LMFAO’s new record Sorry For Party Rocking is awesome. No false advertising from these guys, they really do make you laugh your ass off. The record is wickedly danceable, completely party rockable, and really funny. It’s an ode to all night partying, drinking exquisite beverages and having a totally sweet time while getting down with sexy ladies grinding on sexy men. The best part about LMFAO is that they don’t take themselves too seriously and it’s clear that they love what they do.
The first track “Rock The Beat II” opens with a minor skit. A dark and deep narrative voice starts speaking of a short time ago, in a galaxy close, or “is it closely” the voice examines. Another voice comes in and signals that “it’s closely” but the narrator should continue speaking. The dark voice hesitantly apologizes for the mistake, states that he was party rocking a bit too much and drinking whiskey all day hence the error and goes on to recount the epic history of the band ending with “LMFAO Rocks the beat” which it does.
The title track “Sorry for Party Rocking” is energetic, steady and absolutely danceable. The lyrics speak to the partying that LMFAO does and the complaints that derive as a result of a massive get-down, so the apologetic statement they make is, well, the title of the song. This trite apology is followed by the “Party Rock Anthem,” a riotous club song, delivery con mucho swagger by a raspy, smooth voice over a beat that make your hips move faster than you realize what’s happening.
“Sexy and I Know It,” along with “Champaign Showers” (featuring Natalia Kills) bang with authority. It’s not that the music is supremely original; it’s dance, electro with hip-hop elements. But it’s the layering of the samples, the party tempo and festive attitude of the band that make them stand out.
“One Day” is one of the few songs with any sentimentality. The song is about the one that got away. He reflects on his current accomplishments, and how he is getting everything that he ever wanted except her, but believes one day she will be with him.
The next three tracks have some seriously kick ass collaborators. “Take It to the Hole” is a crazy track featuring the manic stylings of omnipresent Busta Rhymes. It is one of the absolutely best songs on the album, with heavy beats, smooth lyrics and a flawless Busta guest verse smooth, the guest rapper is flawless. “Best Night” features Will.I.Am, GoonRock and Eva Simons, need we say more? “All Night Long” has Lisa on the track doing what she does best, highlighting talent and sexing up this naughty piece. “With You” does not feature a guest artist, it’s more similar to “One Day”.
The dance floor is trampled by a run of dynamic tracks including “Put that A$$ to Work,” “We Came Here to Party” featuring GoodRock and “Reminds Me of You” featuring Calvin Harris. “Hot Dog” is pretty chill and another “Party Rock Anthem,” featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock polish off the album with aplomb.
LMFAO’s approach is casual cool, their style is high-energy chill that makes the band pop without being overly assertive and obnoxious. Their music is great for the club, the house party or a one man party in your bedroom as a way to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day. Sorry For Party Rocking needs no apology, it rocks without exception.
out of 5
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