I Get Wet

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic 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. At its best, WK's music is a refreshing blast of skanky air on the current stale music scene, but at its worst, it's disappointingly monotonous, unoriginal, and very, very dumb.
  3. So then, what is the excuse for a typically elitist music nerd to bow to Andrew WK's blistering tard-rock? That's right, folks: there isn't one.
  4. Bracing, cynical, state-of-the-art fun in the spirit of Little Richard, Van Halen and The Damned.
  5. There's no denying the over-the-top whomp of his music, the loudest and funniest metal you've heard in ages.
  6. His sound is furious, muscular and relentless - not to mention camp, dangerous and slightly insane.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Alternative Press
    80
    Instead of rehashing rap and rock, he smashes up pop melodies, metal riffs and industrial beats with a hammer, creating something that teeters on parody yet heralds an enthusiastic return to the days when hair metal knew how to get the crowds loaded. [Apr 2002, p.65]
  10. Magnet
    10
    Here, on one compact disc, is what's wrong with the music industry. [#54, p.110]
  11. Blender
    60
    Those in search of a gloriously moronic keg-party soundtrack will wet themselves with pleasure. [Apr/May 2002, p.112]
  12. 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.
  13. After one listen to I Get Wet, you'll swear you've heard it before... but somehow, you've never heard anything like it.
  14. It's simultaneously refreshing and amusing. And it rocks hard.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 14 out of 51
  1. Apr 17, 2016
    9
    This is honestly one of the best albums to listen to if you want to instantly feel better. A lot of hard rock and metal is really serious andThis is honestly one of the best albums to listen to if you want to instantly feel better. A lot of hard rock and metal is really serious and dark, I Get Wet is nothing but a nonstop party. If you've never seen Andrew WK live you might think this is just one long joke album, but after seeing the way this guy smiles at the crowd in person you realize he is seriously interested in making people happy. Highly recommended for those just wanting to rock out and have a good time. Full Review »
  2. Sep 13, 2015
    10
    Without a doubt, the greatest party rock album there ever was. This guy's energy is incredible. Every song has this amazing party aura thatWithout a doubt, the greatest party rock album there ever was. This guy's energy is incredible. Every song has this amazing party aura that is so addicting. Sure the songs are repetitive, but if you're looking for some feel-good fun jams, this is a great album to check out. Full Review »
  3. Feb 23, 2015
    9
    It's a twelve course meal where cheesy metal is the only thing on the menu and it's all served loud. Don't listen to this guy for a deep andIt's a twelve course meal where cheesy metal is the only thing on the menu and it's all served loud. Don't listen to this guy for a deep and thoughtful experience - just turn the volume up to ten and party down. Full Review »