Bo Burnham - Inside (The Songs)

Inside (The Songs)

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BaddieBaphomet
100
Yep. A serious contender for my Album of The Year is a comedy album.

After quickly gaining fame from viral YouTube videos of his musical and then having a successful career as a standup comedian, integrating his music and visual components into his set, Bo Burnham retired from stand up comedy in 2016 after his internal struggle with art, comedy, performance, capitalism, depression, and existentialism lead to him having panic attacks on stage. After spending time to focus on his mental health, ... read more
Case
90
JEFFREY BEZOS (YOU DID IT!)
JEFFREY BEZOS (CONGRATULATIONS!)

Inside (the full special) has been incredibly important to me recently, and That Funny Feeling is genuinely my favorite song of the year so far. I obviously love the rest of the album/special as well, but specifically that one song always hits me so hard. I think hearing the songs just by themselves is a little less of an experience than the actual special, but hearing this as an album is still fantastic.

Bo Burnham is probably one ... read more
redbded
NR
I mean I cried to the special 3 times so of course the soundtrack is great

In terms of standouts, How the World Works is genius and hilarious, Welcome to the Internet is irresistibly catchy and relevant, That Funny Feeling is pure p a i n, Shit is blunt yet weirdly gets stuck in your head, 30 is the peak definition of the fear of growing old. The whole Listen is just remarkable, and a staple of this tragic time.
hiphopcritiques
90
The special is actually one of my favorite pieces of film so I mean... I have to at least give this a 90.

The ending of 'Goodbye' gives me actual goosebumps btw, fucking INSANE.
BGL13
86
wow wtf i unironically adore this.
i absolutely love the way this album talks about mental health in an extremely personal and insightful way while still being incredibly funny. musically, this shit as catchy as hell and even beautiful at times. i haven’t even seen the special but these songs can easily stand on their own. please go check this out if you haven’t already
faves: comedy, that funny feeling, bezos, all eyes on me, goodbye
least faves: content ,shit, all time low
landlalt
76
Bo Burnham please make a Dream SMP comedy album please I'm begging you;
MasterCrackfox
89
One of the strangest parts of Bo Burnham for me is that, in some respects, we grew up together - not side-by-side physically of course, but certainly in a parallel state. This really landed for me during this special with the song 30, the reality setting in that I'm only a few paces behind Burnham in age. A great deal of this special and album examines the internet culture of today, and the introspection that Burnham has, based on his life, comes from seeing and experiencing the same world I ... read more
QueenRosie
90
funny i like All eyes on me

[Chorus]
Get your fuckin' hands up
Get on out of your seats
All eyes on me, all eyes on me
Get your fuckin' hands up
Get on out of your seats
All eyes on me, all eyes on me

[Verse 1]
Are you feeling nervous? Are you having fun?
It's almost over, it's just begun
Don't overthink this, look in my eye
Don't be scared, don't be shy
Come on in, the water's fine

[Pre-Chorus]
We're goin' to go where everybody knows
Everybody knows, everybody, oh
We're goin' to go where ... read more
AGoodLook
94
Hey, what can you say? We were overdue.

It's only a matter of time before we're flooded with projects reflecting on what it was like to live through the last two years or so. The process has already started to a certain degree; hell, one of my last reviews was on Weezer's OK Human, which was basically their own attempt to capture the 2020 feeling of anxious, disappointed malaise. We're all going to get sick of them soon, since nearly everyone lived through it and everyone's going to want to ... read more
Valeyard
95
Fucking finally
Tielur
20
Not funny didn't laugh
Slush_Puppy
NR
That Funny Feeling and All Eyes On Me are some of my favourite songs of the year which is crazy saying that they come from a “comedy special”.
PunkRevNow
1
VIDEO REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHr7F8_3KIU

How uncreative do you have to be to write a song about how wacky the internet is in 2021? Maybe that would've been an OK song idea in 2008, BUT IN 2021!????? Unacceptable. This album seems like a challenge to cram as many buzzwords into one record, ranging from Sexting to Problematic. No creativity, just essentially regurgitating viral tweets and clickbait buzzfeed headlines over mediocre synth pop.

Hey guys, isn't the pandemic s0oo0o ... read more
AceSlayer
98
How do I put into words how good both the special and the songs are.
HoodieBraden
80
I was much more impressed with Bo's musical abilities than his comedy.
kkbui
100
my dick looks like the baby from Eraserhead
currentjoyys
91
FAVORITE TRACK: Problematic

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Facetime with my Mom (Tonight)

“Look who’s inside again.”

I know I said I wasn’t going to review this but now that it’s been released as an album, I thought, “why not”? I also work a seven hour desk job so I need to occupy myself somehow.

This whole album is really well performed. Tracks like Content, All Eyes On Me and 30 are all incredibly catchy. The vocals on this are really great, too. Bo ... read more
Cordavision
100
YOU DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS!

EDIT: 90 -> 100. Really deserves it, holy shit.
rapscorer321
94
"Could I interest you in everything, all of time? Apathy's a tragedy and boredom is a crime"

This is the perfect album to sum up how everyone was feeling during quaratine, but also an album that is extremely personal for Bo, as he was just coming out of a long, long, hiatus due to mental health problems as quarantine was starting, so I can't imagine what making a comedy album about it after the fact must have been like for him. Probably light work since he's a fucking genius. The ... read more
santymasnaosant
100
"now, come out with your hands up we've got you surrounded"

é esquisito quando você percebe uma mídia se transformando em uma das suas coisas favoritas na sua frente, normalmente esse é um processo inconsciente que só depois de um tempo você consegue realmente dizer que aconteceu, mas com esse especial/álbum foi diferente. desde o primeiro momento que eu vi e ouvi suas músicas eu estava hipnotizado: seu humor ácido mas ... read more
AndreVital
85
One thing that's impressive about the special is how much Burnham achieves with the visual aspects even with the limitations of being trapped in a room. Moreover, that should be further proof of how good these tracks are that even without the visuals, they are still pretty compelling.

"Comedy", "Sexting" and "Problematic" are some of my favorites as individual songs however "Welcome To The Internet" is this special's masterpiece in my opinion.
Ahmadkm_
75
I STARTED PLAYING THIS ALBUM AND FEELING LIKE "THAT'S THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD" (WHICH ACTUALLY IS) BUT THEN...WHAT THE FVCK???????
midnightbabe
82
Hell yeah, one of my favourite comedians also happened to drop one of my favourite albums of the year.

So, first of all, I want to get out some of my main criticisms of the special. It was easily his most unfunny, maybe a bit below Words Words Words. There's some parts in here was I was genuinely wondering if I was listening to a fucking suicide letter. There's a lot of heavy and depressing moments mixed in with his comedy, and they feel even more brutal than the sad moments on What or Make ... read more
tiagoaon
20
no, just no
Logiar
85
Never before have I connected so much with a movie and comedy album.
The songs on their own are actually really fun.
Please go watch the movie.
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