3oh!3 - Want
3OH!3 is Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, 2 of the biggest and best to ever come out of Colorado. When it comes to classifying 3OH!3, there are 2 main components that must be brought under consideration. The explicit and always humorous lyrics, and the bomb beats that never cease to amaze. On website forums and at concerts all over the world, the debates have raged on ever since Want was released. Electronica or Hip-Hop. What do I think 3OH!3 should be classified as? Why dont we take a look.
Want starts off with the 1 minute instrumental, "Tapp". As short as this song is, it holds a powerful feel that carries on throughout the entire album. Think of it as a modernized "Eruption". Next up, the aptly titled "PunkBitch". The lyrics convey a somewhat blunt but creative picture with the beats to match. "Dont Trust Me" is the knock-out punch, delivering a clear yet completely twisted story of wanting to be accepted by the cool guys. The chorus is to die for and the beats are playful and inventive. "ChokeChain" is a simple song about choke chains for dogs. I know it sounds weird but you have to hear it to believe it. It has beat on top of beat with simple lyrics to build off of. "I'm Not Your Boyfriend Baby" delivers those same punches, while still sounding brand spanking new."I Cant Do It Alone" is a hilarious song that gives Foreman and Motte the credibility they deserve. It has a repetitive beat, which gives them the chance to show off their lyrical prowess. The lyrics alone should be a standard for all hip-hop/electronica bands. "Starstrukk" is a song all about sex. 100%, for the entire 3:04 of the song, they sing about sex. I know what your thinking, "I've been there, heard that". But the thing is, you havent heard it like this. "Rich Man" is my personal favorite. It gives a huge shout out to Motte and Foreman's hometown, Boulder CO. But more than that, the lyrics are easy to sing along to, and it's got some incredible bass. "Photofinnish" is a strange song. That's about all I can say. "Still Around" is a heartfelt song that has a great piano intro. Definitely a great soft song for the ladies. "Holler Til You Pass Out" is perhaps the most gangsta song on the whole damn album, but it's a good thing. 3OH!3 don't take the whole gangsta thing seriously, so it's a fun song to listen to. "Colorado Sunrise" is part 2 of the soft songs, with a little more of the techno beats, but emotional nonetheless.
I know that I wrote a lot, but once you listen to Want, you will understand exactly why I wrote what I wrote. 3OH!3 give new life to the hip-hop/techno/electronica scene. All of their songs are new and creative, while still singing about the same stuff the last guys sang. The only beef I had with this album was the songs kind of sound repititive, and it's not even that big of a beef. I know that it's not something wrong with the band, it's just the whole hip-hop/techno/electronica genre. What category do I think 3OH!3 should be placed in? None. There should be a whole new category devoted to bands like 3OH!3 that break the genre barrier. And what shall we name this new genre you may ask? Greatness.
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on 2010-01-20 minrealtime Said:
I think the new category should be called : Noise Pollution
Every song of theirs, and their collaborations, are the equivalent of annoying children crying in a movie theatre. I constantly wonder how they even have a record deal. I can only hope that this is their last effort and they can retire, giving actual artists some airplay.
on 2009-03-17 blackxdan Said:
no matter how hard i try, i cannot get into 3oh!3