The Lonely Island are Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
The Wack Album is the third studio album by American comedy hip hop group The Lonely Island. Recorded in Los Angeles and New York City with producers including TODAY, DJ Nu-Mark and Asa Taccone, it was released on June 7, 2013 by Republic Records. The album reached number ten on the US Billboard 200 and topped the Comedy Albums and Rap Albums charts.
In a certain light, another Lonely Island album might seem like a desperate attempt to reinvigorate a fanbase that might have lost interest in the collective’s breed of joyfully silly farce. Luckily The Wack Album is just as good as their previous collections, 2009’s Incredibad and 2011’s Turtleneck & Chain
The Wack Album is the third studio album by American comedy hip hop group The Lonely Island. 3-Way", "YOLO", "Spring Break Anthem", "I Fucked My Aunt", "Diaper Money", "Semicolon", "Go Kindergarten" and "Spell It Out" were released as singles.
Complete your The Lonely Island collection. as the little girl said in Poltergeist 2. The ill trio return with more insane raunchiness and societal critiques interlaced with absurdist comedic raps. I dare the non-believers out there to crank this up with the bass thumpin and not start head noddin to the hyphyness of the whole Lonely Island thang.
The Wack Album proves there simply isn’t anyone out there who executes this strain of musical comedy with as much satirical precision as the Lonely Island. Though the songwriting on the Lonely Island’s third effort, The Wack Album, contains enough surprises to keep the material feeling fresh, the standout tracks are built around comedic strategies that feel very familiar. One approach, a la 2010’s I Just Had Sex, finds the trio making fun of their own nerdiness by obliviously failing at said nerdiness: Semicolon promises to send up pretentious grammar-geek anthems like Vampire Weekend’s Oxford Comma until we find our own suspicions confirmed that they’re actually using the semicolon improperly.
Across The Wack Album’s 20 songs and 44 minutes, the trio – Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, and Andy Samberg – pick and choose different regional subgenres to mimic, finishing with adequate results across the board: Snoop-y G-funk for Perfect Saturday, straight-outta-’02 Atlanta crunk-king vocals for Go Kindergarten, brassy Freestyle Fellowship bap for I Don’t Give a Honk. But hey, there’s this, and it’s fairly important: This is the funniest Lonely Island album yet! It’s always been easy to see the perspective of people who find TLI annoying; the post-Sandler immaturity that’s served as a basis for so much of their comedy can be predictable and unoriginal.
Luckily, The Lonely Island are adept spoofers and ‘The Wack Album’ is another reliable, if disposable, set of jock-party parodies like ‘Go Kindergarten’ (EDM chorus, Get stupid, get stupid because we said to do it ) and ‘Semicolon’, where Solange tries to make grammar way cooler. It’s not Flight Of The Conchords quality but, hey, at least it’s not The Midnight Beast.
On "The Wack Album," Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone rhyme with impressive style and sharp detail over tracks that sound virtually indistinguishable from those on records by Rick Ross, . or any number of other A-list hip-hop acts. Sometimes they're actually rapping alongside A-list hip-hop acts: "YOLO" features a verse by . s Kendrick Lamar, and the Bay Area trailblazer Too Short shows up in "The Compliments. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times.