Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet (Cover Artwork)

Andrew W.K.

I Get Wet (2002)


Before the actual review begins, I have to confess that this has to be one of the most enjoyable CD's I have heard in a while with simplistic yet energetic music about Girls and Partying. It is a great disc for anyone who wants to have a good time while listening to their music.

The disc opens with the basic motif of the album (which is partying for those who did not know) "Its Time To Party", which is a great opener for an energetic album that proves that the off the wall hybrid 80's metal style of music Andrew W.K. and his band plays is surprisingly great (at least in my opinion). Just alittle FYI, Andrew W.K. himself is the pianist on the tracks of this CD.

The second track is AWK's first single (which has received lots of airplay on MTV2) "Party Hard". I admit, the first time I heard this song I dismissed it as trash but it grows on an individual. I don't know if it's the short piano interludes or the hard hitting riffs but this song is meant for those who just want raw energetic fun.

Other notable tracks on AWK's disc are "I Get Wet" (which he and the band performed on Saturday Night Live not too long ago), his second single "She Is Beautiful", "Ready To Die" and "Girls Own Love".

All in all, this is a cool album that no one should overlook, even if it means having your "punk rock" peers look down at you because you like something that is construed as mainstream.

AWK's sheer sincerity and simplistic approach to creating energetic and fun music is something that more bands out there should take into consideration.