The Lonely Island – ‘The Wack Album’

The Lonely Island - 'The Wack Album'


Reliable, if disposable, jock-party parodies

Ordinarily, a record featuring Robyn, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Billie Joe Armstrong would be a contender for album of the year. Then you realise that it’s a comedy album. Luckily, The Lonely Island are adept spoofers and ‘The Wack Album’ is another reliable, if disposable, set of jock-party parodies like ‘Go Kindergarten’ (EDM chorus, “Get stupid, get stupid because we said to do it”) and ‘Semicolon’, where Solange tries to make grammar way cooler. It’s not Flight Of The Conchords quality but, hey, at least it’s not The Midnight Beast.

David Renshaw


Record label: Universal
Release date: 24 Jun, 2013