Oh No - OK Go

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Oh No is, if anything, even better than their debut, which now feels like it was trying a bit too hard. Everything feels more natural this time, slightly less polished but still as forceful and hooky.
  2. Songs like "Invincible" and "Do What You Want" don't disappoint and should be on the playlist for any retro dance party.
  3. Fresh slices of power-chord sunshine. [2 Sep 2005, p.79]
  4. Their songs are categorically contagious and surprisingly smart. [Sep 2005, p.164]
  5. While there's nothing at all revolutionary in the band's combination of nihilistic lyrics and sunny pop hooks or in their use of dance rhythms behind their guitar power chords, it's nonetheless rare to encounter a major label pop or rock album as start-to-finish good as is Oh No.
  6. In short, this is another very good album.
  7. 70
    [OK Go's] sophomore album rocks most amiably when wordy frontman Damian Kulash loosens up. [Sep 2005, p.135]
  8. Oh No is by no means a perfect album, but... the songs are more mature, the songwriting has improved and the album is enjoyable without digging too deep for artistic statements.
  9. Too much of Oh No comes out thin and flavorless, but bandleader Damian Kulash clearly has an artist's sensibility lagging just behind his commercial savvy.
  10. In terms of overall sound and cohesion, it's a step up from the debut by the group, but it's almost clinical in precision and slightly numbing with riff after riff blasting away with the same sort of glossy production.
  11. OK Go still know how to write a tight pop-rock song.... But their singer might need to... lighten up. [25 Aug 2005, p.103]
  12. 40
    The record feels lifeless. [Apr 2006, p.112]
  13. They've neglected to write anything catchy enough to score them a hit. [Apr 2006, p.118]
  14. Mimicry is one thing, but at least choose wisely. You see, OK Go decide to impersonate post-Pinkerton, post-catchy, fun-by-numbers Weezer, resulting in an Ivy Leaguer Sugar Ray sound.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    OK Go takes the pop-punk fun of the first album and refines it to a more polished form. Where the first album fell flat in some of its efforts, "Oh No" is successful. The infectious fun of the songs keeps plugging away, song after song. It does tend to get tired in the second half, however. While still some shine through, it can't hold up to the consistent thrill of the first half. Remove 2 or 3 songs, this album would be a 10. Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2012
    They are REALLY GOOD making videos, but some songs are really boring and common. But most of the songs (especially the ones that have amazing video clips) are good, and catchy Full Review »
  3. Captaind.
    Jul 9, 2007
    This album is an amazing piece of work that contains more than just the treamill song. Ok Go shows real potential and depth with great tracks like get over it and invinvible. All in all, an excellent rocker of an album Full Review »