I don’t know how this is supposed to work. Do you have to watch an animated series in order to “get” Post-Apocalypto? I’m not doing that. I’m listening to an album; I’m reviewing an album.
21 tracks, half an hour. Most of the tracks run a minute and a half. So what’s the concept? Humanity has destroyed the Earth in a nuclear holocaust. Tenacious D survived, though their songwriting abilities did not. Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Yo-Yo Ma have been saved, and now live on a space station. Kyle Gass wasn’t good enough to make the cut and now has a two-headed dog named Hope to keep him company. Unfortunately the KKK seems to have taken over security on what’s left of Earth.
Post-Apocalypto is part uninspired sketches, part uninspired songs. Some are decent, or half-decent, like “Take Us Into Space” and “Woman Time”. Most are too soft, light and forgettable, and the sketches are tired. Jack Black’s “Arnold” accent isn’t bad, but the joke wears out.
Bottom line: as stated by Uncle Meat, “18 minutes of music isn’t an album.” Iron Tom adds, “Although I’ll listen to some tunes individually, I don’t see myself listening to it again as an entire album.”