3OH!3 - Want

The mixture of rock, electro, crunkcore, hip hop and pop with a heavy dose of tongue-in-cheek lyrics might be a strange one but it's something 3OH!3 have achieved with Want, albeit with varying results. When it works, the results are addictive such as with the electro pop of 'Don't Trust Me' which also comes equipped with a brilliantly bad taste lyric of "Do the Helen Keller and talks with your hips"; when it fails, the results are pretty offensive to the ears such as on 'Choke Chain' which is every bit as bad as the title of the track implies it could be. However just when you think that you have 3OH!3 figured as a hit-and-miss electro crunk-rock band, they completely take you by surprise with the intimate piano-led ballad 'Still Around'. The lyrics certainly aren't up to much and border on the cringeworthy - "They won't let me turn around/To get one last look at my baby" - but it's a sign that these boys are proper musicians and can actually sing which definitely intrigues you as to what this band might create in the future.

Overall

6

out of 10

Last updated: 18/04/2018 17:35:51

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