Andrew W.K.
I Get Wet


3.5
great

Review

by C.F. USER (19 Reviews)
April 23rd, 2010 | 101 replies | 19,926 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Seriously. This is a lot of fun.

8 of 10 thought this review was well written

There is always a time when you just want to hear a simple, straight forward hard rock album that can make for some flippin’ fun driving music. Yeah, I pretty much painted a perfect picture for Andrew W.K.’s album I Get Wet. Really, not much can be said about I Get Wet other than it being a concise, hard hitting collection of some pretty pumped up songs, but I suppose it’s my duty to elaborate on such a vague description.

Just by looking at the names of these songs you can pretty much tell how it’s going to sound. I mean, “Party ‘Till You Puke”? “Fun Night”? “Party Hard”? They really are not trying to fool anyone. Just about every song is laden with heavy power chords, driving, drunken bar piano lines and Andrew’s aggressive, raw yet refined vocal delivery. Somehow though, they manage to avoid making one big blur of a jock rock album to listen to while having a bro sesh with your bromosapiens during a bro-filled weekend… bro. Each song has its own distinct melody, quirkiness and gang vocal driven chorus that is nearly impossible not to tap your foot and sing along to (see Got To Do It and She Is Beautiful). With all these elements, this album really comes off as a purely aggressive, dense, raw, but well invited punch in the face. This sound really separates it from your average hard rock album that too often becomes bogged down by boring ballads that tend to drag the listener through it.

The real beauty of this album, however, is its length. Each song is under 4 minutes and the total play time is about 35 minutes. As truly enjoyable as this sound is, I can’t imagine enjoying it for much more than that amount of time. If you are looking for a fun album and are willing to spare depth and meaning for mounds of fun and a blissfully good time, you will enjoy this. However, if you’re hesitant to get this in fear of losing your indie cred, you should probably reconsider why you listen to music.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Republican
April 23rd 2010



37 Comments


Truly bad music.

RobotFrank
April 23rd 2010



344 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

fun, but tires quickly.

bro sesh with your bromosapiens /end it there to save the joke, cause it's good. this could also use a bit more length. otherwise nice.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2010



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules

qwe3
April 23rd 2010



21353 Comments


andrew wk rules

qwe3
April 23rd 2010



21353 Comments


fine get in before me chan see if i care

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2010



15332 Comments


love this album

Digging: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

MUNGOLOID
April 23rd 2010



4275 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

when i think of fun party rock, this album always pops into mind.

WeepingBanana
April 23rd 2010



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rightfully so

Plutonio
April 23rd 2010



474 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

When I think of shit, this album always pops into mind.

cvlts
April 24th 2010



8954 Comments


oh shut the fuck up plutonio, your negative attitude towards fun music is infuriating. O=-]

IRAI
April 24th 2010



1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

one of my faves since i was 11 years old.

AWK is the fucking man.

qwe3
April 24th 2010



21353 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqOTU89cgC4

IRAI
April 24th 2010



1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that one's cool, but this is proof of his badassery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z3nzq0thmM

not even a broken foot (probly from partying) can stop him from partying harder than you!

cvlts
April 24th 2010



8954 Comments


[a]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUOvnbCtnVQ[/a]

the greatest dishing out of servage ever.

IRAI
April 24th 2010



1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

FOR YOU!

cvlts
April 24th 2010



8954 Comments


THIS IS FOR YOUUU!!

qwe3
April 24th 2010



21353 Comments


is that the wheelchair one?

WeepingBanana
April 24th 2010



10040 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKuJOe2goA

as long as we're dumping links, i love nardwuar. lol andrew makes himself bleed

Zipzop5565
April 24th 2010



402 Comments


This makes me think of the song W.K wrote for ATHF.

IAmInsect
April 24th 2010



3800 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

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