by Andrew W.K.
- Record Label: Island / Mercury
- Release Date: Mar 26, 2002
- 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.
- Record Label: Island / Mercury
- Genre(s): Rock
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|When it's time to party, we will party hard You, you work all night And when you're workin', you feel all right And when, when things stop feelin'...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 9 out of 14
Mixed: 2 out of 14
Negative: 3 out of 14
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.
Refreshingly simple and cleverly stupid, I Get Wet makes indoctrination fun again.
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.
After one listen to I Get Wet, you'll swear you've heard it before... but somehow, you've never heard anything like it.
BlenderThose in search of a gloriously moronic keg-party soundtrack will wet themselves with pleasure. [Apr/May 2002, p.112]
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.
Positive: 21 out of 30
Mixed: 2 out of 30
Negative: 7 out of 30
PeterMNov 8, 2006Any album that gets a 0.6 from Pitchfork Media has to be good!
ChloeJApr 28, 2009I loved this album. I know the lyrics aren't very deep but I don't think all albums need to be "symbolic" or have metaphors for I loved this album. I know the lyrics aren't very deep but I don't think all albums need to be "symbolic" or have metaphors for everything. Sometimes people need that fun album to work out to.… Expand
Feb 4, 2018Brilliant album, there's not much else to say, I feel sorry for anyone that doesn't like it, they're really missing out.
MattSJul 13, 2004Andrew 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
Apr 23, 2013Hard-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
Mar 10, 2012To 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
ericericSep 21, 2003This is not music.
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