OK GO - OK GO
Published: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 2:34 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 2:34 p.m.
I thought that this first CD from OK GO was a relief from the recent trend of pop songs that have nothing to offer except for nice dance moves. OK GO, a band originally from Chicago, plays rock music with just enough pop punk influence to make them clever and differentiate them from their peers. Their style is a more Aerosmith-like classic rock, as opposed to the heavier, distorted guitar sound of bands like Incubus.
OK GO also has a knack for coming up with songs that'll get stuck in your head (though maybe not as much as Tatu). If you end up buying their CD, you may be like me, and find yourself humming (or singing, if you're talented enough) "Get Over It", "What To Do", or "You're So Damn Hot". The lyrics ("Mediocre people do exceptional things all the time,") are just catchy enough to stick in your head, too
The tracks on this CD cover a fairly wide range, from an energy-filled rock anthem song ("Get Over It") to a light, playful song ("C-C-C-Cinnamon Lips") to a very slow, almost depressing song ("Shortly Before the End"). All in all, this CD is head and shoulders above what I've heard from others in its category.
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