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|1. Get Over It|
|2. Don't Ask Me|
|3. You're So Damn Hot|
|4. What to Do|
|5. 1000 Miles Per Hour|
|6. Shortly Before the End|
|8. There's a Fire|
|9. C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips|
|10. The Fix is In|
|11. Hello, My Treacherous Friends|
|12. Bye Bye Baby|
Chicago four-piece OK Go's self-titled debut has all the two-minute power-punk bravado of acts such as the Vines and the Hives, yet this is combined with complex word-play and fulsome glam-rock 1970s-style choruses. Part beat poet, part exuberant rock star, Damian Kulash is a fine frontman, his snarling vocals perfectly suited to bittersweet anthems such as "1000 Miles Per Hour" and "The Fix Is In". The band also make liberal use of samples, such as the grainy hip-hop loop that makes the anti-warmongering song "Hello, My Treacherous Friends" so memorable. This is art rock without pretentiousness, new wave without retro chords and skinny ties. --Lucy O'Brien
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1. Get Over It: Not too bad, but rather whiny in it's complaints against society as a whole as being materalistic and shallow. (Think Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous)
2. Don't Ask Me: The good stuff, this is a reminder from all boys to all girls that things don't go back to the way they've been before so easily, and sometimes you can't be just friends.
3. You're So Damn Hot: Basically, an anthem like cknowledgement that hey, sometimes I can be shallow too.
4. What to Do: Eh, not bad. Reminding us all that simple is sometimes the way to go.
5. 1000 Miles Per Hour: Good, escapism is always good.
6. Shortly Before the End: Catchy though somewhat depressing, not a bad death song.
7. Return: Very good, looking back at a dead love, and guilt.
8. There's a Fire: The Boy Who Cried Wolf's anthem. But also very real.
9. C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips: Not as bad as you'd think.
It's a goofy love song, (think "If I Had a Million Dollars" but far better.)
10. The Fix is In: Esentially the same as What to Do.
11. Hello My Treacherous Friends: Good, though odd. The title explains it all.
12. Bye Bye Baby: About a man his friends and mates leave behind for a job, this is pretty good for guilt and dreaming. Made me think of Be Like That.
Get Over It is followed by two great energetic tracks: Don't Ask Me and You're So Damn Hot. If the rest of the CD were filled with more of the same, I'd almost be happy, except that it would mean losing Return, which is now far and away my favorite. Return is a powerful, somewhat grunge-y song that should make you want to sing along. And finally, I like C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips, since I think all the little quirky things come together well, but I can imagine people hating it. The tracks I haven't mentioned are also very good, but not quite worthy of buying a CD to hear them. All in all, a very strong debut, and let's hope for more of the good stuff from OK Go.
I got ahold of as much of OK GO's material as I could a few months ago, and have been enjoying them immensely. Based on my database of songs, I would give them a 5. This is very listenable power pop, and what I love about this band is that they don't stick to one sound or song format. They range from straight-out rock on Get Over It, to intelligent lyrical musings on What to Do, and It's Tough to Have a Crush.
However, this album rated four stars because of the song order, and choice of songs for the album. Tracks 5-8 don't show OK GO at their best. The four songs are all rather slow, and create a void in the middle of the album. These songs should have been mixed in with the more up-tempo songs to keep the album from bogging down. Also, I would have like to see Kiss Me, Son of God on the album.
Definitely a worthy purchase from a band I'm hoping to hear a lot more from!
Most recent customer reviews
I've got this CD in my car and love it. I get a kick out of the lyrics -- they're mostly all about dysfunctional relationships. But the beat is addictive and fun. Read morePublished on July 7 2007 by Marsha S
I love this album very much there is not a single song on it that I do not enjoy. It is my get up and Go music in the morning, it helps me prepare to face the day. Read morePublished on July 14 2005 by Taya
I was introduced to OK Go by a friend of mine on the bus, about a year ago. All I was able to hear was "Get Over It," which got me interested enough to buy the CD. Read morePublished on June 19 2004 by Dylan Lee
This CD is my favorite! It has great songs--in fact there isn't one on the entire album that isn't 110% worth it. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Mair
THis cd is awesome. There isn't a bad song on the album. It is pop music at it's best. THe melodies are catchy. Read morePublished on June 6 2004
i heard about this cd some time ago froma friend down the street and at first wasnt sure what to say it sounded like. needless to say i loved it. Read morePublished on May 6 2004
I'm not someone who usually goes out and purchases CDs. But after listening to the sample songs they had, I thought "Hmmm...". Read morePublished on April 21 2004
this is one of my favourite cds that i've ever owned. ok go are clever and excellent music-makers, as well as really fun. their concerts are super-fun, and this cd....mmm... Read morePublished on April 1 2004