This is the third album for the Asian-American hip hop quartet and should be noted for landing a #1 on the Billboard hot 100 with their single "Like a G6", which let's face it, is probably the reason you are here.
Resultantly, the guys have landed a lot more international recognition with Free Wired. And what's not to like? They have some great guest spots on the album, "Don't Look Now" features Keri Hilson, the catchy disco love-song "Fighting for Air" features FrankMusik and the very catchy & funky "If I Was You (OMG)" features the Snoop Doggy Dogg himself, the list goes on. The whole album is dripping in double-tracked electronic vocals, auto-tune, catchy bass beats and infectious hooks that will make you want to get up and dance.
However that's about it; this is a great party album that will get you in the mood to head out clubbing but after a couple of listens this will be resigned to your shelf, it quickly begins to grate on you after you have heard flo' [floor] rhymed with mo' [more] for the 185th time in the same verse; in "Girls on the Dance Floor" the same line is repeated six times back-to-back before they ask "Oh, you didn't hear me no mo'?" and then proceed to say the line again.
The album is ridiculously short as well; most tracks lasting just over 3 minutes and there are only 10 of them (not 9, as Amazon lists) so you can pretty much listen to the entirety of this album through twice in an hour and when the lyrics are repeated ad nauseam in each song you will quickly tire of it.
In conclusion, this is a great pop-dance album and worth a purchase for the single "Like a G6" alone but it's not pushing the envelope in any respect and the lyrics are lazy and repetitive, lacking any thought and only the appearance of talented guest stars like Ryan Tedder from One Republic add any flair to the mix. Recommended if you're into synthy-electro-dance-pop, but don't expect it to blow you away.