Jeremy & Claire Weiss
Melissa Maerz
January 07, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

Of the Blue Colour of the Sky

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

Sometimes, OK Go feel more like a prank than a band. Famous for treadmill-dancing in the video for ”Here It Goes Again,” they play guitars that shoot laser beams and once passed out burritos on the street. Even their new album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, sounds like pop’s version of a fake mustache: Frontman Damian Kulash gives his best Prince impression, from the gasping falsetto of ”WTF?” to the assless-pants funk of ”White Knuckles,” but it’s more Midnite Vultures than Purple Rain. He’s better at riding the power-pop rainbow of ”All Is Not Lost,” a sing-along for hipsters who remember how to party unironically. B-

Download This: Listen to the song All Is Not Lost at last.fm

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