With comical lyrics and hip-hop inspired rhythms, the Lonely Island released their sophomore album Turtleneck & Chain on Tuesday, May 10. Made up of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer the group’s goal is to instill laughter in their audience.

The album includes hit singles featured on Saturday Night Live, such as “Motherlover” and “The Creep”. The group stays true to their mocking songs, full of jokes and pop culture references.

Songs like “Jack Sparrow” make references to the popular film figure from The Pirates of the Caribbean series. The song has a catchy rhythm that’ll make on dance when listening. The song is representative to the Lonely Island at its best. Soft rock singer Michael Bolton is featured on the song while Samberg and Taccone sing about their band coming back to the “club scene”.

The listener should be prepared for laughter when listening to the album because the Lonely Island does a fantastic job of poking fun at pop culture figures while still keeping their strange, unique demeanor.

Songs such as “The Creep” sings about the stereotypical strange guy or girl who “does the creep.” Samberg and Schaffer does a hilarious job composing the lyrics by adding references such as “If you wanna make friends at the ATM, do the creep.”

The album features a variety of famous artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Akon and Justin Timberlake. These artists make a phenomenal appearance on each song, adding a different edge to each song.

The voice of Samberg sings shyly in the background of “Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie and Clyde”,  while Rihanna sings about “Ronnie”, the fictional character, and his problems with socializing. Her voice is a rhythmic hook which then introduces the voice of Andy Samberg. The songs incorporate catchy beats with lyrics that will not escape the listener’s mind.

Listeners should be advised that most songs do include the use of foul language.

Overall, Turtleneck & Chain proves perfect for any person looking for comedic relief. The  Lonely Island does a spectacular job of keeping true to their comedy roots, making their audience laugh with every song on the album.

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