Turtleneck Chain CD (2011)

Artist: Lonely Island

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 220901432
UPC 602527694863
UPC 14 00602527694863
Format CD
Release Date 5/10/2011
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Author Lonely Island
Compilation Appearance Event Ii
Technical Info
CatalogID 15588
Lable Name Universal Republic
Released 05/10/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 54s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527694863
Musical Guests
Akon
Michael Bolton
Beck
Snoop Dogg
Rihanna
Justin Timberlake
Nicki Minaj
John Waters
Santigold
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

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