You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #510 / 669
User Score
Based on 78 ratings
2018 Ratings: #596
March 2, 2018 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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A.V. Club
As always, Andrew W.K. builds anthems brick by brick, reinforcing huge choruses with multi-tracked vocals and earworm piano lines, all the better to make you feel like a participant as much as a listener. And the subjects are familiar but universa
Trying to squeeze any kind of spirituality out of getting wasted is a burdensome challenge, and is bound to get a few eyes rolling, but on ‘You’re Not Alone’, Andrew W.K.’s decision to dive head-first into the waters of party philosophy, is the most rewarding decision he’s ever made.
In an era of such toxic social and political division, W.K.'s inclusive messages of joy and unity are a welcome respite from what feels like a perpetual torrent of bad news.
In reality, he might just be the all essential boost of positivity and endurance that we didn’t know we needed. The lure of the party, it seems, is stronger than ever.
The Needle Drop

Exuding copious amounts of raw positivity, You're Not Alone is a triumphant return to music for Andrew W.K.

Drowned in Sound

You're Not Alone is the sound of a singer doing his bit to save the world.


You’re Not Alone, his first album in nine years, sounds the way getting bludgeoned to death with a pillowcase full of hardcover Tony Robbins books feels.


This is perhaps an album Andrew W.K. had to make, a career reset after a long absence meant to reintroduce him to a new generation of fans — and he's frankly as likeable as ever here, an undeniably interesting and unique artist. Hopefully You're Not Alone is a stepping stone towards future excellence.

Spectrum Culture
As a complete body of work, the entire album feels like taking a whole bottle of antidepressants at one time. It’s entirely too much of a good thing.

You're Not Alone takes the gruff, untamed I Get Wet and smoothes those edges out, and not even an ultra-high energy level and walls of guitar distortion can mask the fact that this party is loud, but not that fun.

The Line of Best Fit
Song after song goes for big, anthemic goosebump moments, but the melodies aren’t memorable enough and the sentiment, even as sincerely as it is delivered, feels forced.
Under The Radar

We only see glimpses of what makes Andrew W.K. great in You're Not Alone. We want to party hard. We don't want to be psycho-analyzed by a Creed tribute band.

Space Vacation
"I Get Wet" is in my opinion, one of the most underrated albums of the last two decades plus--
Andrew W.K. himself is in my opinion, a lovely, beautiful soul that this world doesn't deserve.
Now, I prefix with these two above statements because I'm going to try my best not to grade on a curve or give this a glowing or bias review just because of my past history with Andrew W.K. and his music.

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This epic. This album has excellent flow, you are brought along a journey through life with some great music. The instrumentation is very grand or triumphant, very energetic, while at times a bit slower. Tons of piano over the traditional hard rock instruments on here; this album destroyed in the instrumentation department. The lyrics, the music itself, and some spoken-word parts, are meant to motivate and to inspire, which it does very well. The majority of this album will not stick in my ... read more
Inspiring power rock. It's powerful and demands its audience to take it for how theatrical it is. The music here is great and all, but the album overstays its welcome and doesn't offer all that many interesting moments.
I love Andrew WK as a human. he is so sincere and just seems to be a wonderful person. I want to like his music, and I did like "I get wet". This just seems very polished and kind of corny. It's not bad bad, but it's not that good either.
This album is everywhere in terms of quality. Songs such as Music Is Worth Living For, Ever Again, and Break The Curse are all near perfection. However, other songs are just bland, flavorless, and forgettable. Not a bad album, but not a good one.
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Track List

  1. The Power of Partying
  2. Music Is Worth Living For
  3. Ever Again
  4. I Don't Know Anything
  5. The Feeling of Being Alive
  6. Party Mindset
  7. The Party Never Dies
  8. Give Up On You
  9. Keep On Going
  10. In Your Darkest Moments
  11. The Devil's On Your Side
  12. Break the Curse
  13. Total Freedom
  14. Beyond Oblivion
  15. Confusion and Clarity
  16. You're Not Alone
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Added on: November 29, 2017