So here’s the scenario: I’m walking around Virgin Records tripping over stuff and being entirely too loud for my age. Low and behold, I turn to the majestic wall of germ infected headphones and volume knobs that never work, and find Does It Offend You, Yeah‘s debut full length release, You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Into. I grab the headphones, plop them on my ears, and begin skimming through the album. I didn’t have much time to lollygag so the CD was purchased and given a thorough listen later on.
With the obtainment of this album, I’ve come to the conclusion that if Daft Punk, Muse, Justice and PlayRadioPlay had a baby at a rave, it would come out sounding exactly like DIOYY! Weird analogy I know, but let me explain. I swear it makes sense.
It’s pretty obvious the guys were channeling a lot Daft Punk and Justice throughout the album, but I still feel it earns its marks for an original attempt. It may not be the most innovative sounding album I’ve acquired recently, but it definitely has its highlights. For instance, the closing song for the record, “Epic Last Song,” is a lovely mixture of percussion, synth use, and clever vocals. Compared to the rest of the album, it’s a work of genius; up against any other artist of their kind, it’s just a good song. In all, the album is a decent collection of tunes merged with various highlights. Worth a listen? Sure, why not! Worth our “over-priced America” value? Not so much. — Kim Johnson