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. Johnny
    Apr 22, 2006
    Listen, if the listeners have fun then the music is fun. I've seen him live 3 times and he gives you your money's worth every time. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Expand
  2. TRG
    Sep 9, 2007
    The genius isn't apparent until you realize there isn't an ironic bone in AWK's body.
  3. Justin
    Aug 2, 2009
    The fact that he hit himself in the face with a brick for the album artwork really says it all. I'm not sure what my favorite track is. Maybe it's "It's Time to Party" or "Party Til You Puke." But it's probably "Party Hard," which is probably about as good as "Love Live the Party" and "PARTY PARTY PARTY" combined. Expand
  4. MichaelE.
    Aug 19, 2002
    If you realize that even he doesn't take his style of music that seriously, it's one of the most enjoyable rock albums ever.
  5. BenA
    Apr 21, 2005
    Not a musical masterpiece, but it isn't supposed to be. What it is however is great fun for people who don't need soul-searching lyrics to PARTY HARD. Expand
  6. Alex
    May 16, 2002
    I give everything the benefit of the doubt.. but this sucks! I want my money back!
  7. ericeric
    Sep 21, 2003
    This is not music.

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