High-class rhymes, low-brow beats, and more party than the Bolshevik revolution. On their Photo Finish Records debut, recorded with noted producer Matt Squire (Boys Like Girls, Panic At The Disco) and booty bassmaster Benn... more »y Blanco (Spank Rock, Bangers & Cash), 3Oh!3 crumble their crackers into a saucy stew of hip-hop hardness, electro eroticism, and 80s pop pabulum.« less
High-class rhymes, low-brow beats, and more party than the Bolshevik revolution. On their Photo Finish Records debut, recorded with noted producer Matt Squire (Boys Like Girls, Panic At The Disco) and booty bassmaster Benny Blanco (Spank Rock, Bangers & Cash), 3Oh!3 crumble their crackers into a saucy stew of hip-hop hardness, electro eroticism, and 80s pop pabulum.
"This cd is simply amazing, the style of their music is unique and it turns out to be very listenable and enjoyable.
Their beats usually consist of a heavy bassline laced with some techno beats. They turn out to be incredibly catchy and suit their music very well rather than just sampling done by most artists nowadays. In their single 'Punkb*tch,' when the chorus/bridge starts the beats start to ramp up and you can FEEL the tempo change. Truly remarkable for a debut album.
Their rhymes, while not on the same level as other rap duos such as Blue Scholars, Gang Starr, or Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, are entertaining and at times meaningful. It usually varies from shouting/yelling the lyrics to clean singing (which turns out to be very catchy, listen to Punkb*tch). Here is an example of a really good verse by them in the song 'I'm Not Your Boyfriend, Baby.'
(Kill the lights) These children learn from cigarette burns fast cars fast women and cheap drinks (It feels right) All these asphyxiated, self-medicated, take the white pill, you'll feel alright
This verse is not only a point about teenagers/women nowadays, but kids behavior nowadays. People are really abusive and 3OH!3 is pointing this out and showing that young adults are MESSED UP.
Most of the people who listen to 3OH!3 see them as a comedy rap group, but I see them as something better than that. 3OH!3 is one of the best modern groups I have seen nowadays that actually has SUBSTANCE unlike braindead rappers such as Soulja Boy (see Yahhh) or Lil Wayne.
The best songs on this album are Punkb*tch, Chokechain, Still Around, I'm Not Your Boyfriend Baby, Holler Til' You Pass Out, and Don't Trust Me. All of the other songs are decent, but these all stand out as great songs. While some of the songs were taken from their initial EP (such as Chokechain or Holler Til' You Pass Out), these were the best songs on the EP so you are getting the best from that album along with the great songs on Want for one price.
Check this band out or go see them at Warped Tour when they are in your area, they are amazing live and loads of fun on the stage.
This band deserves the support for their hard work and great music."
Compliments your night!
Michael A. Pacheco | Denver | 09/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sure your familiar with "Don't trust me", but what about the rest of the album? If your expecting the same thing I'm afraid your out of luck, but you won't be disappointed. The entire album flows very nicely. It compliments the mood perfectly. "What mood?" you may ask. Let me put it this way. It energizes the party while simultaneously encouraging scandalous behavior. This album will not let you down, unless your planning family reunion with your Southern Baptist cousins. "
Different In A Great Way! Unique Should I say?
Ben J. Moss | Chesterfield, MI | 07/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is great music to workout to and also play in your car.
You have the hardcore part of the music and then it is mixed in with a melody that will have you singing along it is a great cd.
If you are looking for different unique music then this is the cd.
Rarely do I find a cd where all the tracks are good. Sadly I do not care for the last two songs but the rest of the album is worth the purchase."
S. Steiner | USA | 06/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you only heard "Don't Trust Me" on the radio and buy the album, you might be a little bit surprised. The song sounds punky and rocky, but the album is more like a mix of rap, punk, emo, and rock. That's not to say that it isn't a great album; I think it's my favorite album right now. I can't stop listening to them! Plus, considering it's just two white boys singing rap, they aren't that bad. Yeah the lyrics are a little vulgar for younger kids, but if you're looking for a good band, buy 3OH!3."
C Nicole | VA BEACH, M-F-ERS! | 05/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"disreguarding a couple of songs, a friend of mine put it best, like a popularized version of MSI."