Review Summary: MC Vagina is Back... as well as about fifteen other rappers and topics.2 of 2 thought this review was well written
Jon Lajoie: the immaturity of Blink 182, the comedy of Picnicface, the ability to be serious, and a healthy dose of talent. The supply of comedy music is endless, but this certain artist doesn't use blatant parodies to get laughs or make a point; with original (or intentionally otherwise) melodies and chuckle-worthy lyrics, Lajoie may just be one of the best artists in his genre. However, with internet hits like "Show Me Your Genitals" and "Everyday Normal Guy," can Jon live up to the hype that has followed him around, throughout his mock-commercials and raps about absolutely nothing?
Well, what better way to start of the album than with a sequel to the most (in)famous series? I Kill People
is MC Vagina's third song, following Show Me Your Genitals and E=McVagina. Of course, we're going to hear another intentionally awkward rap about women and sex. This, of course, is a parody of most of today's stereotypical rap, but, overall, it couldn't live up to both its predecessors and the rest of the album, especially when the next three songs are some of the most diverse on the set.
Listening to My Penis
, The Birthday Song
, and WTF Collective
,are three diverse songs that best describe I Kill People
in a nutshell. Listening to My Penis
is another one of Lajoie's over-synthed, electronic drum pop songs like Sunday Afternoon
(yes, I know this song is more of a rap song, but the beat takes precedence). Of course, the song is about men thinking with what's in their pants. These songs, including I Can Dance
, Nine to Five
, and In Different Ways
, are mainly fillers; the songs have little to no point, discussing... well, nothing, cubical life, and not having a penis, respectably. But as comedic pieces, the songs are enjoyable, and the music itself (sans lyrics, keeping the melody) could make it as a mainstream song. But do you really expect this from the man who writes songs about sex with Britney Spears and 2 Girls 1 Cup?
Well, his acoustic songs, beginning with The Birthday Song
, are the most raunchy, yet catchy tracks Lajoie recorded. The Birthday Song, for example, talks about your
conception, in detail, with backing guitars reminiscent of Spanish folk music. You'll never look at your parents the same way. The epitome of this section is easily Alone In the Universe
, which more likely an excuse to use different innuendos for masturbation that an actual song. With a soft start and a mellow electric guitar and pseudo-enlightening lyrics...
We're floating in space on the edge of time
In a universe that we can't define
Billions of stars in the endless night
Try and find purpose for our lives
Yet we still take the time (still take the time)
Yes we always take the time
A close runner up is Mel Gibson's Love Song
: just as Alone In the Universe
is an excuse for innuendo, this is an excuse for racial insensitivity. I won't go into detail.
But what would this album be without our favorite Canadian MC?
We're left with three rap songs, compared to the five from You Want Some Of This?
. But how better to make up for this than with having multiple rappers in WTF Collective
, both 1 and 2. With MC Confusing, Historical Inaccuracy, Inappropriate Rhymes, Canadian Stereotype, and Public Urination, as well as a couple others, we're left with a collection of rappers rapping about whatever their title is (of course). He's actually incredibly talented as a rapper, and even more so as a comedian, and these are probably two of the best songs on the album... then I remember one of his biggest non-series songs, Michael Jackson is Dead
I can sum this up in about three lines:
Catchy, somewhat technical beat.
Shut up about Michael Jackson
And a lot of the use of the word "hypocrite" and a couple four-letter words.
To sum this up, Jon Lajoie showcases his talent in multiple fields as well as providing a couple laughs along the way. He can make us laugh, he can make a point, and he knows how to get attention, and shamelessly at that. While yes, I may make him out to be a bit better than he actually is, I firmly believe this album deserves the 4.0 rating, and I highly advice you watch his videos on YouTube with more music, faux-advertisements, and infomercials just for the sake of having them.