Alive & Amplified

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2004
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. cameronb
    Apr 9, 2005
    9
    This album rules ignore all the crap "official" reveiw. what do they know anyway?? Its a great album LOOSE N JUICY
  3. WillyP.
    Jun 9, 2006
    8
    Is it dumb? Yes. Is it overproduced? Yes. Does it rock? Abso-frickin-lutely!!!
  4. 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.
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. Mojo
    20
    They're a bit like '80s vintage Judas Priest but not quite as good. Or indeed as gay. [Sep 2004, p.99]
  2. The Mooneys are guilty of bringing songs to the album that aren't so much dumb (though they're that too) as they are lazy.
  3. Filter
    54
    Some kind of Californian 5th Dimension/Phil Spector hybrid. All apologies, guys, but it comes off about as genuine as Phil Spector's current legal defense. [#11, p.94]