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Oh No
     

Oh No

4.9 57
by OK Go
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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 as perfectly arranged as those natty suits the quartet wears in Oh No's photos; perhaps a little calculated, 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. OK Go has written an album that coats its incredibly accessible nuts and bolts with an effervescent rocket sauce. It's got that unique zing, the one that says "modern rock sensation!" on the label.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/2005
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724357880022
catalogNumber:
78800
Rank:
44110

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Performance Credits

OK Go   Primary Artist
Peter Lindgard   Trumpet
Sven Andersson   Saxophone
Rasmus Kihlberg   Drums
Jens Lindgard   Trombone
Filip Runesson   Viola
Damian Kulash   Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
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
Howard Willing   Producer
Peter Lindgard   Engineer
Ken Sluiter   Producer
Tore Johansson   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Damian Kulash   Composer
Mary Fagot   Art Direction
Andrew Duncan   Composer
David Carlsson   Engineer
Jens Lingård   Engineer
Timothy Nordwind   Composer

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Oh No 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dvd is hilarious if you enjoy Ok Go. It includes many videos you can't find on the internet or anywhere else and you get the latest CD as well. ~getalife
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this album! I didn't believe that Ok Go could equal, let alone exceed, the standard of their first album! This album is full of fun and beauty. One of those rare albums you could never tire of hearing! Beautiful! Rebecca Davis
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is soooo good. I thought that the first one was good but this one blows it out of the water. The songs are amazing and whenever you hear them you feel like you want to get up and dance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having been an OK Go fan for almost four years, I was estatic to find that another CD dropped this past month. It's become a part of me, and I cannot stress how wonderful it really is. It combines everything that any music lover needs, from the sexy "Oh Lately It's So Quiet" to the head bopping "Crash The Party" and the philisophical "The House Wins" resting at in the middle, only at the end of the CD. Whatever. I highly reccommend it to any music lover out there-you will not be dissappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing CD.. All the songs are great, not just one. BUY IT.. NOW!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song Do what you want is awesome they rock
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album like I love the air I breath. Ok Go's songs are so catchy and creative, they really stick with you, i would say that this band can pull anything off, from their video of "a million ways to be cruel" to their fabulous live performances, the sound on the album is really mellow, yet full of energy, and Damiam Kulash's voice is irresistible. a must buy for anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first ran across OK Go about six months ago when I saw their video for 'A Million Ways.' The song's upbeat dance/pop/rock vibe compelled me to buy their album, Oh No, and I must say, I am completely satisfied. It's one of those albums that I can just put on and not have to skip through any songs. Great all around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you thought you liked OK Go before, you're gonna piddle your pants over them now. There new CD is fantabulous, fatastic, amazing, brilliant, etc. The songs range from fast paced, to haunting, to just plain old fun. The lyrics are smart and the CD is hot. -TheGreyLady
Guest More than 1 year ago
OkGo's Oh No album is truly the best. There isnt one song that you wont enjoy. Go and purchase it, you wont be sorry...just happy
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like good music, you'll like this record. Plain and simple. Rawer and smoother than their last, but just as good. It's a good buy and an even better piece of work. There's a song for every mood you're in. A rare good AND new band. Check it out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the perfect album to wake you up and get you ready to go. The pumping beats and catchy lyrics make it a staple in my CD player. Get it and you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OkGo's Album is simply the best. There isnt a single son that you want to hit skip. Lets just say,if you purchase it,you wont be sorry.. PICK IT UP..now..
Guest More than 1 year ago
the WHOLEEE cd is AMAZINGGGGG. not one bad song like most cds, and they're just as good in concert, so its not all electronically done. it is worth every cent, so buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok Go is not okay, actually it's amazingly fabulous filled with splendid beats, catchy tunes and lyrics. They most def. outdid themselves from the previous album "Ok Go". With their new album, the artists pushed past their limits, settling for nothing better and brand new fresh songs. Go buy it and hear it for yourself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What does it take to become my new favorite band? Start with a sophomore release that blows your impressive first album out of the water, complete with Beach Boys harmonies, Cars synthesizer squelches and Queen-inspired fanfare all over-top hard hitting crunchy guitars and power-pop-rock. Then build a website that not inspires people to become fans, but rewards them too. This is exactly what OK Go has done, and that is why they are my new favorite band. Oh No is from start to finish a fun and rocking CD. The hooks are infectious, but the songwriting is far to grand to be bubble-gum. OK Go’s vocal work is right-on and memorable. Production is major-label professional without being overly slick. In short, this album rocks. Producer Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand) told OK Go on the first day of work on Oh No, “You will go into a room and you will rock.” That is exactly what they did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best CD's out there. Even my mom (who hates alternative) found herself bobbing her head to this amazing masterpiece. Get it. Now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is awesome! The music sounds like modern Beetles and completely rocks! It's perfect for car rides, parties or even just hanging out at home. I completely love the CD and think that everyone should listen to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!