Posts tagged "The Lonely Island"
Who Said They're "Wack"? The Lonely Island Plan New Album

Who Said They’re “Wack”? The Lonely Island Plan New Album

Blame the incredibly long shadow of “Weird Al” Yankovic or the crop of so many dime-a-dozen parodists dropping quickly-crafted goofs on YouTube, but it always feels that The Lonely Island are criminally underrated. Sure, the trio of writer/actors Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccome and Akiva Schaeffer have earned plenty of acclaim for their daffy song satire, thanks to their beloved Digital Shorts on Saturday Night Live , where Samberg acted and Taccome wrote for several years. Some of these clips, including the ’90s R&B pastiche “ Dick in a Box ” […]

Blerd Radio – 2011 Year End Podcast

If you haven’t seen the Popblerd Staff’s Best Of Music 2011 list, check it out . Big Money and I discussed this list in the year end edition of Blerd Radio. We go over the top 40 albums of the year and discuss our thoughts of where certain albums landed. Did Bon Iver deserve to be our top album of the year? What kind of songs will Adele write in five years? Do the Beastie Boys deserve to be so high on the […]

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Okay, I’ll admit it- I didn’t listen to a lot of music released this year. I can’t really explain why- I think partially it was because I was listening to some of the albums released last year still (because Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz is still my favorite from 2010), and the other reason is probably because I tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying/listening to new albums anyway. For example: Bon Iver’s self-titled release (which is on the […]

Popblerd Live Blogs the 2011 Prime Time Emmy Awards!

This started out as a test. Using a new chat client, pulling a couple of people together at the 11th hour, not totally sure if I (Blerd) was even gonna be able to watch the show…this particular live blog had the capacity for disaster. As it turned out, it worked pretty good. I was joined by Drew and Cristobal Tracy for a fun chat where we discussed the overwhelming amount of love shown the Brits at the Emmys, a bang-up […]

bLISTerd Extra: The Top 10 (11?) Albums of 2011 (So Far)…Tom’s Turn

1) Foo Fighters –Wasting Light Record of the year.  If there is a better second half of the year release I’ll console myself with that hypothetically brain-punchingly excellent album.  Bands get sharper over time; few have hit the running peak of passion and musicianship the Foos are on right now. 2) Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO  Never heard of him.Saw two Carllsongs on my way out of another show.  Bought the album out of left field.  Alt-country, straight-up country, straight-up […]

bLISTerd Extra: The Top 10 Albums of 2011 (So Far): Drew’s Up to Bat

10. Adele, 21 // Lady Gaga, Born This Way Because it’s my list, that’s why. Gaga may not be the best pop princess doing it right now (spoiler alert – Beyonce), but Born This Way does compound on her zany promise, and if it doesn’t reach the dizzying pop heights of The Fame Monster, it’s certainly every bit as flamboyantly giddy as we expected it to be. Adele’s another pop princess, but she’s achieving her success by dressing her songs […]

Spin Cycle: “Turtleneck & Chain” by The Lonely Island

It’s pretty fair to say that Andy Samberg has been one of the best things to happen to “Saturday Night Live” in the past ten years. A show that had become completely buzz-less picked up steam when Samberg started out with his Digital Shorts. Aided by his buddies Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer and celebrity cameos from everyone from Natalie Portman to Adam Levine, Samberg has provided plenty of watercooler moments over the past five years. Compiling those skits with […]

New Release Report 5/10/11: Turtleneck, Chain & CDs

Spring is in full flower, y’all…and there’s another wide-ranging set of new music coming to you this week. A little bit of everything-from comedy to classic R&B to indie rock to Eighties icons-occasionally all on the same set. Here are the highlights from the May 10th release schedule. Raphael Saadiq–Stone Rollin‘: Following the critically acclaimed The Way I See It, former Tony Toni Tone/Lucy Pearl frontman Raphael Saadiq continues to mine the depths of classic R&B on this, his fourth […]

The Viewfinder: “Captain Jack Sparrow” by The Lonely Island

Those crazy cutups from The Lonely Island have struck music/comedy gold once again. This time, they’ve done it with the help of the one and only Michael Bolton. “Captain Jack Sparrow” us the latest single and video from the group’s new album, Turtleneck & Chain, which comes out tomorrow. Bolton is his usual overwrought self on the chorus, but his presence in the song’s video is completely epic. Whoever saw fit to put Bolton in a variety of different guises, […]

The Viewfinder: “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island

Check out The Lonely Island’s new video, “I Just Had Sex”, featuring Akon.

The Lonely Island Welcomes Jack Johnson (Or Not So Much)

Never thought you’d ever see a fight scene in a Jack Johnson video? Well, turns out the mellow surfer dude has a bit of a mean streak in him. In the new video for “At or With Me”, Jack finds himself being heckled by Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies while playing. Needless to say, hilarity ensues. Samberg remains one of the few reasons to watch “Saturday Night Live”, and Jack reveals a previously unseen sense of humor in […]