OK Go are well known for their video making antics, from dancing on treadmills to making crazy Rube Golberg machines, they have become a bit gimmicky for some people with the videos attracting much more attention than their music. In all honesty their music sadly isn’t in the same league as their videos but they still have some great songs.

I remember when they first burst onto the UK music scene with Get Over It and it was, well, one hit wonder. But it wouldn’t be the first or last time I’ve bought an album off one hit and enjoyed it, this was certainly one of those.
I also remember introducing my girlfriend at the time to the album, it was about the only thing we could agree on to listen to in the car when we went anywhere, I ended up buying her a copy – which she lost and on finding my copy in the car blamed me for stealing it. She did eventually find the CD and I was vindicated.
Now my wife, I think it’s one of the few albums where our musical tastes cross and we now own two copies. 
Return was one of those songs that I just kind of sang along to without thinking too much until Jen actually asked me what it was about. Listening properly it certainly seemed like a tragic song, a lament at a life cut short – “You were supposed to grow old”. This led to a bit of googling and I eventually found out that the song was about a friend of the band who fell through a window at a party and died. 
The song obviously feels  a little different after learning that, a bit more haunting, but it’s still a great track and for me proof that OK Go do manage to make good music as well as great music videos.

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The Christmas reading list

If you’re prepared you’ve probably already bought all your Christmas gifts even if it isn’t yet December, if you aren’t and you have a music lover in your life then how about a nice music related book? I’ve got a few recommendations for you here, there are plenty more I’ve enjoyed over the years – […]

For Your Ears, For Your Eyes #2

The latest newsletter has dropped this week, the second of our recommendations issues. Featuring Charli XCX, Zuzu, The Avalanches, Everything is a remix and a few more. Check it out at the link below and don’t forget to sign up so you don’t miss future emails – link in the site footer! For Your Ears, […]

The mailing list – For Your Ears – For Your Eyes

We’ve just sent out the first issue of our mailing list with our fortnightly recommendations. If you haven’t read it yet you can do so here. https://mailchi.mp/f200e38df083/for-your-ears-for-your-eyes But why not sign up using the form in the footer and make sure you don’t miss an issue.

Some Podcast Recommendations

So much to listen to, so little time. I’m sure it’s the same for most people – I have a queue of new music I want to listen to, along with wanting to rediscover and enjoy old favourites and then add to that an ever increasing queue of podcasts to take up my listening time. […]

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