Album Review: The Lonely Island


Facts about this album:

* The Lonely Island are comedy trio Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg.

* Their musical parody skits for [I}Saturday Night Live[/I] have made them internet sensations.

Album review:

So yeah, they’re dead funny. But as anyone who’s spent any time with a Flight Of The Conchords or Mighty Boosh collection will tell you, without visual aids the comedy CD can be a tiresome beast. Collecting the Saturday Night Live trio’s finest moments over the last few years, as well as a bunch of newies featuring an impressive array of helping hands (Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones, Jack Black, Justin Timeberlake), 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. And really, the included DVD featuring the already classic likes of ‘Jizz In My Pants’ and future YouTube phenomenons such as ‘Lazy Sunday’ only reinforce this fact.

Tessa Harris

More on this artist:
The Lonely Island NME Artist Page
The Lonely Island website