Album Reviews

Post-Apocalypto
Tenacious D Post-Apocalypto Punk Rock Theory
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 17:34
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- by Nate Hennon

The motherf**king D is back! What is more fitting than the self-proclaimed greatest band in the world releasing a concept album? "Post-Apocalypto" is about the end of the world in 2018. Despite this album centering around one idea, Tenacious D still finds a place for their over-the-top lyrics and goofy premises while rocking your socks off. 

Because this is a multi-faceted rock experience, I want to address the parts individually, but mainly focus on the album, "Post-Apocalypto." Due to the limitations of a concept album, none of the songs stand out on their own, besides "Post-Apocalypto Theme." The album and story should be consumed in its entirety a few times before anything is added to your 'Greatest songs ever Tribute playlist.' That said my favorite section of the album is when the D do their voice impressions of celebrities, racists, and The Terminator ("Chainsaw Bazooka Machine Gun," "ROBOT," "marCH" and "turd whistle").  

But much like their movie soundtrack  "The Pick of Destiny," the album is only one side of the story. Many of the songs and interstitial skits require visuals which is why The D created a companion YouTube series, hand-drawn by JB. Well, the series is fun, but very NSFW. It is super naughty and should be viewed in private, properly stoned and drunk. 

 

Track listing:

  1. POST-APOCALYPTO THEME
  2. desolation
  3. HOPE
  4. cave women
  5. MAKING LOVE
  6. scientists
  7. TAKE US INTO SPACE
  8. i've got to go
  9. FUCK YO-YO MA
  10. reunion/not so fast
  11. DADDY DING DONG
  12. chainsaw bazooka machine gun
  13. ROBOT
  14. marCH
  15. turd whistle
  16. COLORS
  17. who's your daddy?
  18. JB JR RAP
  19. WOMAN TIME
  20. SAVE THE WORLD
  21. POST-APOCALYPTO THEME (REPRISE)