C/D: OK Go's self-titled...

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I just thought that this might be an interesting argument if it hasn't been discussed already. I'm not really a fan of this band, although I was impressed with their live show (opening for the still-rad Fountains of Wayne). Upon hearing the album, I found parts to border on unlistenable, others tolerable, and others to be pretty catchy and entertaining (certainly better than new Weezer... how regrettable); I would like to hear what you lovely people thought of this record.

-Devin

DC Power Outlet (DC Power Outlet), Saturday, 11 January 2003 09:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck OK GO. They fucking suck.

hstencil, Saturday, 11 January 2003 19:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Get Over It = charming single.

The rest of the disc = firey trainwreck of shallow ideas and weak execution.

paul cox (paul cox), Saturday, 11 January 2003 19:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Excrutiating. Betted used as a coaster.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Saturday, 11 January 2003 19:51 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...
Anyone seen the "A Million Ways" Dance video? Absolutely astoundingly good! (and a pretty catchy tune, too)

Andrew (enneff), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 02:38 (fourteen years ago) link

(oh, and http://www.okgo.net/video.asp)

Andrew (enneff), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 02:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Fucking awful fucking shit.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

so disappointing, andrew.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

rofl

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 03:00 (fourteen years ago) link

But it's great! Really!

Andrew (enneff), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 03:07 (fourteen years ago) link

you're high again, aren't you?

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 12 July 2006 03:09 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Haters be damned - their new video is pretty goddamned cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2fpgpanZAw

Becky Facelift, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:29 (ten years ago) link

(Oh, by the way: It's an 18 hour shot choreographed and filmed at wildly varying frame rates... and it gets better as it goes on).

Becky Facelift, Thursday, 17 June 2010 12:29 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

I gotta give credit for these guys figuring out the 'indifferent to the music but every video is great' balance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 September 2010 14:45 (ten years ago) link

124 takes, according to a post on Gizmodo.

James Mitchell, Monday, 20 September 2010 21:15 (ten years ago) link

the world's most viewed middle school dance routine

tumlbrah (dayo), Monday, 27 September 2010 05:02 (ten years ago) link

So these guys just make videos and then write songs for them?

Stockhausen's Helicopter Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 27 September 2010 05:46 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...
six years pass...

Guilty pleasure: "White Knuckles"... kinda like an extremelyyyyyyyyyyy low-rent "I Would Die 4 U".

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:04 (two years ago) link

i hate this band.

"So these guys just make videos and then write songs for them?"

I just saw an ad for a live performance of theirs which said they will play 'the soundtrack to your favorite videos' and I was like WTF is that shit

akm, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 02:15 (two years ago) link

Well, these guys do make way more interesting videos than songs, to the point where I would be shocked if the videos weren't the feature of their live performance too

Vinnie, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 03:01 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

earlier today a nightmare of mine came true and my 73 year old mother found and THOROUGHLY ENJOYED an OK GO music video (a marching band themed video for "This Too Shall Pass") according to her post sharing it on the Face Book on which I did not click. another old lady commented to say she too loved it and where did she find it? to which she said, and I quote:

"I shared this from another Facebook wall. Had never heard of the OK Go Rock Band before but I looked them up."

the burrito that defined a generation, Saturday, 21 November 2020 04:08 (one week ago) link


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