OK Go released their third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, yesterday and already there’s some serious hype. This album seriously has everything. It’s a little bit of Prince, a little bit of Bowie, a little bit of Nine Inch Nails, a little bit of Modest Mouse, and it seems to me, a little bit of what U2 would sound like if they were any good. Plus, a million other completely awesome musical influences (Peter Gabriel, early 90’s acid-rock, I could go on for DAYS), but this album still has a vibe all it’s own.
Weighty percussion, psychedelic guitar, and heavy synth are definitely the recurring themes of this album, but it’s amazing in how many different ways they pull it off. From the groovy “Skyscrapers” to the straight up disco of “White Knuckles” to the industrial vibe of “WTF?”, there is never a dull moment. It’s kind of funny to think that four white dudes have this much funk. They’re like Jamiroquai, but less creepy. For guys who are as in to sweater vests and ties as they are, you sure can’t hear it on this album. It’s far more leather pants than pocket protector.
I seriously can’t wait to see them dance on treadmills to ” I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe”. Dear god, let it be in ass-less chaps a la Prince. That’s the money right there.
Other than that, I really don’t even know what to tell you about this album. It’s awesome. It makes me want to dance and invest a lot of money in glitter. Seriously, check it out even if you aren’t an OK Go fan because this album is so far removed from OK Go or even Oh No, it’s not even funny. This album gets a serious A.
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