American Doll Posse

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 1, 2007
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Billboard
    60
    Despite it being more rock-oriented than 2005's "The Beekeeper," this album isn't much of a sonic progression, and it takes a while for "Posse" to find its voice. [5 May 2007]
  2. In typical Tori fashion, there's way too much conceptual malarkey surrounding the songs, but if you can ignore her fake posse, you'll find this is Amos' best album in many years.
  3. Uncut
    60
    American Doll Posse sounds like a return to more conventional songwriting form. [Jun 2007, p.87]
  4. Mojo
    60
    Here's a concept Tori: less is more. [Jun 2007, p.108]
  5. Too bad Posse is a conceptual wreck, because it benefits from some of the beefiest, most borderline-glam-rock moments Amos has put on record.
  6. Ambitious, high-concept albums are one thing, but Posse's just a boring mess.
  7. The touches of old Tori ("Girl Disappearing," "Body and Soul") are fairly solid, but most often she gets lost in her mental "posse."
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 84
  2. Negative: 4 out of 84
  1. Ck
    Oct 6, 2007
    4
    Big fan, but I just don't get this one. There are a couple of great tracks, but for the most part, ADP falls completely flat for me. Big fan, but I just don't get this one. There are a couple of great tracks, but for the most part, ADP falls completely flat for me. While the Beekeeper was also not her best - can someone tell me which songs on ADP are better than Barons of Suburbia, Mother Revolution, or the power of orange knickers? Anyone rating this album above a 5, is seriously kidding themselves. Full Review »
  2. ShaneequaJ
    Apr 30, 2007
    6
    It's definitely better than The Beekeeper. The problem with ADP is that there's too much. The album is bloated with interludes that It's definitely better than The Beekeeper. The problem with ADP is that there's too much. The album is bloated with interludes that don't amount to anything. However, there are some highlights with it. "Dragon" is amazing, and "Smokey Joe" is haunting. Get rid of about 9 or 10 tracks and this album will be pretty solid. Full Review »
  3. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    Tori comes back with a Rock N' Roll album which is almost on par with her early works. Again this album is far too long and suffers from aTori comes back with a Rock N' Roll album which is almost on par with her early works. Again this album is far too long and suffers from a lack of editing. Download: Teenage Hustling, Bouncing Off Clouds, Father’s Son Full Review »