Following the release of its much buzzed-about 2008 breakout album, "Want," electro-rap duo 3OH!3  returns with more fast-paced, catchy digital-pop beats on its latest set, "Streets of Gold." The single "My First Kiss" (featuring Ke$ha ) displays 3OH!3's knack for bracketing cheeky lyrics with a thumping bassline ("Kisses like whiskey/It gets me drunk/And I wake up in the morning with the taste of your tongue"), and "House Party" could be the 2010 version of the Beastie Boys ' 1986 hit "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)." Amid a barrage of drumbeats and horns, the track urges listeners to "fuck the clubs" and stay indoors. And in a move that reveals a vulnerable side that hasn't been heard on past efforts, vocalist Sean Foreman trades rapping for a heartfelt delivery on "R.I.P." "The house has burned to ashes/I'm no longer in between/R.I.P., R.I.P., you and me," he sings.
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