Turtleneck Chain(Explicit Version) CD (2011)

Artist: Lonely Island

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Fans will love it!

on 6/29/2011

When you first listen to The Lonely Island's second album, "Turtleneck & Chain", you might think, "This has got a few good songs, but it's no 'Incredibad'." Well, give it time. As I recall, it took a while before I loved EVERYTHING on Incredibad, and the more I listen to Turtleneck and Chain, the more I fall in love with it. I won't declare that it's JUST AS GOOD as Incredibad, but if it isn't, it's really freakin' close.

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 220901430
UPC 602527681405
UPC 14 00602527681405
Format CD
Release Date 5/10/2011
Author Lonely Island
Technical Info
CatalogID 2768140
Lable Name Universal Republic
Released 05/09/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 54s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527681405
Musical Guests
Michael Bolton
Snoop Dogg
Justin Timberlake
Nicki Minaj
John Waters
Kenan Thompson
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Sonic Ranch Studios, El Paso, TX.
Back once again with the ill behavior, Lonely Island's second effort is more of the same, which for many means that life is still worth living. Irony and stupidity abound as the crew has its way with that sweet and rare event called "lovemaking" ("I Just Had Sex" with Akon), your Mom ("Motherlover" with Justin Timberlake), hip-hop culture ("No Homo"), and popular culture in general (pretty much everything else), as interludes that owe a lot to Adam Sandler tie it all together. The jokes are the main attraction -- they contrast extreme bravado and extreme embarrassment for maximum hilarity -- but the great trick behind Lonely Island is their keen awareness of whatever genre they are mocking. With the right beats and production, "The Creep" is the kind of stalker anthem you'd expect if stalkers posted tracks on hip-hop blogs, while "Jack Sparrow" is the Michael Bolton power ballad to perfection, and even comes with a hearty helping of Michael Bolton. Bad news for newcomers is that tracks like "Shy Ronnie 2: Bonnie & Clyde" won't work well away from their visuals, meaning Turtleneck & Chain is sometimes a souvenir for Saturday Night Live viewers, who know just how much that slow motion video helps a cut like "Threw It on the Ground." That said, the title track is killer, "We're Back!" might be the ultimate intro, and if you can deny shelf space to an album with "Trouble on Dookie Island" on the track list, you're probably much more "Watch Me Do Me" than "I Just Had Sex" anyway. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.82) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Their consistently great second disc combines songs you've YouTubed to death with top-shelf new material..."
Rolling Stone (p.74) - Ranked #50 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "Another batch of deft satires from the pop-parody kings."
Entertainment Weekly (p.60) - "[T]he triumphantly goofy 'I Just Had Sex,' with Akon, manages to be both outrageous and entirely plausible radio bait." -- Grade: B
Disc 1
1 We're Back!
2 Mama
3 I Just Had Sex
4 Jack Sparrow - (featuring Michael Bolton)
5 Attracted to Us - (featuring Beck)
6 Rocky
7 My Mic (Interlude)
8 Turtleneck & Chain - (featuring Snoop Dogg)
9 Shy Ronnie, Pt. 2: Ronnie & Clyde - (featuring Rihanna)
10 Trouble On Dookie Island
11 Falcor vs. Atreyu (Classy Skit #1)
12 Motherlover - (featuring Justin Timberlake)
13 Creep, The - (featuring Nicki Minaj/John Waters)
14 Watch Me Do Me (Classy Skit #2)
15 Threw It On the Ground
16 Japan
17 After Party - (featuring Santigold)
18 No Homo
19 No Homo (Outro)
Product Attributes
Artist Lonely Island
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
$15.88 + $3.16 shipping
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