$O$ - Die Antwoord
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  • Summary: The South African trio's debut full-length album was originally self-released on the Internet last year. The CD release with Interscope includes several new tracks.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Yet as mere listening the best songs here‑-especially "Fish Paste" and the signature "Enter the Ninja"‑-convey the disturbing comic character Watkin Tudor "Waddy" Jones has created.
  2. Whoever they are, $o$ is utterly unique and downright dazzling if you dream of a Grand Guignol hosted by P. Diddy.
  3. $O$ is ephemeral, artless, spiritually vacant, and frequently difficult to decipher if you don't happen to speak Die Antwoord's native Afrikaans. It's also loaded with irresistible earworms that grow more coherent and less irritating the more you hear them.
  4. Oct 22, 2010
    67
    There's a spare but exotic flavor to the 11 tracks on Die Antwoord's new album, $O$, which was first released on the Internet and now comes in a spruced-up major-label version that's noticeably polished but retains the subversive and exotic vibe of the original.
  5. Dec 22, 2010
    60
    $O$ is mostly forgettable, not working as either a comedy piece or as actual, you know, music
  6. The overall effect is sort of like watching freak-show performers who haven't figured out how to maximize their talents.
  7. 50
    $o$ sounds like the most half-baked efforts of Hadouken!, LMFAO and Eugene Hutz.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 20, 2013
    10
    Absolutely amazing! This is the thing, that I never, ever heard before. The music of this album break all the rules and go to another level. I'm usually listen Eminem, but now, I'm in love with Die Antwoord. Expand
  2. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    amazinf interesting very ecnomical swah swag butt **** wack **** ya know what u hurd golf wang wwwowpowp

    antiquarianism is extremely vulgar
    and so is bifocal reduction and osmosis Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2011
    7
    This album has ups and downs but mostly ups. It certainly has good musical moments and its satire is pretty clear. It has crude lyrics but they are funny and we keep playing it here. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2012
    7
    Some have labelled Waktin Jones' new project as gimmicky, but Die Antwoord's rave-rap style is a fresh offering amongst the sea of commercial, radio-friendly hip-hop that's been flooding the market of late. While not entirely consistent, $O$ offers some diverse, and often hilarious tracks. Expand
  5. May 17, 2012
    7
    I'm still fairly new to Die Antwoord. I like the cheeky, unapologetic raunchy lyrics and the booty-poppin' beats. My favorite track by far is Evil Boy, with its pentatonic bass riffs and tribal kick drums. Enter the Ninja is probably the group's signature track. Fish Paste has nice bouncy bass. The rest of the album was so-so, in my opinion. If you want an album that has catchy rhythms with off-the-wall lyrics, this is up your alley. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2010
    2
    I saw this album advertised on a flyer placed inside another album I bought on the same record label as these guys. I figured I'd check it out because it sounded interesting, but unfortunately I can't say I was impressed. I thought that a couple of songs were decent, but overall I'm glad I only streamed the album an didn't purchase it. If someone were to ask me if it were worth buying, I would tell them "No." Expand