Turtleneck & Chain

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. May 17, 2011
    100
    The juxtaposition of white-boy geekiness with swaggering hip-hop posturing forms the core of The Lonely Island's smart-ass take on pop music, but the trio is also distinguished by obsessive cultural specificity on its sophomore effort, Turtleneck & Chain.
  2. Parody is hard to sustain. That this follow-up provides so many laughs without flailing around in can-you-top-this? is a tribute to the comedians' musicality and their musician friends' sense of comedy.
  3. Jun 10, 2011
    85
    The Lonely Island continues to remind us that taking life too seriously isn't nearly as fun as putting bags over our heads during fellatio or shitting our pants during bank robberies.
  4. May 10, 2011
    75
    As on Incredibad, the group's hit 2009 debut, the jokes here work thanks to the seriousness with which they're delivered.
  5. 75
    Now, two years after Incredibad, a debut that collected many of the group's greatest, previously televised hits, comes Turtleneck & Chain, a perfectly acceptibad follow-up.
  6. May 18, 2011
    71
    An album full of fake rap, famous-people cameos, and scatological jokes shouldn't have any replay value whatsoever, but Turtleneck & Chain holds up awfully well, partly because the music is almost always, at the very least, listenable, and partly because the jokes depend more on earwormy hooks and absurdities spinning out of control than on simple punchlines.
  7. 70
    In the end, Turtleneck & Chain ends up being about on par with Incredibad--maybe even a bit better, regardless of the flaws.
  8. May 16, 2011
    70
    Back once again with the ill behavior, Lonely Island's second effort is more of the same, which for many means that life is still worth living.
  9. May 10, 2011
    70
    Their consistently great second disc combines songs you've YouTubed to death ("I Just Had Sex," "Motherlover") with top-shelf new material featuring good sports from Michael Bolton to Snoop Dogg (they also throw in a DVD of their Web shorts).
  10. 40
    The Saturday Night Live trio pick up where they left off with 2009's Incredibad.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 14, 2011
    10
    If you are down with good tunes and lubricant, then jam out to this album. Great follow up to Incredibad and great buy with the includedIf you are down with good tunes and lubricant, then jam out to this album. Great follow up to Incredibad and great buy with the included videos. Make sure the bass is turned way up! Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2011
    7
    This album is everything you imagine it to be. It is funny, while still being an album that you want to listen to. There are songs that youThis album is everything you imagine it to be. It is funny, while still being an album that you want to listen to. There are songs that you have seen on youtube, and probably watched many times, but then there are the songs that have not been heard yet and, for the most part, you'll find yourself hoping for a music video for them. The album also contains small skits that are an entertaining interlude between songs.

    The only cons are that there are songs that will likely fall flat for many listeners, and the entire album itself is very short for having 18 tracks. There are also songs that Andy was apart of, but it was never made clear that they are lonely island songs, so to hear them on the album seems like a track filler. These are still great songs, but they are not the material you expected for the second album.

    All in all, very funny, and a very entertaining album that lives up to all its promises.
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  3. Feb 16, 2014
    6
    I first heard this band with "I just had sex". That is a decent song, but sadly the one of best in the album. After hearing that, I didn'tI first heard this band with "I just had sex". That is a decent song, but sadly the one of best in the album. After hearing that, I didn't think I'd ever listen to them again as they just weren't my type of music. But then Jack Sparrow, still to this day, is one of my favourite songs, especially the scarface reference. Full Review »