|Released July 7, 2009|
|Genre Dance-pop, EDM, hip hop|
Label will.i.am Music Group, Cherrytree, Interscope
Party Rock (2009) Sorry for Party Rocking (2011)
Party Rock is the debut studio album by American electronic duo LMFAO, released on July 7, 2009 by Interscope Records. "I'm in Miami Bitch" was the first single released from the album in late 2008. The second single was "La La La" released on September 8, 2009. The third single, "Shots" was released on October 13, 2009. "Yes" was released on December 15, 2009 as the fourth single from the album.
The album has prominent electronic characteristics with influences of hip hop, 1980s synthpop and dance with lyrics about partying, and having a good time in the night life. The EP version was released on July 1, 2008 to iTunes. The album was nominated at the 52nd Grammy Awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album but lost to Lady Gaga's The Fame. It was tracked and mixed at KMA Music in Manhattan. LMFAO started in 2008 with their single "I'm in Miami Bitch".
Initial critical response to Party Rock was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 63, based on four reviews. Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times calls Party Rock a mixture of the "same pleasures as those remixes: thumping 1980s-inspired beats, instantly catchy synth hooks, shouty catchphrases about how "what happens at the party stays at the party." Ginger Clements of Billboard said that "DJ/rappers Redfoo and Sky Blu (the son and grandson, respectively, of Motown founder Berry Gordy) fulfill all the lyrical requirements for a summer anthem—sunny locale, sexual tension and a liquor-assisted nonstop party." John Bush of Allmusic called Party Rock "an indulgent record with plenty of fun and immaturity, but a real need for a growing musical identity." Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone calls Party Rock "a mixture of sleazy jams, booty boasts and enough irony to clog your Jacuzzi."