Want Review

artist: 3oh3 date: 02/02/2010 category: compact discs
3oh3: Want
Released: Jul 8, 2009
Genre: Electro Rock
Label: Photo Finish/Atlantic
Number Of Tracks: 12
3OH3!'s awkward combination of electronic and hip-hop leads to a sub-par record consisting of only a select few tolerable tracks.
 Sound: 5
 Lyrics: 4
 Overall Impression: 5
 Overall rating:
 4.6 
 Reviewer rating:
 4.7 
 Users rating:
 4.4 
 Votes:
 65 
review (1) 51 comments vote for this album:
overall: 4.7
Want Reviewed by: brucehead, on february 02, 2010
1 of 6 people found this review helpful

Sound: 3OH3!'s awkward combination of electronic and hip-hop leads to a sub-par record consisting of only a select few tolerable tracks. The band uses synthesizers, electric guitars, a drum machine, and a bass to attempt in a electro-rock album similar to to Nine Inch Nails(someone who they considered a large influence). While good for dancing, 3OH3! shows that one actually needs some talent in order to create a good and respectable record. // 5

Lyrics: If the pseudo-techno music wasn't bad, the lyrics in 3OH3!'s "Want" are mostly weak. Following the trend of degrading women, 3OH3! uses such lyrics such as "Shh Girl/Shut your lips/Do the Helen Keller/And talk with your hips" in their hit single "Don't Trust Me" and "Nice legs/Daisy Dukes/Makes a man go/That's the way they all come through like" from "Starstrukk" showing both their lack of creativity and ability to create music that all can relate to. As for their singing, the two Coloradoans are unable to harmonize nor sing solo sans the closing track and best song on the album, "Colorado Sunrise". // 4

Overall Impression: Compared to other electro-rock bands, 3OH3! pales in comparison to peers, Crystal Castles or MGMT. The band only succeeds in one song that has both competent lyrics and music in their closer, "Colorado Sunrise". Their music is a little better on songs such as "Punkbitch" and "Chokechain" but nowhere near a song I would go out of my way to listen to. The album has its moments, but it did not deserve the success that it received. // 5

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