I Get Wet

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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. 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.
  2. Refreshingly simple and cleverly stupid, I Get Wet makes indoctrination fun again.
  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. Blender
    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: 36 out of 51
  2. Negative: 14 out of 51
  1. brandonf
    Oct 3, 2006
    10
    sick album
  2. EzraD
    Mar 10, 2008
    10
    You get into this album by laughing at its ridiculousness. Then, by the sheer force of AWK's sincerity, you begin to love it, and you You get into this album by laughing at its ridiculousness. Then, by the sheer force of AWK's sincerity, you begin to love it, and you love it genuinely. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. MattS
    Jul 13, 2004
    9
    Andrew WK friggin rules. The cd makes me so happy every time I see it spinning and playing wonderful sounds. Andrew WK for life. I love you Andrew WK friggin rules. The cd makes me so happy every time I see it spinning and playing wonderful sounds. Andrew WK for life. I love you Andrew. Thank You. Expand
  5. 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 thatHard-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
  6. 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 asTo 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
  7. ericeric
    Sep 21, 2003
    0
    This is not music.

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