- 2013 Grammy Nomination: Best Pop Due/Group Perofrmance, "Sexy And I Know It"
What am I doing here? LMFAO, really? I mean, a couple of their big hits are sort of fun to party to, but I've never stopped when they come on the radio, and I've never actively sought out there music. Also, I feel like they're a far less cool version of Ninja Sex Party.
Sigh. Regardless, let's get a little tiny bit of history in here. Oddly enough, there are legit roots here. Redfoo and SkyBlu (Yup.) are descendants of Berry Gordy Jr. and formed their group in 2006. They're on hiatus as of September 2012.
They also performed with Madonna when she "came back" at the halftime show a couple of years ago. Yeah, I'm trying to forget that too.
"Rock The Beat II" is the intro track. Quite literally, it's a spoken intro track backed by, of course, a dance beat. You thieves - if that's not Daft Punk inspired I'd be in shock. I suppose it does set a good tone for a dance/comedy album, and probably the live show. Alrighty, here we go with this insanity!
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I feel like the question of the year, jokingly, was "Is LMFAO really 'Sorry For Party Rocking'?" They don't strike me as truly remorseful. Hehe, sorry, had to go there. Anywhos, this one's the title track, obviously. Basically, it seems like, already, that this s going to be a non-stop party from track 1 through track 14. This one gets the apologies out of the way though, and sets the pace for the insanity to come.
"Party Rock Anthem" (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) comes on immediately next, but we can't be mad - we were already warned! You can't deny getting into this at least once at a club or some other sort of crazed party. Everyone gets moving to it, regardless of how full your drink is yet. I'm sure the words in the verses are crazy, but I know I've never actually listened to them. We all just sing out the chorus loud.
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And let the images of Ricky Martin begin. Dude was on "Glee" and did this song, "Sexy And I Know It," only half in Spanish. I tried so hard to get into this song at least on a workout basis, and I just couldn't do it. It's funny and not awful, but something's not clicking for me here.
"Champagne Showers" (feat. Natalia Kills) is up next. Oh joy, robotic voices, always fun. The ups and downs in this one demand strobe lights, not computer speakers. And yeah, I wish I had more to say, but, sadly, nope.
"Put That A$$ To Work" is um… well, it's a workout song. I mean, I guess you could wind up saying that about a lot of this album. I mean, in reality, it works better at Mixx at three in the morning when people just don't know when to call it quits.
Ah, calm down guys. I totally missed the song "Take It To The Hole" (feat. Busta Rhymes) starting because, well, I didn't realize a new song had started. Can't miss the Busta! Heh, okay, more filling space. Probably would have been just fine missing it. Everything's more of the same: same music, same beats, same theme. It's probable be more annoying if it were louder too, but at least for now it's just taking up some background thought space.
GoonRock is back for "We Came Here To Party." Like we needed to be reminded, come on. It's another one that could be thrown onto any DJ's regular spin list and sound like it meshed in right away and had been there forever.
We flow seamlessly into "Reminds Me Of You" (feat. Calvin Harris). You know, it's probably a sweet sentiment if you're just looking at the words alone. Sadly, at this point, I've basically tuned out because it sounds just the same as everything else that's played thus far.
"Best Night" has a slightly different sound and therefore is a welcome breath of fresh air in the midst of repetition. This one includes will.i.am, GoonRock, and Eva Simons, which may the the ultimate cause of the new feel. I mean, it's the same idea - party, party, party - but at least this time there's a little something extra happening with the harmonies and even the general sound itself. It's about damn time.
Oh auto tune, how I NEVER miss you. "All Night Long" (feat. Lisa) (and yes that's really the name they give us) is up next, and again, a little different song, even if the theme is ever un-changing. He's coming through a computer big time throughout the number. Ugh. But okay, there's real drum beats coming through, and there may even be a slight throwback to Lionel Richie here, which is respectable and fun.
"With You" kind of gives a sweet 80's throwback sound too! We may have, at the tail end of this album, finally struck some goodness! I mean, granted, it's still the same ol' same ol' story-wise, and just about every little thing is clearly from a machine (possibly even the people), but I'll welcome new sounds anytime.
The final song on this album is "Hot Dog." Basically, it's a short little final tune that I missed most of the words of, but the beats seemed a little more stripped down and just gave a nice, calmer mode to dance our way out of the club at the very end of the night as the sun comes up.
Yeah, nothing was added to my playlist on this one, sorry. It's not that anything was bad at all, I just don't feel like hearing any of this again. Like I said, I never sought out this music to begin with, so this review was sort of bound to be it for me. Gotta give them credit for consistency - I'm pretty sure they managed to put the words "party rock" into EVERY SINGLE SONG.