Chicago’s Krewella have finally arrived with the release of their major label debut album, Get Wet. In the same way that Blink-182 once galvanized a generation of party-hardy youngings and pissed off and worried their parents with their raunchy, if not at times cringe-worthy angst-ridden brand of pop punk music, Krewella’s Get Wet no doubt fulfills the same void that Blink did – albeit with a face full of bass. But is it more than just a raunchy soundtrack – is it more than insanely infectious pop music? Compare the record with any number of recent top 40 hits or critical pop darlings like Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” and there’s clearly a distinct difference in attitude and tone deeper then musical style or genre. With Krewella, there’s a primal if not animalistic sense of unbridled emotion reminiscent of the hard rock heyday or recent bands like Paramore; something that current pop music, like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” lacks. With that said, in a time where the dance music’s power as a pop culture force is in question, Krewella’s debut album is not only the most aggressive pop record in years, but a timeless record and a cultural milestone for dance music, cementing the legitimacy of the EDM age.

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