Of the Blue Colour of the Sky Ok Go (CD)
YP intern Thai Williams
OK Go's third album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky blasts out from the very first song, ending any previous conceptions of the rock group. While the band seems to break away from the likes of the successful single Here It Goes Again, replacing it with the Prince-inspired WTF?, there are still some rocky classics like All Is Not Lost and This Too Shall Pass.
As with the band's earlier albums, there is no single genre - expect to hear electro, progressive rock and even an acoustic love song. This means the appeal is much broader, too, and will attract those beyond the usual indie/rock crowd.
Intentional or not, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky should satisfy just about any musical taste, from early teen to post mid-life crisis, a rare trait among albums.
Last Leaf, though slightly repetitive, is a sweet, acoustic love ballad sure to warm the hearts of all romantics.
Of the 13 songs, This Too Shall Pass is likely to be the album's biggest hit, as it's most similar to OK Go's regular rock. Its cheery radiance mixed with a semi-serious bridge makes for a good mood-lifter.