I Shake, I Move

A couple of days before I knew I was going to make a semi-irrational decision that would change my financial standing I was out with my friend going to see a movie. We were hella early because I was way to excited to see the movie (I think). But we had a good hour to kill and we ended up in HMV. I hadn’t gone in there for a really long time simply because I was trying to curb my impulsive DVD buying. But that day I was cool. I didn’t buy any, there was nothing I was willing to pay for and everything else I would have bought I already had. But I was in the mood to add some new music to my library.

I know you are saying to yourself, “Who buys CDs anymore?” Well the answer would be me. I don’t buy anywhere near as much as I used to. I just pick up a song here and there if it sounds interesting. Most albums out there now only have one or two songs are any good anyways. So this way I usually skip all the crap and get the goodness and that is all I am looking for. But that day I did want a whole album, something tangible instead of magical digital technology that streams from somewhere and produces fabulous rhythmic sounds.

I was looking for music that was a little different than what I usually listen too, has a good beat, energizing (makes me want to dance) and generally entertaining. I was flipping through stuff and nothing was screaming out “pick me!” and I almost left empty handed. But then I walk around the corner and there on display was this pretty amateur tacky looking CD that said to me in a cool overly confident voice, “you know you want it.”

I picked it up and flipped it over looking at the song list. I had only heard one song off of LMFAO’s CD “Party Rock” but for some reason that was enough for me. Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and try new things. Plus it was on sale for $9.99.

I put it on as soon as I got in the car and the intro is part dance part “Eye of the Tiger”. That had me scared at first. I thought what did I just buy? And my friend gave me a raise eyebrow look and started to laugh at me. But I kept listening. And I have to say I like it.

One thing about this album is that you have to remember that it is dance music. There are no complex lyrics or revolutionary musical qualities about it. It is repetitive, electronic, base heavy, and just flat out fun. It is club music. You listen to it and you can feel the coolness of the drink in your hand and you can see the mass of sweaty bodies and flashing lights going along to the beat.

All the beats are danceable. From beginning to end it makes you want to move. You will either start to tap your toe or nod your head or just something. I am listening to it right now and I just realized I am typing to the beat. It is just that simple that it is intoxicating. Songs like “I’m in Miami Bitch” (which on Flow they play the TO version “I’m in Toronto Trick”) and “Leaving U 4 The Groove” get me every time.

LMFAO – I’m In Miami Bitch

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And then there are the lyrics. The stupidly ridiculous inappropriate lyrics that are utterly hilarious. Like in the song “Get Crazy” aka the titty song. They say either titty or titties 24 times in the song. But the line in the song that gets me is “And pull your titties out like you part of tha African tribe, Mon foo foo”. I know I should probably be offended by it but I laugh at it every time. Or in “I Am Not a Whore” there is a great line “They say I look yummy and they want a taste. But I’m a human not a sandwich”. How can you not enjoy a line like that?

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Maybe I am just easily amused but I enjoy it.  It is obvious that these guys were just having a good time putting this together. I think they called themselves LMFAO because that is what they were doing.

I totally recommend this album. It is fun and entertaining. Don’t listen to this if you are looking for quality, a message, or any depth. This is for the person who just wants to have a good time. It is like a so-bad-it-is-good movie except in musical form. Enjoy.

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