Oh No

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2005
Metascore
64

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. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Fresh slices of power-chord sunshine. [2 Sep 2005, p.79]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    Their songs are categorically contagious and surprisingly smart. [Sep 2005, p.164]
  5. In short, this is another very good album.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Blender
    70
    [OK Go's] sophomore album rocks most amiably when wordy frontman Damian Kulash loosens up. [Sep 2005, p.135]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    8
    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 itsOK 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
    7
    They are REALLY GOOD making videos, but some songs are really boring and common. But most of the songs (especially the ones that have amazingThey 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
    10
    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 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 »