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Artist: "Andrew W.K."
Album: "I Get Wet"
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Island Records

Reviewer: Protoclown
Posted: 2/9/2009

Review: Andrew W.K. is here to have a good time, and no one is more angry about that than Andrew W.K. I have no idea whether this was the artist's intention or not, but Andrew W.K.'s album of angrily growled party songs is hilariously enjoyable. Featuring twelve catchy no-substance anthems about the apparent rage he feels when confronted with the idea of getting drunk and enjoying himself, I can listen to this cd over and over in the car without getting sick of it.

I first heard this guy in a friend of mine's car. It was playing in the background and it took a couple songs before I really started to get into his whole "ANGRY PARTY" shtick, but I pretty quickly asked who we were listening to and not too long after that I had the cd myself.

There's not a lot of variation in the songs--nearly every single one of them is a short up-tempo relentless guitar-and-keyboard driven piece where Andrew yells furiously at the listener about how he's going to get drunk, or how beautiful this girl is, or how he loves New York City. Clearly all topics to be enraged about. But there's just something inherently awesome about someone angrily screaming a tribute to some girl's beauty instead of the socio-political rant you might expect.

The thing is, it's not particularly great music--the songs are all fairly simple in their construction but it's endlessly entertaining. Something about the whole package--the fun, catchy songs that would almost be bubble-gum if not for the angry, violent persona he has created for himself in his vocal delivery and album art (the cover where he appears sporting a nose gushing blood, and the back image where he stands arms crossed, angrily glaring at the photographer as if he could wish him dead if he concentrated and channeled his hate hard enough)--it's all tremendously endearing and entertaining, and it makes me laugh every single time I listen. And the fact that I'm still not really sure whether it's earnest or tongue-in-cheek just makes me love it all the more.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeHalf
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

Fookin' up planets!
Feb 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Everytime I hear "I get wet"....
well I umm... I get wet.

too much maybe?
Fookin' up planets!
Feb 10th, 2009, 09:52 AM
I love this guy, saw him live and he was about the sun shine-iest mother to walk the planet, smiling ear to ear and even got the whole crowd to get on stage with him and sing half his set in a frenzy part camp sing along. If only life were this much fun all the damn time.
Riot Control
Feb 10th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Those lips of him seem to be more red than they should... I don't think it is the blood giving the effect.
SKATASTIC
Feb 10th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Dear Proto:

I finally got him out of my head the last time you mentioned him. It took quite a bit of time....now he's stuck in my head again.
The Goddamned Batman
Feb 10th, 2009, 06:07 PM
When did I mention him before? I don't remember.
Fookin' up planets!
Feb 10th, 2009, 08:23 PM
in 10,000 Volt Ghost's Dreams...MWAHAHAHAHA!

Proto, stop reviewing albums from our heads!!!
SKATASTIC
Feb 10th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protoclown View Post
When did I mention him before? I don't remember.

I think a week or two back you just had

PARTY

written and that got W.K. stuck in my head. It wasn't actually you referencing him directly but anytime I hear or read PARTY in bold letters I get his songs stuck in my head.
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The Unicorn
Feb 10th, 2009, 09:12 PM
This album is the soundtrack to many of my booze fueled weekend adventures.
pickled
Feb 11th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Haha, Andrew W.K. I liked that cameo he had on ATHF.
Member
Feb 11th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Andrew WK is a whole lot of fun to listen to.
I got stopped by a cop last time I was listening to this album though... so I haven't in a while.