October 23, 2009
New Albums: Flight of the Conchords and Tim McGraw
Flight of the Conchords- I Told You I Was Freaky
The boys are back with thirteen tracks on their new album, I Told You I Was Freaky. After just two seasons on HBO, “The Flight of the Conchords” has been successful with critics and fans alike. It’s incredibly difficult to write songs as it is, but to write comedic songs is in a league of its own. These guys have seemed to perfected this task: their songs are outrageous and hilarious.
“Could have said something nice about my profiteroles,” for example, happens to be my favorite line of the entire album, in the song “Hurt Feelings.” My favorite song, though, is “Fashion is Danger.” The music itself sounds like something you could hear at a bar or a club or something, but then you listen to the lyrics…it’s just great. Although, “You Don’t Have to be a Prostitute” is a close second.
The album, I Told You I Was Freaky, contains thirteen tracks from the New Zealand duo and ranges from techno beats to soft ballads—however, the lyrics are all equally ridiculous. If you’re in the mood to laugh, check out the album!
Tim McGraw- Southern Voice
Tim McGraw is one of the biggest names in country music right now, and has been for the last two decades (almost). He has sold millions of albums and has won three Grammy awards. He has even had a song written about him by Taylor Swift (called, coincidentally, “Tim McGraw”).
Southern Voice is classic country music. Each song tells a specific story and has that southern vibe to it. I’m not sure how to describe it—maybe some sort of twang. It’s a very distinct sound. It’s kind of like you’re always watching a Ford commercial. Anyway, Tim McGraw’s vocals sound great on the album and there is always solid guitar playing on the record.
If you’re in a solemn mood I’d say go for “Still.” But the main song of the album so far is, “It’s a Business Doing Pleasure With You.” That’s clever. It’s amazing that after eleven studio albums anyone can still push out original (and arguably slightly humorously-titled) music, but McGraw does. The album came out on October 20 so check it out!
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