YMMV / Andrew W.K.


  • Broken Base:
    • After he announced to his followers that he's a brony, many fans did not and would not accept it.
    • His involvement in promoting CN Real also counts as this.
  • Chorus-Only Song: "Party Hard."
  • Crazy Awesome: Exhibit A: you know why he has a broken nose on the cover of I Get Wet? He smashed his own face with a fraggin' brick. Yeah.note 
  • Ear Worm:
    • Everything on I Get Wet. EVERYTHING.
    • WHEN IT'S TIME TO PARTY, WE WILL PARTY HARD
  • Epic Riff: It feels like Andrew's pumped out a bajillion of these. "Party Hard" features two of these prominently, each of which could've easily been their own song.
  • Epileptic Trees: There's a conspiracy theory about Andrew being a character played by multiple people and that he's actually a Stealth Parody or just a corporate ploy to make money. The "evidence" is that he seems to have a different appearance after 2005, and that the original Andrew W.K. disappeared and was never seen again after being taken off stage at a show. Easily disproven by comparing the cover of ''I Get Wet'' to the photos on the right. It's the same guy.
  • First Installment Wins: I Get Wet, forever his calling card.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: All of his albums have charted highest in Japan, and Japan has received several exclusive albums.
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: Normally, he's covered from head to toe in dirt, sweat, and party and could use a shower and a shave. Yeah.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Most of the attention Andrew gets is for the loud party songs. It's usually the dedicated and exceptionally curious who have heard his more textured recent stuff.
  • Memetic Mutation: Andrew WK is practically a walking meme by himself.
    • The bloody I Get Wet album cover. Andrew made it an Ascended Meme with his merch section.
    • PARTY HARD
    • The rather silly conspiracy theory has led to people satirically making pictures with "evidence" that a person was switched with another person after a certain year, similarly to Paul Is Dead.
  • Nightmare Fuel: As a teenager, he wrote a song called "My Destiny" for a girl he had a crush on. Said song led to her getting a restraining order against him. He only made the song available to listen to in 2010, as it became a rather dark Old Shame. In his own words:
    "Aged 17, I set about writing a song for a girl I was obsessed with. When she heard it, she called the police. Have a listen � you'll understand why"
  • Signature Song: Unquestionably, "Party Hard".
  • Squick: Sometimes he'll tweet stuff like this.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Reviews of The Wolf were mixed since the overall tempo of the album was slower than on its more famous predecessor, I Get Wet.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Andrew's silky-smooth baritone would've been a perfect accompaniment to the piano pieces on 55 Cadillac, but the album is entirely instrumental.
  • Vindicated by History: Pitchfork's review of I Get Wet upon release was a dismal 0.6. However, the tenth anniversary received a far warmer 8.6, along with a Best New Reissue award.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Don't let the cover of I Get Wet and the INCREDIBLY LOUD music fool you; he's not a cokehead. Andrew's just Crazy Awesome.

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