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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. 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. $O$ may be as much Die Antwoord as the world needs. Except for "In Your Face," the newer songs already sound forced. But Die Antwoord's initial blasts deserved all their mouse clicks.
  7. 50
    $o$ sounds like the most half-baked efforts of Hadouken!, LMFAO and Eugene Hutz.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    amazinf interesting very ecnomical swah swag butt **** wack **** ya know what u hurd golf wang wwwowpowp

    antiquarianism is extremely vulgar
    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
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  2. May 22, 2016
    10
    Still their best release. I bought this album after I watched the video on youtube that has part of Beat Boy in it. Ten$ion was good, butStill their best release. I bought this album after I watched the video on youtube that has part of Beat Boy in it. Ten$ion was good, but Donker Mag sucked a bit. I've got a good feeling about WE HAVE CANDY because Suck On This is great. Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2020
    10
    Fresh till this day. It deserves a 10 for doing something this risky and different from stuff from that time. Favorite tracks: enter theFresh till this day. It deserves a 10 for doing something this risky and different from stuff from that time. Favorite tracks: enter the ninja, wat kyk jy?, fish paste and beat boy. Expand
  4. 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 isI'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
  5. 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,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
  6. May 6, 2020
    7
    Loud, rude and unapologetically trashy, Die Antwoord created music like no one was listening, resulting in balls-to-the-wall entertainment.Loud, rude and unapologetically trashy, Die Antwoord created music like no one was listening, resulting in balls-to-the-wall entertainment. You 100% understand who this band is with this release, and it's extremely fun.
    Unfortunately, their following releases removed the spark and rawness of $O$, and capitalized on the shock factor and club sound that was only ever a back-drop for this album, adding too much sugar - all except for their Opus "I fink u freeky", which was the perfect transition from the debut. A grimey, well produced banger, which unfortunately never materialized into a worthy second album.
    Still, this album stands strong and is an intriguing insight into a group of misfits.
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  7. Apr 27, 2015
    2
    Die Antwoord continues to make raunchy not creative music i feel like "$O$" this the same raunchy **** we heard before. They say Ninja is aDie Antwoord continues to make raunchy not creative music i feel like "$O$" this the same raunchy **** we heard before. They say Ninja is a "comic character," i find that hard to believe! Die Antwoord's characters that they represent is not comical or original the character traits are gruesome, vulgar, not passionate. I have heard enough Expand

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