Review – Ok Go – Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky
Artiste: OK Go
Title: Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Label: Capital Records/Paracadute Recordings
With its title, lyrics and concept supposedly based on The Influence of the Blue Ray of the Sunlight and of the Blue Colour of the Sky, a pseudoscientific book published in 1876, the group’s third studio album was produced by David Fridmann, best known for his psychedelic work with The Flaming Lips and MGMT. Not surprisingly, the effort is a noted departure from the act’s usual pop rock. But, as the title of the third track reads – all is not lost.
Cooler, calmer, and more varied, the record thins out the sharp guitar riffs and cultivates a darker atmosphere in which the band can release emotions other than the goofy exuberance the band, up until this point, has been known for. Needing/Getting reels out like a Strokes/Interpol unreleased track; WTF? Sounds lifted from My Morning Jacket’s awesome Evil Urges opus; while White Knuckles is one hell of a 80s throwback.
Best tracks: This Too Shall Pass; All is Not Lost.