Flight Of The Conchords album yay!

10 02 2008

New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords skewers synth-pop, the French, David Bowie, American R&B, hip-hop and unattainable sexual conquests on its self-titled debut album, due April 22 via Sub Pop.

The 15-track set features songs first aired on the Conchords’ hit HBO series, but they have been retooled in the studio with producer Mickey Petralia.

Fans will delight in the new versions of “The Prince of Parties” and “The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room),” which accompanied two of the most memorable sequences in the HBO show.

Also included are the dazzling Pet Shop Boys parody “Inner City Pressure,” which will be the first single worked to radio, the Kraftwerk-with-acoustic-guitars “Robots,” the aptly named David Bowie tribute “Bowie” and the disco pastiche “Think About It.”

The Conchords’ debut EP, “The Distant Future,” will vie this weekend for the Grammy for best comedy album.


Here is the track list for “Flight of the Conchords”:

1. “Foux du Fafa”
2. “Inner City Pressure”
3. “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”
4. “Think About It”
5. “Ladies of the World”
6. “Mutha’uckas”
7. “The Prince of Parties”
8. “Leggy Blonde”
9. “Robots”
10. “Boom”
11. “A Kiss Is Not a Contract”
12. “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)”
13. “Business Time”
14. “Bowie”
15. “Au Revoir”



General Hates Of Da Moment

9 02 2008

Download limits – Unlimited internet connection nao! plzkthxdai
Valentine’s Day
Over-18 Concerts
Money, or lack of
Patience, or lack of
Memory, or lack of
Short battery life


9 02 2008

Well, the forum seems to be in full swing, with a total of two members! That’s right, two! If you’re reading this it’s recommended if you join, the more people who join, the better the community will become!

I’ll also write more reviews of stuff soon. I’m doing a bunch of things to make the blog more interesting.

I Was Bored So I Made A Forum

9 02 2008

The forum is now up! Just click “Forum” in the header. Feel free to join and discuss things. Yay!

I Was Bored So I Made A Blog – Forum

9 02 2008

Unnecessary like hell but I’m doing it anyway! You can join and talk about crap!

Blogs like this don’t need forums at all… and to be honest shouldn’t… but there’s nothing wrong with a forum about anything. 🙂

Coming soon.

EMI are Scumbags

9 02 2008

From AtEaseWeb

EMI are set to release a Radiohead Greatest Hits album to coincide with Radiohead’s upcoming tour. Radiohead’s former label seem determined to make some money from the band’s current activities.

When Radiohead announced the release of their ‘In Rainbows’ Discbox in December, EMI quickly followed with the release of the 7 albums (6 studio, 1 live) as a box set which included the albums as digipacks, download and USB-stick.

Now the tour is coming up (North American dates are expected to be announced next week), EMI have got another release up their sleeves; the long feared Greatest Hits album. Ed O’Brien told Strombo [laughing]: “They’re planning to do a Greatest Hits for April, May to coincide with our tour. That’s an interesting one. We won’t be doing any promotion for that, obviously.”

In an interview with Analogue, Phil Selway quickly commented on a Greatest Hits album as well: “It’s well within their rights to do it. [sigh]. So we’ll have to see.”

Yet another reason why EMI suck.

Yet I have a feeling I’m going to buy it anyway…

Hot Chip – Made In The Dark

8 02 2008

It’s not often I review something, but sometimes, I’ll try to make a half-decent review of something, this time I shall attempt to review Hot Chip’s new third album Made In The Dark, released on February 4th of this year (but on the 1st in Ireland, wheee). It was released on EMI Records in the UK, and DFA/Astralwerks in the US, in case anyone wants to know.I was really excited for this album ever since it was announced in… what was it, October? Yeah, well, regardless of when the press release was… released, I was excited, and even more excited after hearing “Shake A Fist”, the song released as a 12″ single at the beginning of October. Hearing the real lead single “Ready For The Floor”a bit later got me a little less excited, but as the song grew on me, the excitement brewed up again. So obviously in the months before this album’s release, it was a big ball of excitement, especially after the absolute amazing-ness of their last album The Warning which included such brilliant tracks as “Boy From School” and “Over And Over”, the latter of which everyone went ga-ga for in the Summer of 2006.

Made In The Dark begins with “Out At The Pictures”, which starts with a single synth line becoming increasingly louder before the drum machine begins a simple beat and more synth riffs come straight in, like a call to arms, and an instantly catchy chorus (WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER WEATHER), after that is the aforementioned “Shake A Fist” which stops halfway to let Todd Rundgren remind us to listen with headphones, which would be a smart idea as the song turns into a massive synth freak-out. After “Ready For The Floor”, “Bendable Poseable” follows the same style as the 3 tracks before it, but with extra quirky-ness and a rap-ish bridge from Joe Goddard proclaiming that his backbone is made of rock. There’s also more electro craziness to be found in “Touch Too Much” and “Don’t Dance”.

Fans of The Warning‘s ballads (“Look After Me”, “Colours”, etc.) needn’t fret, as it isn’t all “dance-you-fucker” electro, there are even more ballads to be found in here. Four in fact. The best of them, “We’re Looking For A Lot Of Love” has the classic Chip trademarks, good lyrics, a simple hook to go on, a tale of love, loss of love, and sorts of other stuff I can’t figure out because I’m crap at deciphering lyrics. There are also short and sweet piano ballads in the title track, “Whistle For Will” and the closer “In The Privacy Of Our Love”.

“One Pure Thought” begins with a short guitar play followed by even more electronic pop goodness, and another strange but sweet Joe Goddard verse. At over six minutes, there’s plenty of “Hold On” to enjoy, despite the fact it sounds slightly half-baked. “Wrestlers” is a wonderfully zany tune with lyrics referencing many well-known wrestling moves, along with a mention of Willie Nelson. “Don’t Dance” wallows around in mediocrity for three minutes or so before finally exploding in a wonderful big beat mess.Like The Warning, this isn’t really so much an artistic success as a step in the right direction, which makes me even more excited for what’s to come from Hot Chip. Till then, this is still a really good album that’s really fun to listen to.