their stuff from SNL then you will like this album. Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2011
    This album is downright hilarious. It beats "Weird Al" Yankovic with both obscenity and comedy. I love this so much, and I'm not just saying that because they originated from SNL, which itself is a funny show. Full Review »