Alive & Amplified - Mooney Suzuki
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. If you dug the sweaty rowdiness of Mooney's last records, you'll find that the Matrix scrub-job has removed most of their traces of grit, grime and rock.
  2. Alive & Amplified sounds so slick that it slips right by.
  3. 20
    They're a bit like '80s vintage Judas Priest but not quite as good. Or indeed as gay. [Sep 2004, p.99]
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. WillyP.
    Jun 9, 2006
    8
    Is it dumb? Yes. Is it overproduced? Yes. Does it rock? Abso-frickin-lutely!!!
  2. andrewg
    Apr 11, 2006
    10
    I don't usually listen to indie rock, but i heard one of their singles and just fell in love with this album.
  3. RossN
    Apr 21, 2005
    8
    A ot of the reviews of this album miss the point and prefer to back the 'credible' but boorish stand that because it was produced by the Matrix it must be bad. So I heard this in a my loacl record shop the other day and jumped on it - it's rock n roll and when it's done right, as it is here for at least 60% of the songs, it's a wonderful thing. The first half of the record is great, then it tapers off a little until one cringe-worthy track (Naked Lady), but then rebounds with a cool unlisted bonus track. Full Review »