Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Comedy albums are usually good for two plays. Tops.
But this collection of songs which parody artists (Bowie, Pet Shop Boys, the Stylistics among them) or genres (hip-hop, 70s soul) is astute, cleverly produced and so lyrically and musically layered that it has been commanding airplay around my place in the weeks since the advance copy arrived. And in the car too.
Most of these tracks are more rounded and developed versions of the songs which have appeared in their hilarious television show, and that ensures them -- like the Rutles and Spinal Tap -- longevity.
You'll never hear the Pet Shop Boys, Grandmaster Flash, Marvin Gaye and Shabba Ranks in quite the same way again.
The Conchords will not be able to make another album like this, but this one will stand for a very long time.