While Flight of the Conchords first hammered out their reputation from behind the relative safety of acoustic guitars, blithely billed as a ''folk comedy'' act, nowadays their musical style runs rampant, unchecked. Judging from the range displayed on their sophomore album I Told You I Was Freaky, Flight of the Conchords have yet to unearth a genre which can withstand their artistry. Unflinching in their lyrical stance, sophisticated with their arrangements, crafting melodies which always lodge firmly in the frontal lobe: Flight of the Conchords have here created 13 best-selling ringtones, humbly masquerading as songs. Their rhymes are fearless, their thesauruses dog-eared. Only cool, confident specimens of manhood such as these could drop three-dollar vocabulary busters like ''dungarees'' and ''pantaloons'' while still mesmerizing the ladies with their undulating ''Sugalumps.'' Vivid imagery? Check: The ardent ''Angels'' should spur listeners to think twice the next time they consider catching a snowflake on their tongues. Better still, the amorous odyssey of the album’s zenith, ''We’re Both in Love with a Sexy Lady,'' unfolds before the listener's very ears in real time; Flight of the Conchords are making history, and You! Are! There!
I Told You I Was Freaky is, among a great many other things, a genre-tripping tour de force and includes three songs from the second series of their popular and award-winning/nominated HBO TV show which are otherwise as yet unreleased (''Rambling Through the Avenues of Time,'' ''Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)'' and ''You Don’t Have to Be a Prostitute'').
1. Hurt Feelings
3. We’re Both In Love with a Sexy Lady
4. I Told You I Was Freaky
5. Demon Woman
6. Rambling Through the Avenues of Time
7. Fashion Is Danger
8. Petrov, Yelyena and Me
9. Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)
10. You Don’t Have To Be a Prostitute
12. Carol Brown