Andrew W.K.’s 2001 album I Get Wet is a simple, primal, fun, and (quite simply) phenomenal album of overproduced chugging pop-metal party anthems. This album, 55 Cadillac, the new Andrew W.K. album isn’t exactly fun. It’s just kinda forgettable. Still, even though there are few albums less essential than this one, I’m glad Andrew W.K. made (and released this). If you didn’t already know, Andrew Wilkes-Krier is actually a classically trained pianist and here on 55 Cadillac he finally lets his listeners know. The problem is that instead of any sort of songs, we are all treated to 40 minutes of (mostly) aimless improvisational piano noodling where Andrew W.K. touches on jazz, rock-n-roll, and classical melodies and structures but basically just fucks around on the piano with no purpose at all. Imagine what a classically trained pianist just screwing around sounds like and now you have no need to hear this. But if you do, listen away (listen below for the most memorable “song” on the album). Me, I’ll listen to “Party Hard” instead. It ain’t brain surgery but (unlike this) it’s memorable.