Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

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Internet sensations have a short shelf life, which makes OK Go's extended break after the treadmill-jumping clip for "Here It Goes Again" went viral in 2006 somewhat admirable. They resisted the temptation to knock out another collection of power pop and instead hibernated for a few years, eventually teaming up with Dave Fridmann -- a former member of Mercury Rev best known for his production work with the Flaming Lips -- with the intention of reinvention, resulting in the mildly bewildering Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Rarely resembling the twitchy punk-pop of nearly five years ago, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky's touchstone isn't Weezer, it's Prince, an ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Internet sensations have a short shelf life, which makes OK Go's extended break after the treadmill-jumping clip for "Here It Goes Again" went viral in 2006 somewhat admirable. They resisted the temptation to knock out another collection of power pop and instead hibernated for a few years, eventually teaming up with Dave Fridmann -- a former member of Mercury Rev best known for his production work with the Flaming Lips -- with the intention of reinvention, resulting in the mildly bewildering Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. Rarely resembling the twitchy punk-pop of nearly five years ago, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky's touchstone isn't Weezer, it's Prince, an about-face the band cheekily acknowledges with the title of their opening track, "WTF." Of course, Prince has been the white weirdos' go-to freak for the better part of two decades now - Ween and Beck are in his debt, R.E.M. and Warren Zevon dirtied up "Raspberry Beret" as the Hindu Love Gods -- so the surprise isn't the choice of inspiration but rather that OK Go chose to return with a record that bears only fleeting traces of the pop immediacy of their first two: when they're not knocking off the Purple One on "White Knuckles," they're on the same space trip as the Lips ("Back from Kathmandu") or gazing inwardly like Beck on Sea Change. This spaciousness expands as the album rolls on, eventually obscuring the immediacy of some of the first half, yet their range is impressive, especially considering their neo-novelty background.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094638243724
  • Catalog Number: 82437

Album Credits

Performance Credits
OK Go Primary Artist
Andy Ross Group Member
Mark Mullins Trombone
Brian Perkins Hand Clapping
Damian Kulash Jr. Group Member
Dan Konopka Group Member
Timothy Nordwind Group Member
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Dave Fridmann Producer, Engineer
OK Go Composer
Damian Kulash Jr. Concept
Paul Boswell Booking
Jamie Lincoln Kitman Management
Frank Riley Booking
Greg McInerny Concept, Layout
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    OK GO pretty much rocks

    I have been a fan of OK GO for several years and this CD was highly anticipated. It is a very different sound than the first 2 CD's, but it is still very interesting. I have given it as a gift to 2 other friends and they have thanked me for introducing them to OK GO.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    OK Go... Get This Album!

    In this third main label offering of OK Go- Of the Colour of the Blue Sky- we have a slightly new sound for one of my favourite bands. There's more bass, more funk and a generally Prince-ish sound to a lot of the tracks, but it really works for their sound. Faves from this album include (but aren't limited to: WTEph?; This Too Shall Pass (SEE THIS VIDEO!); I Want You So Bad I Can't Breathe and the synth-heavy Before the Earth was Round.

    You can definitely still hear OK Go's distinctive sound, despite a slightly unexpected departure from their last album. It's definitely not a bad thing, however. Absolutely worth a listen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Ever Awesome Band of Awesomeness

    Ok Go never ceases to amaze. It all began with a backyard dancing video, and they exploded when they came out with their treadmill dancing video. Their latest amazement is a gigantic Rube Goldberg machine (like a giant game of Mouse Trap) to their newest hit "This Too Shall Pass." A lot of attention is paid to their ingenious music videos, but their music is equally fantastic. It's creative, catchy, and is ever evolving. All three of their albums have an obvious OK Go feel, but they are each different and exciting in their own way. "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky" is no exception. It's a wonderful mix of pop, electronic, and futuristic sounds, which makes listening to it all the more enjoyable.

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