I Told You I Was Freaky

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I Told You I Was Freaky
Studio album by Flight of the Conchords
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded 2008/09
Genre Comedy rock
Anti-folk
Alternative hip hop
Length 33:44
Label Sub Pop
Producer Mickey Petralia
Flight of the Conchords chronology
Flight of the Conchords
(2008)
I Told You I Was Freaky
(2009)
Singles from I Told You I Was Freaky
  1. "Hurt Feelings"
    Released: September, 2009
  2. ""
    Released:
  3. ""
    Released:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC (favourable)[2]
CHARTattack 3.5/5 stars[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Paste (41%)[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.7/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[8]
Spin 2.5/5 stars[9]
Toro 3.0/5 stars[10]

I Told You I Was Freaky is the second studio album by New Zealand folk parody duo Flight of the Conchords. It features 13 songs. Out of those 13, ten were released as singles on the American iTunes Store following their television debut. It was released on 20 October 2009 in the US[11] and 2 November in the UK.[12] One of the songs, "Demon Woman",[13] was released as part of a downloadable track pack for the video game Rock Band.[14] The album cover was created by John Dyer Baizley, reminiscent of the 1972 album Summer Breeze by the soft rock duo Seals & Crofts.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie except "Carol Brown" written by James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie. 

No. Title Length
1. "Hurt Feelings"   2:38
2. "Sugalumps"   2:11
3. "We're Both in Love with a Sexy Lady"   2:49
4. "I Told You I Was Freaky"   3:14
5. "Demon Woman"   1:59
6. "Rambling Through the Avenues of Time"   2:43
7. "Fashion Is Danger"   2:20
8. "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me"   2:28
9. "Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)"   2:28
10. "You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute"   2:49
11. "Friends"   2:03
12. "Carol Brown"   3:26
13. "Angels"   2:36
iTunes Bonus Track
No. Title Length
14. "Pencils in the Wind"   3:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Arj Barker: rap on "Sugalumps" and "Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)"
  • Gus Seyffert: guitar on "We're Both in Love With a Sexy Lady"
  • Josh Schwarz: guitar on "Demon Woman"
  • David Ralicke: clarinet on "Rambling Through the Avenues of Time"
  • Kristen Schaal & David Costabile: vocals on "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me"
  • Shani Meivar: violin on "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me"
  • Sam Scott: percussion on "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me"
  • Mickey Petralia: drums on "You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute"
  • Rhys Darby: vocals on "Friends"
  • Jim Gaffigan: vocals on "Friends"
  • Alison Sudol, Inara George, & Nadia Ackerman: vocals on "Carol Brown"
  • Jo Bobin & Victoria Bobin: vocals on "Carol Brown" and "Angels"
  • Jamie Simpson: vocals on "Angels"
  • Sia Furler: Backing vocals on "Carol Brown" and "You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute"

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
New Zealand Albums Chart[15] 7
UK Albums Chart 47
US Billboard 200 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ Diver, Mike (5 November 2009). "BBC review". 
  3. ^ "CHARTattack review". [dead link]
  4. ^ Crossan, Jamie (26 October 2009). "NME review". 
  5. ^ Ray, Austin L. (October 19, 2009). "Paste review". 
  6. ^ Kelly, Zach (20 October 2009). "Pitchfork Media review". 
  7. ^ Peisner, David (13 October 2009). "Rolling Stone review". 
  8. ^ Jones, Huw (October 27, 2009). "Slant Magazine review". Archived from the original on October 27, 2009. 
  9. ^ Peisner, David (October 13, 2009). "Spin review". 
  10. ^ Skinner, Jesse (October 20, 2009). "Toro review". 
  11. ^ WhatTheFolk.net[dubious ]
  12. ^ "Flight Of The Conchords for new album and UK live gigs | News". Nme.Com. 2009-09-01. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  13. ^ "Beatles Rock Band game publisher tries to stoke sales | VentureBeat". Games.venturebeat.com. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  14. ^ Author: Vince (2009-09-23). "More Details on the Upcoming Flight of the Conchords Track Pack | Team Teabag!". Team Teabag!. Retrieved 2012-03-24. 
  15. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Rianz.org.nz. Retrieved 2012-03-24.