Krewella
Get Wet


1.5
very poor

Review

by H. USER (119 Reviews)
September 30th, 2013 | 15 replies


Release Date: 09/24/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Generic EDM act #49

Krewella are and will always be nothing more than your standard EDM act. With all the club fare over saturating the pop music scene today, it's a wonder how Krewella even got a top 40 hit in the first place. With acts like Avicii, Zedd, David Guetta and Icona Pop in the market, Krewella's success is baffling, especially since they pull off the same crap that those aforementioned acts do. Now, none of those groups are rather good, since most of them just reuse the same EDM cliches, so why would they want to rip off them in the first place? Regardless, their success was enough for them to release a full album's worth of material, the oh-so-subtly titled Get Wet.

Believe it or not, that title actually says a lot about Krewella not only as musicians, but as what type of people they are. The Yousaf sisters and their lyrics are incredibly sex-based, and while I don't mind horny music (if music can turn me on, that's a pro), Krewella's attempts at being "sexy" end up sounding incredibly off-putting. Lines like "And if it's hard or soft before we get off, I'm gonna enjoy the ride" or "Wanna piece of this cherry pie, what you gonna make of this?" are way too blatant and explicit to be sexy, and in the end, hurts their music a lot more than it helps them.

There are essentially only two types of songs on Get Wet; brash, loud, Autotune-coated party anthems in the vein of "Live for the Night", or more slow, quieter snoozers like "Alive". It's a reason why those two songs are Krewella's biggest hits, and it's because those are the only things they can offer. The party rock anthems are incredibly vapid, and its lyrical content consists of everything I hate about the EDM scene. Lines about getting wasted? Check. Repetitive hook about clubbing all night long? Check. Ear-grating use of AutoTune? Check.

The softer, more melodic tracks aren't that much better, either. Take your standard slow pop song, strip away whatever personality it had left, add some electronic elements to it, and you got yourself some of the most banal music in the EDM industry. These ballads are actually somehow worse than the brash party jams, because there is absolutely no substance on any of them. At least songs like "Killin' It" or "Enjoy the Ride" have the decency to include a little bit of energy in them. Granted, the energy is minimal at most, but at least it's there.

There's really not much else I can say about Krewella; they're just another inane EDM act stinking up the joint and getting some radio airplay while they're at it. If "Alive" is the only song by them you've heard up to now, then you'll be in for a surprise when you plug in Get Wet. It's the most "pop"-like out of all the tracks here, and it's completely unlike the rest of the album, which is nothing more than repetitive, personality-lacking electro dance crap that is nothing more than the sonic equivalent of an unpleasant drunk gangbang.



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A party-ready mix of genres + two gorgeous voices + easily danceable beats = one of my new favorites...


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NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
September 29th 2013


7127 Comments


Expecting this to be a Brostep review

Green Baron
September 30th 2013


20327 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This will probably be my first and only EDM review ever


Brostep
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2013


3545 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Was considering it but couldn't be assed to write it. Play Hard was solid though

Digging: Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint

Green Baron
September 30th 2013


20327 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Nothing by them could ever be solid.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
September 30th 2013


3545 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/54871/Krewella-Play-Hard/

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
September 30th 2013


7127 Comments


I saw this in the store today and chuckled at the guy who bought it : ]

dcalderon
September 30th 2013


314 Comments


Was considering it but couldn't be assed to write it. Play Hard was solid though

Would just have been repeating your Avicii review. As this album is just repeating Avicii's album, difference being this is for horny teenagers while Avicii's is for plain out kids.

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2013


3545 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

My thoughts pretty much exactly, although it would have been even more bitter because I actually liked Krewella at one point

Green Baron
October 1st 2013


20327 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

that was your mistake

plasmacoil
October 1st 2013


46 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

fuck you all edm sucks

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2013


3545 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

10 comments in and already proving himself to be a worthy user

if you'd like some good EDM though I can point you to some

exhibit A: new Camo & Krooked album out today

dcalderon
October 2nd 2013


314 Comments


exhibit A: new Camo & Krooked album out today

I'll be giving use to that rec, thank you very much...

someguest
October 2nd 2013


21390 Comments


fuck you all edm sucks


furka derk u ahl fart

Digging: Pet Shop Boys - Please

tmagistrelli
October 5th 2013


741 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Dancing with the devil is quite studly though

Feather
October 18th 2013


1467 Comments


The Krewella girls are apparently coming to my fraternity house tonight... lol



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