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(i have to say i massively enjoyed reading both of these reviews.)
Andrew WK is better than you.
but that new review is somehow even worse, it comes across so apologetic, like he doesn't want to give it a bad score because he doesn't want to be seen as "not getting it" but then talks a load of shit about it.
it's probably more entitled to a 10 than anything they've ever given a 10 to
Listened to a bit of it. It was awful. First review seems correct. I have no idea what the point of the second review was.
Because really, while my life has changed significantly since my first exposure to I Get Wet and I maybe spin this record once a year, I still don't think there's ever been an album that does a better job, while it's actually playing, of convincing me it's the only music I'll ever need for the rest of my life.
DiS has suffered this.
All those who remember the KidA moment, raise your blistered hands...
For the record, I am in the camp with the 2002 review. This CD is on my list... when I do eventually get a time machine and journey, not to take out political leaders but to kill in cold, calculated blood those folks who released a record which I took 8 seconds to decide I despised.
OH YES, HOT ACTION COP, IMMA COMING FOR YA.
to literally every indie type creaming their wee panties about how much the love "i get wet" and how cool Andrew WK is
that I like him now, and always liked him?
His Twitter feed can be massively bizarre at times, mind.
but i never put alot of stock into it. your position is entirely acceptable to me
those who honestly liked it at the time were probably quite young, now they're older and they're hipsters but they all liked andrew wk when they were 10
that I am almost exactly the same age as Andrew W.K.
and involvement with 88Boardrum etc probably have gone some way to make indie types critically reassess him
+ what iamwiggy said
hated the haters
that can only really be found elsewhere in Louie Louie and Sex Bomb Baby
and for the record, you're the one being cynical and calculated by assuming i'd have to have an agenda to like andrew wk, not me.
Just in case anyone was interested.
I can definitely see us looking back at LMFAO and the like in the same way as we currently do at The Darkness/Andrew WK in ten years or so. Well, probably not most of DiS, but the younger ones of us anyway. Depressing, isn't it?
Just... no. That we'll be looking back on LMFAO with any fondness at all, that is. It's depressing that you'd put them in remotely the same ball park as Andrew W.K. or The Darkness.
*kills everyone to avoid this ever having the chance to become true*
"Been months since I last heard "Party Hard" on the radio or saw WK thrashing about on M2 like a hyperactive retarded kid whose parents failed to give him a disciplinary shaking."
where is that coming from???
I thought it was a joke gone too far but then I saw it in action and it was good
Anyone with kids that has to endure capital fm in the car knows that lmfao etc are neither relevent nor interesting.....i dont like the darkness, but its good that theyre back, compared to the alternatives.
AWK is not like LMFAO, cheers
I'm going to say that very few people actually "get" Andrew W.K. When I first heard I Get Wet I just couldn't wrap my head around what I was hearing. Yet I was fascinated by it and Andrew's weird persona. It wasn't until I saw him live that I realized what an original this guy is. I Get Wet should be in every best albums's ever list. It was on one of NME's at one point but at the risk of being mocked or something that have failed to stand behind it. I personally with A.W.K would make more music. Close calls with brick walls shows him becoming a subversive, experimental artist. Weird no one talks about it. The reviewer in the 2nd review has one major credibility problem when he says that he can never remember what the title track sounds like. I Get Wet the song is the album's masterpiece, where all the energy builds and explodes and sonically it's amazing. It's chants of I Get Wet stays in my head for days. Did this guy usually turn the album off before then or something.