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Chris Moyles – The Difficult Second Album

Lisa Bentley


The Difficult Second Album is the follow up to Chris Moyles 2009 debut The Parody album and is very much of the same ilk; 12 songs, the majority of which are parodies. Moyles has called on his musical friends to help him along and collaborations on songs include Pixie Lott, Rizzle Kicks, Gary Barlow and Ricky Wilson.

With Rizzle Kicks and Moyles battling it out 8 Mile style with Rizzle Kicks verbally kicking Moyles in the derriere, slamming his age as a detriment to his coolness. Moyles’ attempt at being a verbal maverick is a good effort but leaves you thinking that maybe it should be left to the professionals.

His version of Olly Murs Dance With Me Tonight or in this case Not That Polite is usurping the notion that Murs is just a genuinely nice guy. The majority of the song is bleeped out with Murs swearing vociferously and Moyles making disguisted comments and asking him to stop. Eventually, after the middle eight Murs drops the pretence and the uncensored T-bombs are repeated. It is comical but Moyles doesn’t really appear that much on the song which is a bit confusing.

The musical styles do change throughout pop, RNB, rap and also big band. Robbie Williams and Moyles perform a swing duet called I.L.M.P which basically stands for I love my penis. Take away the lyrics and just going by the quality of the vocals this is probably the most enjoyable track on the album; this is somewhat ironic being that the intention of the album is to entertain through lyrical witticism.

Whilst the earlier tracks on the album are more entertaining, the two weirdest duets come later on. Moyles duets with Catchphrase’s Roy Walker which feels very random; he also duets with a girl called Suzanna who somewhat vocally resembles Rihanna. Weird. Overall the album has the novelty quality that you expected to find, however once the silliness is over there is very little substance.