The album Attitude City by Ninja Sex Party shows how being a funny, sex-filled band can sound great without losing the humor.
On July 17, the comedy band consisting of Dan “Danny Sexbang” Avidan and “Ninja Brian” released their third album under the NSP name.
The duo had previously released two albums as NSP [“NSFW” and “Strawberries & Cream”] and two albums with internet gamer Arin “Egoraptor” Hanson as Starbomb [“Starbomb” and “Player Select”]. Avidan and Hanson also host a video game series on YouTube called Game Grumps.
As with the all their previous albums, Attitude City opens with “Intro (Attitude)” a short monologue from “Danny Sexbang” directed to the listener, immediately establishing the tone of the album and the sexual humor throughout.
The tone is humorous and never takes itself too seriously, but the composition of the album is wonderfully done and can be considered a step up in quality from their previous work. The hard work both Dan and Brian put into this album shows.
The songs are playful and contain narratives of NSP encountering different situations, from trying to pick up women by saying they’ve slayed a dragon in “Dragon Slayer” and showing too much of their softer side in “Why I Cry.”
Not all songs are about NSP picking up women as “Cookies!” shows NSP trying to be an intense metal band, and “Dubstep” shows the duo trying to get with modern times by writing their version of a dubstep song.
The title track of the album is also a narrative song that tells how “Sexbang” rules Attitude City and what happens when strangers come through the city.
Some songs on the album, like “Samurai Abstinence Patrol,” are songs that NSP have wanted to write for a long time, telling the story of NSP fighting their arch enemies, the Samurai Abstinence Patrol.
The second to last song on the album, “6969,” is a first for the band as it is a parody song of the Rush song “2112,” even referencing the song through with the lyric “I know it’s most unusual to come before you so.” It’s the longest song from NSP at 8 minutes and 29 seconds, and is to date their magnum opus. It is definitely the best song on a great album.
If I were to say anything negative about this album, it would probably that even though the length of the album is longer than previous albums, it did leave me wishing that some of the transition songs like “Dubstep” and “Buttsex Goldilocks” were fleshed out more, as they had interesting and fun concepts and left me wanting.
Attitude City perfectly captures the essence of what NSP is all about: funny and sex-filled lyrics beautifully sung by Danny Sexbang and masterful instrumentation from Ninja Brian that keeps up with the style changes while remaining constant through each song.
I give “Attitude City” 8.5 out of 10. It’s a great album for any fan of comedy music.