I Get Wet - Andrew W.K.
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  • Summary: This big-budget debut album from 22-year-old Detroit-raised rocker Andrew WK took the UK (well, at least its music press) by storm in late 2001.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Refreshingly simple and cleverly stupid, I Get Wet makes indoctrination fun again.
  2. Balls-out heavy metal with an emphasis on speed and keyboard-driven hooks, the album rocks almost recklessly, but without the trappings that burden its peers: There's no camp, no irony, and, most notably, no angst.
  3. W.K. must know how ridiculous this all sounds, but he attacks the material with such fervor that you almost believe he means every word.
  4. After one listen to I Get Wet, you'll swear you've heard it before... but somehow, you've never heard anything like it.
  5. It's simultaneously refreshing and amusing. And it rocks hard.
  6. 60
    Those in search of a gloriously moronic keg-party soundtrack will wet themselves with pleasure. [Apr/May 2002, p.112]
  7. Call us out of sync, but we never got the memo proclaiming that wafer-thin cheese metal sung by deranged lunatics is back in fashion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 48
  2. Negative: 14 out of 48
  1. Apr 23, 2013
    8
    Hard-arena-party-rock from a classically trained pianist. The concept sounds ridiculous and cheesy, and it is which makes it a fun record that demands to be replayed. Its stupid, but its clever. Expand
  2. Mar 10, 2012
    5
    To this day, i've never survived the whole album. So that's a negative right away. The fact that I can't be bothered to listen to the album as a whole says something. About half of the tracks on the album are pure ****. Just hard rock with someone with throat cancer as lead vocal. Funny, because that's pretty much Andrew's whole career - half of his songs are complete crap. With I Get Wet, I have to admit, Andrew brings a completely different sound. Not the usual rock music we are used to. This is art rock, and "Ready to Die" and "Party Hard" show that well. Too bad the rest of the album is not that great as these two songs. "She Is Beautiful", "Don't Stop Living In The Red" and "Take It Off" are okay, but in retrospect, this album is somewhat decent. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2010
    0
    People say they don't know which track is best. There's only 1 track!

    And Andrew ... please wash your jeans & buy new sneakers. I don't know
    what statement you're trying to make, but every time i see you I keep thinking about tv commercials for Daz Automatic and other leading brands of washing powder. Expand

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