Written by GE 138.
The Bob's Burgers Music Album is a work of love and sheer genius. There's a saying in the cartoon world (coined by the creators of South Park) that says 'The Simpsons did it!', implying that everything that can be done with a cartoon series, has been done by the characters and the creators of The Simpsons, and, of course, when it comes to music from the cartoon series genre, they're right, but this release, which comes in an amazing 3 LP condiment colored vinyl box set (ketchup red, relish green, mustard yellow) is chock full of goodies - a hardbound songbook with all the lyrics, stickers, collectors cards, posters, a patch, and a bonus 7" with the "Bob's Buskers" songs on them, and on that aspect alone it blows away anything The Simpsons have released, EVER, but the best part where this Bob's Burgers Music Album excels and succeeds where The Simpsons failed, is that they used the actual songs from the episodes on here, no matter how short or long, and not some BS where the cast members are singing blues standards or are trying to rap in character, nope! All 107 songs on here are from the first 6 seasons of the cult cartoon show, although the "Bob's Buskers" versions of the songs are weird hipster remixes that sound like shit, but whatev. My absolute favorite song on here is Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom. It's been stuck in my head and in constant rotation ever since I got this damn thing, but other standout tracks on here include Butt Phone, I've Got A Yum Yum, Happy Crappy Place, 99 Red Balloons, Don't You Love Cotton Candy (sung to the tune of Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds), Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!, One Way Or Another, If You Love Something (Set It On Fire), I Wanna Hear Your Secrets, Wing Man, Just What I Needed, Bad Girls, We Won The Talent Show (which is a complete rip on AC/DC's Beating Around The Bush), and the almost obligatory I Want Some Burgers And Fries. And again, what a bang up job Sub Pop Records did with this release - Kudos!! Holy jeeze is it great. Every cartoon series that does musical releases, Hell, anybody that is thinking about doing a box set release should really give a gander towards The Bob's Burgers Music Album. This thing is seriously a work of friggin' art. Seek out at any cost.
Available on all formats from the genius' at Sub Pop Records by clicking here. Also available wherever music is digitally sold as the commodity that it is (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.). "Like" Bob's Burgers on Facebook by clicking here. Follow them on Instagram by clicking here.)
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