Year in Music 2017

Take Flight

New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords skewers synth-pop, the French, David Bowie, American R&B, hip-hop and unattainable sexual conquests on its self-titled debut album, due this week via Sub Po

New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords skewers synth-pop, the French, David Bowie, American R&B, hip-hop and unattainable sexual conquests on its self-titled debut album, due this week via Sub Pop.

The 15-track set features songs first aired on the Conchords' hit HBO series, but they have been retooled in the studio with producer Mickey Petralia.

Fans will delight in the new versions of "The Prince of Parties" and "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)," which accompanied two of the most memorable sequences in the HBO show.

Also included are the dazzling Pet Shop Boys parody "Inner City Pressure," the Kraftwerk-with-acoustic-guitars "Robots," the aptly named David Bowie tribute "Bowie" and the disco pastiche "Think About It."