by Andrew W.K.
- Record Label: Island
- Release Date: Sep 9, 2003
- Summary: America's favorite party animal attempts to move past the frat party/beer commercial sound of his hit debut album with this slightly more mature follow-up. Slightly.
- Record Label: Island
- Genre(s): Rock
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|I Don't Want To Make Life And I Don't Want To Make Death I Don't Want To Make Love I Just Want To... I Don't Want To Make Life And I Don't Want To...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 13 out of 14
Mixed: 1 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
The Wolf demonstrates it is still essential for a rebel rock n roll record to compel you to punch the air as if Motley Crue were making a comeback, Vince Neill and all.
Entertainment WeeklyJust because W.K. has found his soft center lyrically, it doesn't mean the music has lost any of its hard core. [12 Sep 2003, p.150]
Fans of I Get Wet may find fewer instant pleasures than expected here, but those are replaced by something grander, nobler, truer in intent, and just as satisfying.
So yeah, he's moved on a little but no, he hasn't gone soft on our perilously-leaping arses, and his personal holy trinity still seems to be the deeply unfashionable but unironically ace Van Halen, Meat Loaf and Billy Idol.
SpinThe Wolf works best as a concept album about never surrendering the night when you got your first real six-string at the five-and-dime and were tryin' to break free. [Oct 2003, p.108]
The trouble is, the grandiose sounds he carves often sounds more polystyrene than pompous, no matter how many coats he applies.
The Wolf is a primer on self-actualization, but AWK's sharpened focus comes at the expense of creating memorable tunes.
Positive: 13 out of 19
Mixed: 3 out of 19
Negative: 3 out of 19
Nov 14, 2012If you have heard any of awk's material you know full well what you are getting into here. enormous, typically uplifting, hook filled soundIf you have heard any of awk's material you know full well what you are getting into here. enormous, typically uplifting, hook filled sound bonanzas. i used this album as a b-12 shot while i was at my lowest with a lifelong muscular disease and it will forever hold a special place in my heart. not a dud on the album if you ignore 'make sex' which is easy to do. get this album and feel good now… Expand
MAXk.Oct 27, 2003This CD is the best! no matter what kind of music you like, youll most def. like andrew w. k. he makes you feel good about yourself and your This CD is the best! no matter what kind of music you like, youll most def. like andrew w. k. he makes you feel good about yourself and your life. so PARTY HARD… Expand
DougBSep 10, 2003Slightly better than the 1st. Great album
DizzyOct 2, 2005Every songs he made Rullez xD
ChrisPSep 26, 2003I gave the first album an 8 due to some incredible and unique tracks, despite the weaker tracks. This album does take a few more listens to I gave the first album an 8 due to some incredible and unique tracks, despite the weaker tracks. This album does take a few more listens to get into, but the goodness is spread more evenly this time and its (Top Gun Theme)/(Rock Opera) moments are stunning.… Expand
IanGJan 8, 2004Oh dear. I really didn't want to have to do this. I guess asking for a follow-up that lived up to the brilliance of 'I Get Oh dear. I really didn't want to have to do this. I guess asking for a follow-up that lived up to the brilliance of 'I Get Wet' was too much to ask. Slowing the tempo and trying but failing to seriousize the lyrics just didn't work out IMO. 'Your Rules' is the stand-out, and 'Free Jumps' is a bit alright as well, but as for the rest I didn't bother ripping it. In particular 'Make Sex' is appalling and 'Never Stop The Party' more cringeworthy than anything on 'I Get Wet'. 'Totally Stupid' is a mess as well.… Expand
DomS.Sep 16, 2003Once again, he sucks, blows, and performs some strange fellatio-influenced mix of sucking and blowing on yet another mindless piece of crap Once again, he sucks, blows, and performs some strange fellatio-influenced mix of sucking and blowing on yet another mindless piece of crap album. Don't get suckered in once again. PLEASE DON'T!… Expand
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