Get Awkward

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. Alex
    Mar 19, 2008
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    Get Awkward is overall a pretty fun record, although not as exciting as their earlier material. However, three songs mentioned in many of the reviews above are not on the American version, "Black Hole," "Becky" and "Blow Yr Mind." This seems a little strange, since "Black Hole" was released as a single and "Becky" has been the most talked about song on the album. Since it was clearly not Get Awkward is overall a pretty fun record, although not as exciting as their earlier material. However, three songs mentioned in many of the reviews above are not on the American version, "Black Hole," "Becky" and "Blow Yr Mind." This seems a little strange, since "Black Hole" was released as a single and "Becky" has been the most talked about song on the album. Since it was clearly not because the album needed to be cut down (only 35 minutes), there is only one possible answer: UNIVERSAL CENSORED THE ALBUM. "Black Hole" and "Becky" both contain references to killing, which likely did not go over well with the major label distributor. The UK version has all of the tracks...hunt that down if you want the songs talked about in the reviews or just download them to spite Universal! Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. There is a breadth of influence throughout, even if the energy level rarely falls below absurdly scorching and the sonic approach remains a fuzzy haze. [Apr 2008, p.150]
  2. Get Awkward is mostly more of the same but with more hooks, more wit, and a hell of a lot more emotion.
  3. 72
    So even though the songs have great live potential and are manufactured with poppy punk precision, the end product doesn't quite fit the equation. [Winter 2008, p.95]