Flight Of The Conchords album by Flight Of The Conchords, 2008

I am a huge fan of the splendid Flight Of The Conchords album Flight Of The Conchords released in 2008. Even though it's been 16 years since it was released, I still regularly find my listening ear hankering after this stone cold classic, or at the very least craving a wee read around the subject matter, perhaps open up the Wikipedia page or find a YouTube analysis of the album.

Why is Flight Of The Conchords so good?

As well as an unwavering sense of nostalgia that keeps me returning to this album, there's also a hypnotic je ne sais quoi about Flight Of The Conchords that keeps it fresh no matter how many times I revisit this work of art. Maybe it's that I was an impressionable young whippersnapper in the year 2009 when I first discovered Flight Of The Conchords, or the fact that Flight Of The Conchords were absolutely at the top of their game when they released said album. It's hard to pinpoint something so transcendental. Once you love a piece of art you become faithful to it's ethos.

Flight Of The Conchords is an album that is still relevant

One thing's for sure though, Flight Of The Conchords has stood the test of time and then some. It remains as powerful and relevant today as it did in 2008. And why wouldn't it? With lyrics like that, it's no wonder people return to this album again and again. I can't imagine life without it John.

Flight Of The Conchords knocked it out the park

But it's not just the lyrics that make this album great. It's the overall package. The comedy is a tour de force. The quotable lyrics is integral, as is the parodic beauty of Inner City Pressure. And who can forget awkwardly familiar observations of Business Time. When Flight Of The Conchords created this timeless classic, never mind the ball park, they knocked this one out of the solar system. This bad boy is in danger of bothering Voyager.

Has Flight Of The Conchords stood the test of time?

Of course, there are other albums out there to be argued for. Harder, better, faster, stronger. Some might argue that Orbus Terrarum is better than Flight Of The Conchords, or that The Orb is better than Flight Of The Conchords. They may well have a point. But for me, Flight Of The Conchords will always hold a special place in my heart. And 16 years tickling the meridian response does not lie.

Flight Of The Conchords in conclusion

To sum up, Flight Of The Conchords is a wonderful thing, an album of unrivalled quality. It's an album that has etched itself into the psyche, distributing untold tingles up the spine, hogging synapses and monopolising neurons that could otherwise be put to use appreciating more important, or perhaps more useful information. But no matter what life throws at me, I know I can always rely on Flight Of The Conchords to deliver the goods.

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