The Library Bards, a comedy duo out of LA, have their first album out, Bardcore , and I felt like reviewing it. It is a comedy parody album that covers many fandoms so everyone should find something to listen to.
Overall it is a fun album, music is bouncy and light, lyrics are humorous, and you can tell they are enjoying themselves. Something to play for nerdy friends to party to. The problem is some of the lyrics seem to feel a little forced and clunky. Like they are trying to hard to rhyme like the original song instead of having the song make sense. Now they are a newer act and will get better with time and experience, but right now this album just does not have the full polish of some other comedy musicians. It is still a fun album to sing a long with, especially if you like the original songs they parody.
Enough with my nitpicking, the best songs on the album to me are: Pokéball (Pokémon p0arody of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus) a sweet love song using Pokémon imagery and Black and Red (parody of “Zombie” by The Cranberries) which is about Deadpool and Harley Quinn cosplayers, it is both harsh on them and loving, which comes in two versions on the album.
You can buy the album from their site for $14.99. Plus they have t-shirts for $20. You can get their song Regeneration (a Doctor Who parody of “My Generation” by The Who) for free on The FuMP right if you hurry.
You can also check out their YouTube channel for music videos and live performances.
The Library Bards are a nerd parody band consisting of Bonnie Gordon (ABC’s The Quest, R. Mika in Street Fighter V) and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’ King of the Nerds). They take Top 40 hits and transform them into the nerdy versions they should have been in the first place! With their catchy tunes and nerdy lyrics, the Library Bards will be bringing you into the Bard Life in no time!