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    3Oh!3 paves Streets of Gold

    3Oh!3 paves Streets of Gold

    After a “”Chokechain”” or two and being “”Starstrukk”” with Katy Perry, 3Oh!3 is “”Still Around”” and ready to throw a “”House Party.””

    Released June 29, 3Oh!3’s second album, Streets of Gold, shows that Nathaniel Mott and Sean Foreman are maturing in their musical style while remaining pleasing to the ears.

    Despite the fact that the album doesn’t have the band’s old-school flair and less-mainstream sound, it still carries on the same dance party vibe.

    Streets of Gold still has all the clever lyrical bells and whistles fans have come to expect while also featuring infectious choruses that highlight the duo’s singing abilities. They show they’re more than just rappers. Throughout the 14 tracks, you’ll find yourself wanting to hit the repeat button.

    There really isn’t a bad song on the album, minus the Ke$ha collaboration “”My First Kiss.””

    From the corny smacking sounds to the random Ke$ha parts, this song has lame written all over it. Although the cooing is slightly on the catchy side, the rest of it just seems like a Top 40 ploy. The only reason it’s their current single is because of Ke$ha, sadly.

    The lyrics of “”House Party”” make the song comical. They’re overly simplistic and the song is infectious because of it. It’s difficult to tell whether the song is just plain annoying or if it’s hilarious because it’s so simple — either way, it’s pretty funny. Halfway through the song you’ll know all the lyrics, guaranteed.

    The more you listen to Streets of Gold, the more it grows on you. The album really shows a new side of 3Oh!3: they’re more than just a group that raps about Helen Keller and not trusting ho’s.

    Final Grade: B+

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