Oh No

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
OK Go's effervescent debut bounced and bubbled with sugary power pop, but their role as the band-of-choice for NPR's This American Life betrays their underlying smarts. On Oh No, their second album, OK Go sharpen both their guitars and their wit. Producer Tore Johansson works the same magic he found for Franz Ferdinand's debut, enabling the guitars on "Do What You Want" and "Invincible" to burst with bright, radio-friendly energy. OK Go are chameleons: the jittery "Here It Comes Again" revs up like the Cars; the falsetto "Oh Lately It's So Quiet" has the soulful swagger of Lenny Kravitz; the punk-funk "A Million Miles" harks back to the Clash circa "Rock the Casbah." ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
OK Go's effervescent debut bounced and bubbled with sugary power pop, but their role as the band-of-choice for NPR's This American Life betrays their underlying smarts. On Oh No, their second album, OK Go sharpen both their guitars and their wit. Producer Tore Johansson works the same magic he found for Franz Ferdinand's debut, enabling the guitars on "Do What You Want" and "Invincible" to burst with bright, radio-friendly energy. OK Go are chameleons: the jittery "Here It Comes Again" revs up like the Cars; the falsetto "Oh Lately It's So Quiet" has the soulful swagger of Lenny Kravitz; the punk-funk "A Million Miles" harks back to the Clash circa "Rock the Casbah." But the diversity is all part of Oh No's fun, and the knowing allusions only add to the pleasure, never more so than on "A Good Idea at the Time," which is a sly political critique that appropriates the rhetoric of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," right down to the whoo-whoos. Whether skewering consumer culture on the speedy "Television, Television" or hipster pretensions on the glammy "Crash the Party," Oh No affirms OK Go's gift for marrying snappy wit to sing-along choruses and memorable hooks.
All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The anxious and modern children of indie rock and new wave, OK Go will always have something you can love. In 2002 it was a squelchy, three-minute summation of what made the Pixies great called "Get Over It." Three years later it's a savvy batch of songs that are probably too calculated for their own good -- perfectly arranged like those natty suits the quartet wears in Oh No's photos -- but too prickly with excitement to really ignore. As tense and bursting as it is hooky and efficient, "Do What You Want" sounds a lot like the Hives. But it could also be a sly and modern Escape Club. This continues with "Here It Goes Again" and "Good Idea at the Time," songs that cut too jaggedly to be opportunistic revivalism but still whir with new wave's wiggy energy. Fans of OK Go's first album will love "No Sign of Life" and the weirder "Oh Lately It's So Quiet," while "Crash the Party"'s 1000-watt tingle is more the speed of Oh No. Sometimes that speed does seem factory-set, though. "Million Ways" is where the album's calculated feel really surfaces. Its modified disco swagger and three-note guitar lead is so perfect for 21st century modern rock, so edgy and hooky all at the same time. Keep in mind: Franz Ferdinand producer Tore Johansson also handled the boards for Oh No. "Television, Television" too, with its trash culture referential lyrics and hyper rhythms, winks with a knowing sense. But what are you going to do? OK Go has written an album that coats its incredibly accessible nuts and bolts with an effervescent rocket sauce, and that's just the way it is. It's got that unique zing, the one that says "modern rock sensation!" on the label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/30/2005
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724357880022
  • Catalog Number: 78800
  • Sales rank: 45,399

Album Credits

Performance Credits
OK Go Primary Artist
Andy Ross Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Peter Lindgard Trumpet
Sven Andersson Saxophone
Rasmus Kihlberg Drums
Jens Lindgard Trombone
Filip Runesson Viola
Damian Kulash Jr. Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Dan Konopka Drums, Group Member
Andrew Duncan Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes, Group Member
Jens Lingård Trombone
Timothy Nordwind Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Andy Ross Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Eric Drew Feldman Producer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Howard Willing Producer
Peter Lindgard Engineer
Ken Sluiter Producer
Tore Johansson Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Damian Kulash Jr. Composer
Mary Fagot Art Direction
Andrew Duncan Composer
David Carlsson Engineer
Jens Lingård Engineer
Timothy Nordwind Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok Go is a great band

    Hi im Michael and Ok Go is a really good band. I never noticed it but their songs are in a couple of movies. So then when my friend showed me their music viedo on you tube, i looked them up and liked their songs. So i bought their album and i love alot of their songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okgo = Happiness

    Okgo is incredible! Their songs on Oh No are so happy and upbeat. I especially love Do What You Want and A Million Ways, but they are all awesome! I suggest listening to them if you haven't heard their music. And definately buy this cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Album of 05!!

    Finally these guys get the credit they deserve. The videos are great and so is the music. My favorite tracks here are Invincible, Do What You Wnat (heard it on the commercial and made me buy this album), Here It Goes Again, Its a Disaster, No Sign of Life, A Million Ways, Let it Rain, and Crash the Party.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okgo is Amazing- by Cidinator

    This cd is a great collaboration of funky, quirky tunes that are great to whistle to, and songs that simply rock out loud and knock your socks off! They worked very hard to bring the best quality music to the album and are quickly on the rise to super stardom. I recommend this cd to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh No is Even Better than Their First Album!

    I love every track on this album. I highly recommend giving every track a listen, but my favorites were A Million Ways, Here It Goes Again and The House Wins. Oh No is a great album, but I would also recommend their self-titled album to complement this album. If you love good music, you will love this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    okgo

    This cd is great, it is very different from their first album self titled 'okgo'. It realy gets you up and moving. Their music i would describe as intelligent and unpretentious pop rock. This band overwhelmed me when i firt herd there strange compilation of guitar, keyboard and backup vocals. They were different from anything i had ever heard before, and i liked it. Okgo are on the rise and will keep rising until they can rise no more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Start to finish

    Ok Go's Oh No garners my vote for best indie album of 2005. Many albums include singles, a few other good songs, and then a bit of filler. Not so with Oh No. I listen to this album start to finish and don't have to skip songs because there is no filler. Each song is unique and makes this album a treat for those who enjoy the eclectic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD

    This is an amazing CD.. All the songs are great, not just one. BUY IT.. NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OH YES to Oh No!!

    This is probably the best CD i have ever owned. And i have owned MANY. The whole CD reminds me of a mix CD, it has the songs to get ready to, the songs to make you happy, the songs that really relate. And cmon, the treadmill video, is TOTALLY AWESOME! i would recommend this album to anyone and everyone because it has no age limit and it doesnt relate to one group of people, it covers ALL the bases! BUY IT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    bigredrowr@gmail.com loves OK Go

    You seriously need to buy this album and anything else OK Go. They are amazing and incredible and extremely talented. If you haven't heard of them, preview them and then buy their music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd is the best!!!!

    I love this cd. None of the songs are fillers. Every one is energnic & fun. Probaly my most played cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    fun and enjoyable

    Ok Go's second album is just as amazing as the first with its unique blend of indie rock and powerpop Ok Go can not be compared to any other artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh No, oh yes!

    Oh No is an amazing follow up to OK Go's self-titled album that came out a few years ago. One of the few bands where the members are just as enjoyable as their music, OK Go is an addicting band that plays music for music's sake (a rare breed these days). One has a hard time not want to get up and dance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenomenal

    If I was stranded on a desert island and I had a choice to take one, and only one CD with me, this would be it! My favorite album of all time. You know those songs that no matter how many times you listen to them, you can't get enough of them? Well, this CD is packed with those songs. It's just a phenomenal album by a great band. A must have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh no, they've done it again.

    This cd is not ok..it's the BEST.The songs are catchy.You can't help but love them and sing along.It's perfect for listening to when you're in the car, hanging around the house, or having a good time with a bunch of friends.It's worth every penny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh no? OH YES!

    Ok Go is the shiz. This album is so great, i highly reccomend it. With their happy tunes and spectacular dance skills, it's a must-have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok Go, The next generation of music

    Ok Go is a great band. With their mix of tempo, lyrics, and unique beats it's impossible not to fall in love with Ok Go. Oh No is a great cd to buy if your just beginning to listen to Ok Go, or if your are an old fan. Ok Go is fresh and original. Oh No will become one of your favorite cds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorite CDs

    All of the songs are awesome. You can't help but to sing and dance along with all of the catchy songs on this album. This is a must buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best band ever

    OK go is soooo good. I first heard them on Fnx and ever since i've been hooked. they were also the best abdn on the VMa's you gotta by their new album

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    The song Do what you want is awesome they rock

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