Andy Greenwald
March 17, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Close Calls with Brick Walls

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Andrew W.K.
genre
Rock

We gave it a C-

Greasy-haired hyperactive sleaze-rocker/life coach Andrew W.K. is best known these days for hosting game shows and owning bars — too bad, because his 2001 single ”Party Hard” was both awesome and funny. Unfortunately, neither of those descriptions applies to this follow-up, Close Calls with Brick Walls recorded in 2005 but delayed due to legal wrangling (it’s paired with a bonus disc of rare material). Belting and heaving overwrought headbangers like an undercooked Meat Loaf, Andrew at least sounds like he’s having fun. If only the same held true for the listener. C?

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